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Director and Shareholder Disputes

Having both directors and shareholders involved in running a business can have its advantages such as generating more ideas and opportunities that could consequently help the business expand quicker. However, it can also have its disadvantages, including a greater likelihood of differing opinions leading to Director and/or Shareholder Disputes.

For a business to operate successfully there should be a good and strong relationship between the owners of the company (its shareholders) and those that manage the daily running of the business (its directors).

Whilst disagreements are bound to arise from time to time, if the trust between shareholders and directors breaks down and a dispute occurs it can have a massive impact on how profitable the business is as well as its ability to trade, ultimately threatening its future.

Whether the shareholders and directors of your business are in dispute due to a director breaching their duties, a difference in pay or conflicting business interests the dispute resolution team at Rotheras can help. We have many years of experience in resolving disputes between shareholders and directors and understand the importance of settling any discord quickly and efficiently to avoid disagreements escalating further.

Why use Rotheras for Director & Shareholder Disputes?

We can act for both directors and shareholders.

We act for both local and national businesses in a wide range of industries.

We will work with you to assess the best option for resolving your dispute, depending on whether you are a shareholder or director, the nature of the dispute and if you are a shareholder, the size of your shareholding.

We can advise you on all available options for resolving the dispute, including Alternative Dispute Resolution.

We can also draw on the experience of our non-contentious commercial department to advise on drawing up a shareholders agreement if you don’t already have one, allowing any future disputes to be resolved in a quicker and less costly way.

We can advise on the terms of your company’s Articles of Association.

Where possible we will try to avoid court proceedings and resolve the dispute quickly and efficiently to allow all parties concerned to move forward.

We can draw on the experience of our other commercial teams to provide an optimum solution and advise you on other legal aspects.

We can help you with:

  • Company dissolution
  • Commercial fraud
  • Minority shareholder claims
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Breach of directors’ duties
  • Failing to act in the best interests of the company
  • Acting outside of the powers granted by the company’s articles
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Business Dispute Resolution
Richard Bates

Richard Bates

r.bates@rotheras.co.uk

Richard Bates leads the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team at Rotheras. Richard is a litigation specialist and can provide a wide range of services to both commercial and private clients.

Richard Hammond

Richard Hammond

r.hammond@rotheras.co.uk

Richard Hammond is a Dispute Resolution specialist and mediator at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors. Richard is also a notary public, processing client documents for international use.

Tehri Sygrove

Terhi Sygrove

t.sygrove@rotheras.co.uk

Terhi Sygrove is a debt recovery specialist and head of the debt recovery department at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.

Joshua Morley

Joshua Morley

j.morley@rotheras.co.uk

Joshua Morley is a Trainee Solicitor currently in the Dispute Resolution department and is based in the Lace Market office.

Paige Regardsoe

Paige Regardsoe

p.regardsoe@rotheras.co.uk

Paige Regardsoe is a Solicitor in our Dispute Resolution department and is based at our Lace Market office.

Millie Moreton

Millie Moreton

m.moreton@rotheras.co.uk

Millie Moreton is a paralegal in Rotheras commercial and dispute resolution departments and is based at our Lace Market office.

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