Acting for Directors, Senior Employees and Board-Level disputes can be complicated and challenging. We can help with complex Director and Shareholder issues and we’ll steer you through contracts, claims and disputes.

We specialise in advising on all contentious and non-contentious issues in this specialist area of the law. Our corporate team handles the drafting of all company formation documents and our litigation team can handle any subsequent disputes. We can use all of the powers included in the Companies Act and the Insolvency Act to ensure that your position is protected, whether you’re a minority shareholder or feel that you’ve been unfairly prejudiced by a Company’s actions or even if you’re a joint director or shareholder and you and your co-director have fallen out. Similarly, it may be a straightforward contractual dispute but it may need to be litigated within the terms of an existing partnership or shareholders’ agreement by the use of arbitration or a nominated expert following a business sale or acquisition. We’ve got years of experience in dealing with these types of disputes, and we can offer flexible fee arrangements to ensure that you or your business are not prevented from litigating these disputes because of a cash-flow issue.

This area of the law often requires “out of the box” thinking – with novel uses of specialist processes such as a winding-up petition or an unfair-prejudice petition rather than simply rushing off and issuing a claim in the County Court or the High Court. We’ll give you all the options and the pros and cons of each particular method.

Lee Emptage

Corporate & Commercial, Commercial property

Fiona McAnaw

Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Employment

Tony Briscoe

Litigation & Dispute Resolution & Property, Insolvency

Holly Stevens

Corporate & Commercial

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