Board & Shareholder Disputes

Appropriate forms of resolution for businesses

Shareholder and Board Disputes

Disputes between directors or shareholders and the Board of a company happen frequently and regularly.

Although many law firms act only for individual directors or shareholders, or for Boards, we are experienced in advising both. We believe this offers us valuable insight into how best to resolve disputes of this nature. Our involvement is often kept quiet as publicity is seldom welcome in these matters.

We are experienced in resolving disputes by mediation or arbitration if appropriate, and if necessary through High Court action. Our specialist lawyers in these matters will offer you commercially focused, pragmatic advice on areas such as:

  • the drafting and interpretation of shareholder agreements
  • acting within the company’s Articles of Association
  • bonus disputes
  • directors’ legal and fiduciary duties
  • whistleblowing 

Contact Our Company Law Experts

Liz Barton heads up our corporate and commercial services, having advised private businesses of all sizes on their company law requirements since 2005.

"Thank you Liz. Also, more importantly a huge thank you from us for all the hard work and tremendous diligence in handling our case. You have been an absolute joy to have on our side. There is no doubt we will work together again in the future." - Client

Dominic Ring is a corporate lawyer and a Senior Associate in the firm's Corporate & Commercial team.

"Thanks again, we are delighted and thanks so much for doing a great job looking after our interests… we wanted to thank you for all your hard work and your patience and humour over a few of the frustrations that came our way." - Client

Emma Hamnett

Emma is an experienced employment litigator, advising on all aspects of employment law and strategy, for both employers and senior executives.

  • Partner
  • T: +44 (0)20 7778 7245
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Liz Barton

Liz is a highly experienced lawyer advising companies and individuals on all aspects of corporate law, from advising on company constitutions and corporate governance matters, to group reorganisations and share and business disposals and acquisitions.

  • Partner & Head of Corporate
  • T: +44 (0)20 7778 7238
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Contact Doyle Clayton

If you are looking for advice on any company law matter we can help. To make contact call us on  (0)20 7329 9090. You can also send us an email at

Additionally, we are happy to advise you by video call. One of our team can often advise you on the same day you contact us.

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