We bring light to law

We help private individuals to solve:

Shareholder and business partner disputes

We have been helping individuals who are involved in shareholder or business partner disputes in owner managed businesses for many years. We generally become involved when tensions between shareholders or partners break out into open hostility leading to one person being excluded from the business.

We can:

Advise on the company law aspects, minority shareholder rights and the special protection that exists for shareholders in “quasi-partnership” type companies and recommend the best way to handle this delicate and stressful situation.

Use employment law because owner managers are almost invariably an employee of the business as well as a shareholder and director and so have employment rights.

Use our commercial, litigation and mediation skills, often working with an accountant and tax adviser to negotiate a settlement and complete any sale of our client’s part of the business.

Get in touch

Whether you’re working out whether you need legal advice, want to speak to a different solicitor about an ongoing issue, or need to refer your own clients for specialist advice, we’d be pleased to help.

We offer an initial free consultation to talk through how we can help you and your business.


Please call us on 01794 336552
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I engaged Paul and Caroline at Lawbright on a very complex shareholder dispute. Ultimately together we achieved an outstanding financial result and resolution. Shareholder disputes have two components, the legal complexities they create and the emotional distress they cause. Paul, who is a specialist and I would say expert in this area, understood both very well and supported me through the most challenging period of my 40 year business career.

Paul Jones