Director and Shareholder Disputes Solicitors

Individuals can find themselves involved in a business in a number of capacities, be it as a shareholder, director or an employee of the company. Frequently, there will be multiple shareholders and directors of the company.

Having multiple stakeholders can unfortunately often lead to conflict between competing interests. These can range from disagreements regarding the day-to-day running of the business, to major financial decisions.

What rights do I have as a shareholder?

There are a number of factors that need to be considered in any dispute. As a shareholder, you will have numerous contractual rights (set out in the company’s Shareholders’ Agreement, if you have one) and statutory rights.

What rights do I have as a company director?

As a director, you will have various contractual and statutory duties. These will be set out in your Director’s Service Agreement, if you have one.

In addition to the above, you will also need to consider any employment rights that the relevant parties may have.

How our director and shareholder dispute solicitors can help

Any dispute is likely to prevent the business from operating as efficiently as normal. By seeking legal advice early from a specialist commercial dispute lawyer, you can limit any damage caused to the business. They can help you to reach an early settlement in an amicable way, before the relationship breaks down irrevocably.

For straightforward and practical help and advice, speak to our shareholder dispute solicitors in Bristol and South Gloucestershire on 0117 325 2929 or complete our online enquiry form.

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