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If your business is facing a shareholder dispute, we can help you resolve it

Shareholder disputes can take many forms. They may be large-scale disputes where shareholders claim a director has provided limited or misleading access to information about the performance of a company or has not acted in the business' best interests. They may be smaller-scale affairs where disagreements arise over the direction and development of the company or shareholder entitlements. Either way, our expert team can help you resolve disputes while minimising disruption to your business, as well as reputational harm and financial damage.

Examples of common shareholder disputes include:

  • Conflicts of interest
  • Disputes around the sale or transfer of shares
  • Breach of a shareholders' agreement
  • Misleading or inappropriate conduct
  • Hiding/misusing money.

Shareholder disputes can be disruptive, costly and time-consuming for your business.

Settle disputes before they escalate

Regardless of their nature, it's vital to deal with shareholder disputes before matters spiral out of control. To resolve disputes effectively, you need to know what your legal rights are from the outset. Shareholder disputes can escalate because the parties involved either don't know how to enforce their rights or how to hold others accountable to their obligations.

We can help you explore your legal rights and responsibilities, and assist you to negotiate and participate in alternative dispute resolution processes to stop disputes from escalating.

We can help you avoid court

Negotiation is at the heart of what we do as lawyers. We are experts in alternative dispute resolution and know how to negotiate a solution so that the parties involved in a dispute can avoid going to court. We aim to resolve disputes for you with a minimum of fuss and financial disruption . You can rely on our ability to expertly plan and propose a compromise that suits your specific needs.

Act quickly

It’s important to act quickly when dealing with shareholder disputes to help it get resolved with minimal disruption or reputational harm to your business. Talk to us today to understand your legal rights and the options available to you.


The final cost will depend on the type of service we've provided, the individual details of the case, and how matters unfold.

We believe you have the right to expect your lawyer to be clear about how much they are likely to charge you. That's why we present you with a full cost estimate before you sign anything and update you with any additional costs during the lifespan of your case.

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