Within companies, disagreements are inevitable, whether this is down to a lack of communication or direction or external business pressures. We find that many disputes in business partnerships are caused by changes within the company.
At ScoMo, we understand that a partnership is not only a business relationship but also a personal one. Therefore, maintaining this is often paramount to the company's success. When partners disagree, this can be very stressful and upsetting for both parties and can rub off on the company as a whole. We are here to help you resolve any disputes and try to find alternative solutions to ensure that you are able to potentially continue the business relationship if this is your intention.
Resolving partner disputes
Usually, the partnership or members’ agreement contains remedies for conflict so that problems can be resolved without going any further. If there is no agreement in place, then the matter may turn into a dispute that needs to be resolved by other means.
You may wish to use alternative dispute resolution before going to court, such as arbitration or mediation, which are much cheaper and quicker routes to resolution.
How can we help with partner disputes?
Our goal is to achieve a fair outcome for both sides, and that causes the least disruption to the business. We know that partner disputes can sometimes be complex and arduous, which is why it is a good idea to seek legal advice before the issue becomes bigger. We are here to advise you on the best options for your situation and guide you through the process as your representative.
The team at Scott-Moncrieff work hard to achieve the best results for our clients whether this is through alternative dispute resolution or by going to court. We can help all types of businesses with partner disputes, providing thorough legal advice and working hard to find the least disruptive and fairest resolution for your business. We will be there from beginning to end and represent you if matters are taken to court.
Contact our Partner Disputes Solicitors
Our expert commercial and company lawyers specialise in handling partner disputes. We can help both with disputes that have already arisen and avoid potential future disputes by reviewing or drafting a partnership agreement.
If you have an issue with your business partner that may turn into a dispute, we suggest that you contact us as soon as possible to gain advice on how to best proceed and which options are available to you. This way, you are more likely to maintain the relationship with your partner and minimise damage to your company.