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Company and director or shareholder disputes

A company can be thrown into turmoil if disputes concerning its directors and shareholders arise, potentially damaging the business and its reputation. This could have a devastating effect on the long term survival of the company. In our experience disputes can arise due to:

  • Disagreements about the management of the company.
  • The direction the company is going.
  • Rights of the members are not being respected.
  • A misunderstanding as to the rights, duties and obligations of the Directors.
  • No shareholders agreement being in place.
  • No directors service contract being in place.

Our team is able to provide specialist advice to assist and bring about a speedy resolution of such disputes. We regularly advise in the following areas:

  • Claims against directors for breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Breach of shareholders agreements or directors service contracts.
  • Unfair prejudice claims and minority shareholder protection.
  • Disputes over director’s remuneration.
  • Breach of the company constitution (memorandum and articles).
  • Conflicts of interest.
  • Fraudulent and wrongful trading.

We can assist you at any stage of the dispute by taking detailed instructions which will in turn enable us to provide you with comprehensive advice on the most strategic and cost effective way forward. We can advise and assist you on various alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation or if it proves to be unavoidable represent you in Court proceedings. Your goals are our goals, to resolve a dispute in the most strategic, proportionate and cost effective way.

Your most convenient Rix & Kay office.

Ashford Office
Suite 4c, Third Floor,
International House, Dover Place
Ashford, Kent, TN23 1HU

Tel: 01233 225660
Fax: N/A

Brighton & Hove Office
7 The Drive
Brighton & Hove

Tel: 01273 329797
Fax: 01273 324082
DX: 59257 Hove

Seaford Office
26 Sutton Park Road
Seaford, East Sussex
BN25 1QU


Sevenoaks Office
16 South Park
TN13 1AN

Tel: 01732 440855
Fax: 01732 440854
DX: 30025 Sevenoaks

Uckfield Office
The Courtyard
River Way
Uckfield, East Sussex
TN22 1SL

Tel: 01825 761555
Fax: 01825 764172
DX: 133963 Uckfield 2

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