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Boardroom disputes

Is your business involved in a boardroom dispute? Are you unsure how to resolve this for the benefit of your business?

A dispute between directors could cause damage to your business by preventing your business from operating efficiently. Furthermore if the dispute were to be leaked this may even damage your businesses reputation.

The employment team at Moore Blatch work closely with our in house corporate and commercial team to provide your business with a complete legal analysis of the situation to ensure that you are fully advised. We are able to advise you every step of the way, ensuring that you fully understand your business’ position and the options available to you.

What are the consequences of a boardroom dispute?

If there is a dispute between the directors then this could prevent your business from operating efficiently. Furthermore, if the dispute were to be leaked this could cause issues in your work force or damage your business’ reputation. Therefore it is important that the dispute is resolved as quickly as possible.

What is the likely outcome of a boardroom dispute?

Usually a boardroom dispute will be resolved by either reaching an agreement or by removing one or more of the directors who are in dispute.

What is the legal position of a boardroom dispute?

The area of law surrounding boardroom disputes is complex. One needs to go back and analyse how the company was setup and how the articles of association deal with boardroom disputes or the removal of a director.

If the boardroom dispute is to be resolved by a director being removed then your business’ articles of association will need to be read in conjunction with the directors service agreement to ensure that the correct procedure is followed. Furthermore, consideration must be made to claims such as unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal which a director may seek to claim against your business.

How can Moore Blatch help?

This area can be very complex and sensitive. One should always have in mind that the longer the process is drawn out the more damage that could be caused. Our team at Moore Blatch can advise you every step of the way, ensuring that you fully understand your business’ position and the options available to you. The earlier you seek advice from us the more likely you will be able to reach a conclusion to the satisfaction of all parties. Should an agreement not prove possible then we can ensure that the correct process is followed to minimalise the chance of claims being made against your business.

For more information please contact Paul Whitaker or Katherine Maxwell.

 

 

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