Shareholder Disputes 

Finding the right solution

Shareholder Disputes Solicitors, Glasgow

Shareholder disputes can be challenging and highly complex. In many cases, internal disagreements can result in significant disruption to the operations and stability of your business.
The support of an experienced commercial litigation and dispute resolution solicitor can help you minimise the impact to your business and provide you with a commercial advantage during negotiations or litigation.
At Morgan Legal, we have many years of experience handling shareholder disputes, providing clear and proactive advice to resolve matters promptly. We understand what is at stake and will work hard to protect your interests. Contact us today on 0141 258 4117 or complete our online enquiry form to find out how we can help.

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How Do Shareholder Disputes Occur?

Shareholder disputes can happen for several different reasons, for example:

Clear, comprehensive and up to date Shareholder Agreements, Articles of Association and other key documents can help to minimise the chances of a shareholder dispute arising and provide guidance on how to manage incidents carefully if they do occur.
At Morgan Legal, we can provide legal guidance at all stages, from assessing your risk and advising on appropriate measures to providing prompt and proactive support in dispute situations to minimise damage and protect your interests.


Resolving Shareholder Disputes

The best way to resolve a conflict will depend on the parties involved and the nature of the dispute. We always recommend dealing with internal disagreements with negotiation, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution to avoid disruptive and costly litigation.

Negotiated solutions

Negotiated solutions offer flexibility to the parties, allowing them to structure a transaction that suits them. Potential solutions include:

    Share buyback by continuing shareholders
    Acquisition of a new holding company with a share for share exchange with existing shareholders
    Demerger – the business is split up with different shareholders taking control of different parts of the business

Contentious options

In some cases, an unhappy shareholder may decide to take court action, including the following:

    An unfair prejudice claim
    A derivative claims
    A petition for the winding up of the company
    Action against the directors for breach of duties

If there are signs that a shareholder could take legal action against your business, it is important to seek legal advice as early as possible to minimise the fallout for your business.

Expert Shareholder Disputes Legal Advice

We act for businesses of all sizes in a wide range of shareholder disputes. 


We have experience in the following areas:

  • Breach of a Shareholder Agreement

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    Unfair prejudice claims

  • Breaches of fiduciary duty claims

  • Fraud-related disputes

  • Company finance disputes

  • Dividend and salary disputes

  • Conflicts of interest

Contact our Shareholder Disputes Lawyers in Glasgow

Morgan Legal offers a comprehensive range of legal services for businesses, including those you would usually only expect to find at larger firms, at competitive fee rates. We can take instruction from clients across Scotland, with all of our work being undertaken by a senior partner in our firm with over 30 years of experience in the commercial sector.
To arrange an initial consultation and discuss your options for dealing with a shareholder dispute, call us on 0141 258 4117 or complete our online contact form.

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