Unfortunately, it is a reality that there can be disputes between business owners and it is essential for the progression of the business, health and wellbeing of the owners and morale of the staff that disputes are resolved at an early stage.
Oakwood Solicitors can offer a range of services aimed at achieving a resolution to the issues, whether that resolution is mediation, conciliation, exit strategies or (where appropriate) litigation. Our ‘aims driven service’ to attempt to resolve disputes in a timely and proportionate manner.
Common disputes we see include:
The starting point is to look at whether a relationship between owners is salvageable and if so on what basis. Can resolution be achieved be modifying or formalising existing shareholders or partnership agreements?
If this isn’t possible, on what basis would an exit from the business be considered or should the business be sold?
Litigation should be a last resort and we pride ourselves on being able to provide high level strategic advice designed in the first instance to avoid formal litigation unless this is absolutely necessary.
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Depending on the nature of the dispute, we are able to offer a range of funding options, including: