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Shareholder Disputes Rights and Obligations

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Our credentials

Our dispute resolution team comprises one of the strongest and experience groups handling shareholder claims anywhere in the midlands if not in the country. We say that with confidence having only recently on two occasions being recommended to replace substantial city firms in ongoing and complex shareholder disputes.

We advise shareholders on their rights, duties and statutory obligations arising under Articles and shareholders agreements. Our clients include  majority shareholders, minority shareholders, holders of  Growth Shares or other kinds of Alphabet Shares.

We have handled some of the largest cases, which includes arguably the largest shareholder dispute tried in 2022, but we also work behind the scenes protecting the interest of small shareholders on a day-to-day basis and in a costs effective manner.

Our Expertise

Our expertise includes

  • Minority shareholder/unfair prejudice disputes
  • Derivative claims
  • Claims pertaining to directors duties
  • Warranty claims
  • Fraud claims 
  • Theft claims
  • Conspiracy claims
  • Joint Venture disputes
  • Earnout claims
  • Disclosure claims and electronic disclosure.

Cases recommended to us.

Re a substantial power generation business

When a majority shareholder appointed a managing director and conspired against a minority founder shareholder, we successfully defended a £6m personal guarantee claim issued by a city firm, including obtaining an injunction to restrain the issue of a bankruptcy petition and thereafter defeating high court proceedings.

Re a significant travel group

We obtained an order completely exonerating the majority shareholders of a significant travel group accused of materially misleading minority shareholders as regards the groups accounts and thereby failing to pay dividends. The case was recommended to us at the point our predecessors had caused the client to suffer an unless order for the failure to give disclosure. We obtained an extension to deal with the unless order and thereafter processed 75,000 documents required to be disclosed in 3 months. The Petitioners threw in the towel at a subsequent mediation.

Re a well known up market home wear business.

We acted for a 50% shareholder who was oppressed by his brother. Acting under a no win no fee agreement we obtained a multi-million pound buy out order for our client.

Re a valuable IT business

We represented the Financial Director of a very valuable IT business to ensure he received all his entitlements pertaining to Growth Shares on his resignation.


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