Shareholder Disputes

Shareholder Dispute Solicitors in Gloucestershire

Shareholder disputes can often arise between shareholders when there is a conflict of interest or those involved disagree over the management or operations of the business. Disputes between shareholders can be disruptive, and the longer a dispute exists, the more damaging it can be for the company.

A well-drafted shareholders agreement or articles should include terms that outline what to do when a disagreement occurs. However, seeking advice early on from a commercial lawyer can help you understand your position and help minimise the damage to your company.

 

For you, your family and your business. To speak with one of our team, call 01452 521 286 email us at lawyers@langleywellington.co.uk or make an online enquiry. 

 

Shareholder Dispute Lawyers Cheltenham and Gloucester

Our experienced shareholder dispute lawyers in Cheltenham and Gloucester can assist both minority and majority shareholders. We will help you understand your rights as a shareholder and find an appropriate strategy moving forward depending on the nature of your dispute. We can advise on all shareholder matters and disputes, including:

  • Shareholder Rights and Duties
  • Shareholder Disputes and Unfair Prejudice
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Boardroom Disputes
  • Exiting from a company

As each dispute is different, the nature of the fallout will determine the legal action we can help you take. We can advise on all the various forms of dispute resolution, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or litigation through the Courts.

Legal advice doesn’t have to mean court action. Where possible, we will aim to settle a dispute by alternative means rather than taking the issue straight to court. Litigation is more costly, lengthy, and can damage the relationship between partners and directors. However, we will always act in your best interest, so if negotiations fail or alternative dispute resolution is not suitable, we have the expertise to defend you in the courts if need be.

 

Importance of Shareholder Agreements

Having a good shareholder agreement in place can help avoid conflict or disputes later on. Our experienced commercial lawyers can work with businesses across various sectors draft, review, or advise on shareholder and partnership agreements to help eliminate many uncertainties and layout how to handle disputes. You can also use them to explain role expectations, decision-making powers, solutions to company deadlock, and so on. We can also witness signatures on agreements, ensuring you fully understand the implications of a contract you are about to sign.

If you face a shareholder dispute and would like to know what you should do next, our approachable commercial dispute resolution lawyers can help.

Our Fees

At Langley Wellington, we realise that you may have concerns about the cost of legal advice or taking legal action in a dispute. We will explain all the options available to you, finding a timely and cost-efficient solution that is right for you and your situation. Your lawyer will always make sure you are fully aware of any fees involved and provide you with honest advice about the likelihood of success in bringing or defending a commercial dispute claim.

How can we help?

Our Fees

At Langley Wellington, we realise that you may have concerns about the cost of legal advice or taking legal action in a dispute. We will explain all the options available to you, finding a timely and cost-efficient solution that is right for you and your situation. Your lawyer will always make sure you are fully aware of any fees involved and provide you with honest advice about the likelihood of success in bringing or defending a commercial dispute claim. 

Our Dispute Resolution Team

The dispute resolution team will be happy to speak with you regarding all areas of your legal matters.
You can find out more about our team by clicking on the links below.

Contact our Solicitors

Langley Wellington is a forward-thinking law firm acting for clients nationwide. Whatever your legal requirements, we are here to help.

Get in touch with our Solicitors today. Call one of our offices on the numbers provided below, or fill out our contact form here. 

Gloucester Office: 01452 521 286
Cheltenham Office: 01242 269 998