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Business Partners

There are many forms of partnership but, in all cases, if you're in partnership and operating without a partnership agreement, you may be putting your business at risk. We can help you draw up an agreement, no matter what line of business you work in.

Disputes

Managing a dispute with your business partner

Your dispute with your business partner may well involve dispute about ownership of your business and, in some situations, your partner may start Employment Tribunal Court proceedings against you for a breach of his or her employment contract rights. Your business partner may bring claims, for example, for unfair dismissal or failure to pay wages.

Working closely with our Commercial Litigation Team, we regularly act for businesses where there is a joint business and employment dispute. Like all disputes, you would be well advised to seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity. Early legal advice not only allows us to put in place a strategy to strengthen your position but it also sometimes can fully or partially restore relations with your business partner.

Disputes between shareholders/partners/directors

Disputes between shareholders, partners, stakeholders or directors can have a massive impact on the day to day running of your business and need to be acted upon quickly and sensitively.

Our litigation team offer advice and guidance on matters ranging from shareholder disputes, unfair prejudice claims, differences over the internal management of a company, interpretation of shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, breach of directors’ contracts,  director’s duties, interpretation and application of memorandum of articles of association, and disqualification of directors.

Should you find yourself in such a situation, our litigation lawyers can help you reach a satisfactory conclusion.

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