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Director & Shareholder Disputes

Whether you operate a business as a limited company or a partnership, disagreements can occur between those managing the business as well as its owners.

At Actons, we advise directors and shareholders on their rights and about the resolution of disputes with their colleagues.

In owner-managed businesses, disputes between shareholders or directors may also involve disputes between friends or family members. It is important to retain a sense of perspective and to ensure a cost-efficient approach. It’s also important to ensure that value in your business is preserved rather than destroyed by the dispute.

We can also put you in touch with other professionals to help you ensure that all loose ends are tied up when a director or shareholder leaves the business.

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"Actons’ ‘very professional and knowledgeable’ team"
The Legal 500
Actons represents a number of family-owned businesses and other private companies in partnership, director and shareholder disputes. The 'extremely experienced' Caroline Bowler has a notably strong track record in equine disputes and is also active in professional negligence cases and general commercial litigation. Associate Gordon Monaghan, who joined the practice in November 2019 from Bray & Bray, has expertise in breaches of contract, restrictive covenants and company law disputes.
The Legal 500 2021: Commercial Litigation – Nottingham & Derby
"The 'highly professional' seven-fee-earner team at Actons handles a broad spectrum of cases, including matters with multi-jurisdictional elements."
The Legal 500
"Newly promoted partner Caroline Bowler specialises in equine law, professional negligence and property disputes... Key support comes from associates Rosalind Keen, Annabel Whittaker and Daniel Harley."
The Legal 500 2018 (Commercial Litigation (Notts & Derby))
"Actons' ‘responsive’ department provides ‘good commercial knowledge’ and handles a broad spread of commercial litigation for a clientele that includes international companies as well as SMEs and individuals."
The Legal 500 2018 (Commercial Litigation (Notts & Derby))

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