Partnership Disputes

When a dispute arises between partners, it can negatively impact the reputation and career of the partners involved, as well as having a detrimental effect on the business itself.

At Rotheras we act swiftly to deal with partnership disputes in order to settle the matter early, and regularly use negotiation, mediation and arbitration as efficient and low cost methods for resolving disputes.

We have vast experience of working with partnerships and individual partners in various sectors and professions and have a deep understanding of the regulatory and commercial frameworks that partnerships operate in.

Why use Rotheras for Partnership Disputes?

We act for general partnerships, partnerships at will, limited partnerships, and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) as well as for individual partners and members.

We have extensive experience advising companies in a range of sectors and professions in relation to partnership disputes.

We can refer you to our commercial department who can advise you on drawing up a partnership agreement to protect you from any disputes that may arise (again, may need to be clear that this is the commercial department not dispute resolution and will need to be referred).

We can provide cross-department advice to ensure all aspects of your matter are addressed.

We will seek to resolve your dispute through negotiation or Alternative Dispute Resolution where possible.

We can advise and support you if your matter goes to court and have experience in successfully preparing and arguing cases that go to the County Court or High Court.

We can advise on unlawful discrimination of a partner on the grounds of race, gender, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, civil partnership or gender reassignment.

We can help you with:

  • Breach of statutory duties
  • Breach of fiduciary duties
  • Breach of partnership agreement terms
  • Partner liability
  • Partner misconduct
  • Leaving or retiring from a partnership
  • Fraud
  • Dissolution/winding up a partnership
  • Discrimination against partners
  • Enforcing restrictive covenants
  • Voluntary and involuntary partner departures
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Richard Bates


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 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.

Terhi Sygrove

Recoveries Manager

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

Paige Regardsoe

Trainee Solicitor

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

Millie Moreton


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


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