Resolving director and shareholder disputes

Director or shareholder disputes can have a detrimental effect on a business and how it operates. These disputes can be as a result of:

  • How the organisation is managed;
  • ‘Control problems’ between majority and minority shareholders; or
  • How earnings are shared under shareholders’ agreements.

These type of disputes can portray a message that things aren’t under control and could have a negative effect on employee morale, confidence and retention, as well as in the wider business world.

Shareholder disputes are often complex and can be very costly, which is why it is always important to seek specialist legal advice at an early stage.

Our expert team of director and shareholder disputes solicitors

At Nelsons, we have a specialist team of solicitors who can assist with director and shareholder disputes, providing pragmatic advice regarding your circumstances. Our team acts for groups and individual shareholders, looking to get to the heart of the problem and seek to try and resolve the dispute as quickly as possible.

We work with our clients to help them separate the emotional aspects from the commercial, and strive to find a conclusion which protects and promotes the client’s short and long-term business interests.

Our solicitors recognise that any breach of trust or animosity between shareholders and/or directors needs to be dealt with sensitivity, but we also ensure that our client remains focused on the issues that matter most to them.

We are able to deal with a range of director and shareholder disputes, including:

  • Unfair prejudice
  • Unfair division of financial pay-outs which favour certain shareholders over others
  • Shareholders who believe that company directors are breaching their responsibilities and duties
  • Disputes under the Companies Act 2006
  • Breach of warranty disputes
  • Disputes arising from Share Purchase agreements and the negotiations that led to them
  • Shareholder agreement disputes
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Misrepresentation, deceit and fraud

Additionally, our team look to resolve disputes through negotiation and using Alternative Dispute Resolution methods, including mediation and arbitration. We are experienced in using these processes which aim to avoid the Courtroom.

However, if our client is forced into litigation, we are able to put forward a robust case, always keeping pressure on the other side. The team has many years of experience of litigation and trial proceedings.

For more information on how our commercial litigation solicitors in Derby, Leicester and Nottingham can assist you, please call 0800 024 1976 or contact us via our online form for a guaranteed response.

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