Shareholders, Directors & Partnership Disputes

Conflicts will often arise between shareholders, directors and partners.  We regularly advise partnerships and professional service firms on their handling of conduct and performance issues, exits, discrimination, whistleblowing complaints and the enforceability of restrictive covenants.

We also act for senior equity partners in the professional services sectors, particularly legal and accountancy firms.  We offer completely confidential and strategic advice to partners.  We also provide advice to partners who are considering an individual or team move to another firm and have extensive experience in advising on their rights and obligations, restrictive covenants and on the handling of partner team moves.  We also negotiate exit payments on behalf of partners.

We provide clear, commercial and practical advice on shareholder, director and partner issues.  We have extensive experience advising on legal issues that arise from appointment to termination.

We work with our clients to draft Agreements that govern the relationship between shareholders, directors and partners from the outset.  This is an important step that will often prevent disputes and a later stage.

CC Solicitors has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolutions and litigation.  CC Solicitors are noted by Legal 500 as “adept and savy litigators”.  We regularly advise our client son all their options to best protect their position and reputation.


  • Negotiate and draft Shareholder and Partnership Agreements
  • Advise on appointments of Directors and the employment relationship
  • Performance management
  • Advise on restrictive covenants
  • Advise on partner team moves and exits
  • Advise on shareholder rights and minority oppression
  • Advise on the termination/resignation of directors
  • Restructuring issues

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