Involved in a Shareholder & Director Dispute?
We have acted in relation to a range of these matters over the years and are well-placed to provide expert advice
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We understand that boardroom, shareholder and director disputes are often personal or of a sensitive nature

We will work with you to resolve disputes be they between your board of directors and shareholders or among the directors.

The MannBenham team understand that partnership, company, shareholder and director disputes can arise from a variety of circumstances: you may be a private company shareholder facing attack by a minority, a minority shareholder unhappy with treatment by other shareholders, a director uncomfortable with specific decisions or a board of directors facing a claim.

The breakdown of relations within a partnership or between the directors and shareholders of a company can be acrimonious, particularly in the case of informal ‘quasi-partnerships’ or family run companies. Breakdowns can sometimes lead to a harmful impact on your company’s reputation.

Boardroom, Shareholder and Director Disputes | What we do

Whatever the situation, the team can assist you with our bespoked and personal approach to this type of matter. The team has over 20 years’ experience of expertly dealing with these types of disputes.

Our approach is to advise our clients as to the best course of action the strategic commercial and practical consequences of the action proposed.

The team understands the personal and often sensitive nature of both director and shareholder disputes and will work with you to resolve these conflicts by providing carefully considered, proportionate, and cost-effective advice.

Areas of Expertise

The MannBenham team’s expertise extend to but is not limited to:

  • A breach of a shareholders’ agreement or the company’s articles of association
  • Shareholder exit
  • Loss of property
  • Allegations of fraud
  • Breaches of a director’s duties
  • Dividend policies
  • Differences between the salaries
  • Addressing disagreements over the direction and development of the company
  • A lack of performance on the part of one shareholder/director
  • The terms of the directors’ service contracts
  • Concern over whether the board is meeting its legal responsibilities
  • Conflict of interest
  • Actions in respect of shareholders
  • Failure to communicate financial information to shareholders
  • Excluding shareholders from board meetings
  • The minority oppression of shareholders

Talk to the team today
Boardroom, shareholder and director disputes can be extremely involved, and more often than not immediate action is required in order to reach an amicable resolution. The sooner this can be reached, the lesser the impact any dispute would have on the business. To find out more about how we can help you, email a member of our team or call them to arrange a free consultation today.

Christopher WebbE: chriswebb@mannbenham.comT: +44 (0)1624 639359M: +44 (0)7624 497169
Chris GrimsonE: chrisgrimson@mannbenham.comT: +44 (0)1624 639982
Miles BenhamE: milesbenham@mannbenham.comT: +44 (0)1624 639351

Contact us today to discuss your requirements

MannBenham | 49 Victoria Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 2LD | Email: enquiries@mannbenham.com | Telephone: +44 (0)1624 639350