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Company and Partnership Agreement and Dispute Team

Our specialist barristers bring strong forensic skills to resolving director and partner disputes on behalf of businesses and individuals.

We undertake a variety of actions, up to and including complex major claims.

Securing assets sometimes requires an urgent response and we have an out-of-hours helpline that is monitored 24 hours a day. 

As well as resolving disputes, we help many clients avoid them by advising on and drafting legal documents such as terms of partnership/LLP, share sale agreements and reductions in capital.

Our specialisms include:-

  • Dissolution disputes
  • Forensic partnership accountancy and asset tracing
  • Asset recovery from defaulting directors / partners
  • Shae sale disputes
  • Directors’ duties and disqualification
  • Minority shareholder actions
  • Winding up petitions
  • Advice and drafting in non-contentious matters such as:
    • terms of partnership / LLP
    • company meetings and resolutions
    • share sale agreements
    • reductions in capital
    • schemes of arrangement

Here are some examples of our recent work:

  • Begum v Hossain [2015] EWCA Civ 717 - Christopher Mann for the appellant – successful appeal to the Court of Appeal on the basis that an expert valuer of shares materially departed from his mandate.
  • Sethi v Patel & Scitec Group Ltd [2012] (Ch) – Gabriel Buttimore – A valuation trial following finding of unfair prejudice in 2010 establishing share buy-out value of the company of £900,000 including issues of commercial fraud.