In line with Government guidelines for safe working during the COVID pandemic, access to our office is strictly by a pre-arranged appointment only, and only where absolutely necessary. We are open for business with some staff working in the office and others from home, they can still be contacted in the usual way either by telephone or email.

In respect of your pre-arranged appointment, if you develop symptoms of COVID, or have in the last 14 days come into contact with someone with COVID or symptoms of, we ask that you contact the office by telephone/email to arrange a new appointment or discuss if there is an appropriate alternative to your meeting.

The safety of our staff and clients is of paramount importance to us and so thank you for your continued co-operation during these unprecedented times.

Shareholder disputes

What happens if a shareholder dispute has arisen?

We appreciate that shareholder disputes create a huge amount of uncertainty and can be stressful.  We find that disputes can commonly occur around:

  • Dividends
  • Salaries
  • Shareholder buyout
  • Direction of the business
  • Differences in contribution
  • Conflicting interests
  • Rights of minority shareholders

Seeking advice at the earliest opportunity is recommended to prevent the issue from becoming time consuming and destructive.

At BTTJ our solicitors can advise you clearly on the options open to you for resolving the dispute and how best to move forwards.  We will be able to understand the full commercial context and guide you through the strategies available to you.

Our Dispute Resolution solicitor John Ward is also an accredited mediator which means he is very well placed to help with any negotiation and  experienced in helping clients find practical and strategic solutions.

If you have any queries about a shareholder dispute, or need help drafting an agreement, please get in touch.