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Senior executive boardroom disputes

Are you involved in a boardroom dispute? Are you struggling to see a way forward? 

We understand that this may be a very stressful situation for you and that you may be worried that the dispute between directors could damage the business by preventing it from operating efficiently.

The employment team at Moore Blatch would work closely with our in-house corporate and commercial team to provide you with a complete legal analysis of the situation and ensure that you are fully advised. The process could be lengthy and bitter and we are able to advise you every step of the way, without delay, ensuring that you fully understand your position and the options available to you.

What are the consequences of a boardroom dispute?

If there is a dispute between directors this could cause damage to the business by preventing the business to operate efficiently. Furthermore, if the dispute were to be leaked this could cause issues between the work force or damage the firm’s 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 agreeing a solution 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 which surrounds 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, the articles of association need to be read in conjunction with the directors service agreement and with consideration to claims such as unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal which a director may seek to claim.

How can Moore Blatch help?

This area can be very complex and sensitive. The process can be lengthy and bitter. One should always have in mind that the longer the process is drawn out the more damage that could be being cause. The earlier you seek advice from us the better chance we have of negotiating a resolution that satisfies all parties, however if this is not the case we will ensure that the correct process is followed to minimalise the chance of claims being made against the company.

For more information please contact Paul Whitaker or Katherine Maxwell.

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