Dealing With a Breach of Warranties in a Share Purchase Agreement

We were instructed to represent the purchasers of a business who were being pursued for deferred consideration payments pursuant to a Share Purchase Agreement. The purchasers’ position was that the sellers were in breach of various warranties in the Share Purchase Agreement and that misrepresentations had been made about the business as part of the… Read more »

Representing a Partner who had been Expelled from a Partnership

We were instructed to represent a partner who had been unlawfully expelled from a partnership. Attempts at Alternative Dispute Resolution were unsuccessful and the matter proceeded to a final Arbitration Hearing which lasted 5 days. The Arbitrator’s Award was in favour of our client.  In addition, our client secured a costs order against his former… Read more »

Settling a Contractual Dispute

We were instructed to act for a supplier of building materials in respect of a contractual dispute with a value of approximately £2,000,000. Working with Leading Counsel, we formulated the claim and entered into vigorous correspondence with the opposing solicitors. Shortly after the Costs and Case Management Conference, we agreed to attend a Mediation. A… Read more »

Recovering a Substantial Commercial Debt

We were instructed to act on behalf of a construction business to recover a substantial commercial debt. The client’s former solicitors were not progressing their cases as quickly as the client would have liked. We moved swiftly to take the necessary instructions from the client and to formulate a robust, no nonsense and fully compliant… Read more »

Defending a Claim for Breach of Terms

We were instructed to defend a claim for breach of the terms of a Share Purchase Agreement relating to the sale of a professional services firm. The Claimants sought to argue that the Share Purchase Agreement ought to be rescinded on grounds of fraudulent misrepresentation in order to seek to circumvent the limitation of liability… Read more »

Defending Unfair Prejudice Proceedings for Shareholders

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We were instructed to act for the majority shareholders of a manufacturing business to defend unfair prejudice proceedings. Working with Leading Counsel, we formulated a robust defence and fought our clients’ case vigorously in correspondence with the opposing solicitors. Shortly after the Costs and Case Management Conference and Disclosure, we agreed to attend a mediation…. Read more »

Shareholder Disputes

A dispute between Shareholders is hugely disruptive to a business. It is, therefore, important to recognise when a dispute is occurring and take early advice on the rights and remedies available. The first step is to review any Shareholders’ Agreement and the company’s Articles of Association.  These documents may include rights that can be enforced… Read more »

FAQs: Wills & Estates Disputes

Why is the terminology so confusing? To put it simply, this is because inheritance law has been around for a long time. Therefore, some of the terminology can seem archaic and even a bit scary. We explain some of the relevant terms below, but to start with: ‘Probate’ is a generic term for the legal… Read more »

Partnership Disputes

Disputes within partnerships do unfortunately happen. When they do, they are hugely disruptive to the business. Common scenarios giving rise to partnership disputes are:- Disagreements around the strategic direction of the partnership; Allegations that a partner has taken “secret profits”; Allegations that a partner is not performing satisfactorily or is not pulling their weight; Absence… Read more »