Hi I'm Alison Leith I'm a partner and I run the disputes department. We have extensive experience of dealing with shareholder and other corporate disputes. We use this together with practical and commercial considerations to provide effective and practical advice to majority or minority shareholders, directors and companies who have found themselves in the midst of such a disruptive dispute. The good news is that disputes between shareholders can often be sorted our quickly and constructively. We have a successful track record in negotiating settlements of shareholder disputes and partnership disputes aiming to avoid costly and lengthy court trials.
We appreciate that running and developing a successful business brings its own pressures which can result in disputes between the owners. Family members are often involved when the company in question is a successful privately owned business. Such a dispute can be extremely disruptive and, if not handled correctly, can destroy not only the relationship between the owners but also severely damage the business itself.
Whilst we will advise on your legal rights and options available to you, we also consider alternative strategies. We draw on our experience and business connections to provide practical solutions to these problems and to minimise the disruption and loss caused so far as possible.
Recent client stories
Dispute regarding the running of a business
We acted on behalf of a director and shareholder in relation to a dispute regarding the running of a business. We reached a successful settlement and our client was very pleased with the way the case was handled. “Debra Burton was the epitome of a first class solicitor – helpful, assured and professional at all times. The front desk staff were also very polite.”
We advised a minority shareholder in relation to a dispute in respect of the running of a successful family business. The personalities involved meant that the dispute had the potential to become extremely acrimonious. A successful settlement was reached as a result of our advice and strong and decisive tactics.