Disputes arising between directors, shareholders or partners of any business can have detrimental effects on the company. Getting the dispute resolved quickly and effectively should be everyone’s priority.

At Gorvins Solicitors, our expert litigation and dispute team will give you tactical, commercial and strategic advice while also highlighting your rights and obligations as a director or shareholder. We know a lengthy courtroom battle is not something that any business wants to be involved in and we always, where possible, attempt alternative methods including arbitration, mediation and round table settlement discussions.

Contact our specialist Commercial Dispute team today on 0161 930 5151, e-mail businessdisputeteam@gorvins.com, or fill in our enquiry form and we will contact you.

Gorvins Approach to Partnership Disputes

We have acted for shareholders, company directors, partners, LLP and companies in a wide range of boardroom disputes. Resolving the dispute can be a complicated process, especially when it is fraught and stressful between those involved. Our uncomplicated approach aims to save you time and money so your business can continue developing.

Our expertise in boardroom disputes include:

  • Acting for shareholders involved in breaches of shareholder agreements
  • Director misfeasance claims
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Disputes over directors’ remuneration
  • Unfair prejudice claims and minority shareholder protection
  • Claims under the Companies Act 2006
  • Claims against directors for breach of duty
  • Fraud disputes for and against directors, partners and LLP members
  • Representing individual partners and partnerships following the dissolution of the partnership
  • Defending derivative actions

How can Gorvins Help?

Gorvins Solicitors has one of the largest and most recognised commercial litigation team in the North West. As a Top Tier Legal 500 firm and boasting ‘elite’ and recognised solicitors in this field, you can be sure to receive a high level of technical ability and a solution-driven approach to your dispute.

Call the dispute team today on 0161 930 5151, e-mail businessdisputeteam@gorvins.com, or fill in our enquiry form and we will call you back.


What are the sources of conflict in a partnership dispute?

There can be many reasons for a partnership dispute. These include

  • Misfeasance and malfeasance
  • Fraud
  • Breach of contract
  • Division of assets
  • Lost business opportunities
  • Different visions for the company

What is an unintentional partnership?

Unlike many other business entities, you can enter into a partnership unintentionally. With no written agreement required in certain instances, it makes partnership disputes especially tricky. That’s why it’s particularly important to put such documentation and management agreements in place via a solicitor.

What happens if partners cannot agree?

A good solicitor will normally attempt to resolve the dispute by attempting mediation, arbitration or adjudication before moving on to litigation. If the dispute ends up going to litigation, it becomes more complicated and much more expensive so its best to avoid this if possible.

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