Shareholder, Partnership & Director Dispute Solicitors

At Freeman Jones Solicitors, we know that disputes arising between directors, shareholders and partners can have a strong detrimental effect on their business.

It can be vital that any partner disputes are resolved swiftly before they get out of hand and so that this does not negatively impact your staff, colleagues or business as a whole. Therefore, employing specialist director dispute solicitors is key to the resolution you are looking for.

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How can a dispute arise?

There are many different reasons why a dispute may arise amongst directors, shareholders or partners of a business. These can include:

  • Misconduct – a partner may wrongfully exercise their lawful authority, fail to perform an act they are required to do by law, or even exercise rude or aggressive behaviour towards others.
  • Breach of duty – a fellow partner may act in breach of any existing fiduciary obligations they owe to the business, especially if they are a director.
  • Collapse of a professional relationship – partners may have a disagreement in or outside of the business that ultimately results in a complete breakdown of their working relationship.
  • Lack of involvement – it may become clear that another partner spends most of their time away from the business and shows a lack of interest in promoting the success of the business.

Some businesses can refer to their Partnership Agreement in order to determine the outcome or procedure necessary to resolve the dispute. However, sometimes a dispute cannot be resolved by any written agreement and the parties involved may need to seek legal advice. In this instance, choosing the right director dispute solicitors can help you get the result you are looking for.

How Specialist Director Dispute Solicitors Can Help

At Freeman Jones Solicitors, we specialise in areas of partnership relations and disputes, these include:

  • Breach of fiduciary/directors’ duties – these are the duties specified in the Companies Act 2006, which include duties such as a director must act only within the powers granted by the company and a director must promote the company’s success.
  • Partnership agreements – a written agreement published between members of a Partnership which show the actions, rights and powers of each partner.
  • Derivative action (in situations where a director is reluctant/incapable to rectify a wrong which has been committed) – these are claims which are brought by one or more shareholders of the company against a director if it is believed they have committed a wrong against the company.
  • The rights of shareholders and directors – both are separate entities within a company with different respective rights.

If you wish to discuss any of the above matters further, then why not contact us for a FREE initial no obligation 30 minutes consultation with one of our Director dispute solicitors.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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