Partnership and shareholder disputes


For over a century this firm has represented a very wide and diverse range of businesses, whether companies, joint ventures or partnerships and of all sizes.    

Many of our clients are owner managed businesses or small to medium sized enterprises.  This firm is itself an owner managed business and as such we will speak your language.  We understand the difficult issues which you might face, can offer commercial and pragmatic advice if a dispute arises and we can often be called upon to assist in resolving issues before a business relationship breaks down irretrievably and before the business itself suffers.   

If the relationship between business owners does break down irretrievably, we can be called upon to resolve the dispute for you in an efficient and cost-effective manner.     We have considerable experience and expertise dealing with partnership and shareholder disputes across an incredibly wide range of businesses and areas of trade. 

We believe that disputes of this nature can and should be resolved without the intervention of the Courts.  Often such disputes are suitable for mediation and we have appeared at countless mediations involving claims made by partners, directors and/or shareholders.  

If settlement is not possible, you can trust that we have the experience, tenacity and insight to give you the best possible chance of succeeding before the Courts 

Work Encompasses

  • Disputes between shareholders and unfair prejudice petitions 
  • Disputes between shareholders 
  • Claims for just and equitable winding up 
  • Claims arising out of joint venture agreements 
  • Removing a director or partner 
  • Ending or dissolving the business relationship