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Shareholder and Partner Disputes
We understand the pressures involved in running a business and know that disputes can arise regardless of who you are in business with, be it friends, family or business colleagues. If you are involved in a dispute, the expert team at JMW can help you reach a satisfactory resolution that doesn't harm your business any more than it needs to.
For more information about how our team can help you resolved your shareholder or partner dispute quickly and efficiently, contact us today. Simply call us on 0345 872 6666 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will give you a call back as soon as possible.
Types of Dispute
Shareholders' and partner disputes can take many forms, and among the more common we encounter include:
- Breach of shareholders' agreements
- Conflicts of interest
- Minority shareholder protection
- Unfair prejudice
Shareholders' and Partnership Agreements
In addition to resolving disputes, our commercial team can provide proactive advice on how to avoid potential future disputes by preparing documentation in the form of Shareholders' and Partnership Agreements.
These agreements can be drafted in detail in order to regulate proceedings in the event of a dispute. They can include procedures and methods of valuing the business and compulsory provisions to acquire another shareholder or partner's share in the business if the dispute cannot be resolved.
Why Choose JMW?
A dispute of this type can lead to a breakdown in the trust and confidence between management and/or owners, but whether you have a small shareholding or share in the business, or whether you are a majority shareholder or owner, the experts at JMW can help.
We have many years of experience in resolving disputes, whether between shareholders in a company or partners in a partnership. With our detailed understanding of both company law and partnership law, we can advise clients in the most efficient way of resolving disputes without causing substantial effects to the ongoing running of their business.
Using lawyers with experience in both litigious and non-litigious areas of law, we can provide legal and commercial advice to clients in how to resolve the dispute and, if necessary, to negotiate the exit of one of the parties from the business. If an exit is required, we can arrange for valuations of the business to be prepared using our contacts with accountants throughout the north west.