Resolve shareholder and business partner disputes
Manage difficult situations in the workplace
Either take legal action against someone for, or defend yourself against claims of, breach of contract, negligence, professional negligence
Recover debts from other traders, customers and suppliers
Protect your confidential information
Deal with your commercial or business premises, as either a tenant or a landlord
Decide how to deal with a dispute by advising on your options
Understand what it might cost, how long it might take and the possible outcomes if you want to bring or defend proceedings
Devise a strategy to help strengthen your position in advance of proceedings or negotiation
Understand how to fund litigation if the need arises
Negotiate an acceptable commercial settlement and advise how best to make offers and structure settlements
Resolve a dispute through mediation or other methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution
Bring or defend proceedings in a court or tribunal
A successful businessman retained us to resolve a dispute between him and his business partner. Both owned 50% of the business but our client felt strongly that he was investing more time, resources and energy into the business than the other partner, who was not pulling his weight and seemed to have lost interest. Our client was concerned that the business was losing money because commercial opportunities were not being pursued. Resentment had developed into hostilities and our client wanted to understand his position.
Unfortunately, there was no Shareholders’ Agreement or Service Agreements in place, as is often the case, but following a thorough and detailed review of the background, we identified a number of legal arguments that could assist our client and implemented a strategy to bring pressure to bear, including the threat of proceedings, that resulted in the other partner agreeing to mediate.
Through the mediation process, the other partner agreed to leave the business and to be bought out over a period of time for a fair price.