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Shareholder disputes on the rise, why? - Jarmans Solicitors

Shareholder disputes on the rise, why?

September 17, 2022 ryma Comments Off

We are seeing an increasing number of shareholder / partnership disputes post-covid. The causes are numerous: directors falling out because of the pressures on the business during the pandemic; fellow partners taking financial advantage of others or taking money out of the company; fall-outs due to different expectations and degree of diligence and contribution (eg lazy partners v those working hard; some putting in or taking more money than others); fraud; shareholders wanting different things, having assessed their lives during covid; cost of living pressures; etc. It is important to have a shareholders’ agreement at the outset, be honest with each other and deal with problems quickly before they result in litigation. We are experts in company / director / partnership / shareholder disputes.