Business Ownership Disputes

Fast and cost effective resolution to business ownership disputes.

No matter how long they may have known each other before going into business together and no matter how much the excitement and the commitment at the start, fellow business owners often end up falling out with each other. As a result business ownership disputes often develop and can escalate quickly and cause ill feeling. Disputes with the business partners can create issues within a company and partnership disputes need resolving before they become detrimental to the business.

Whether they are company disputes about the following, we are able to help.

  • Partners in a partnership
  • Members in an LLP
  • Shareholders in a limited company or plc
  • Individuals/companies involved in any other sort of joint venture

Our experts always look to solve partnership disputes in the most tactical and stress free way, using a number of remedies.

We have extensive experience of advising a number of partners, members and shareholders across a wide range of business sectors. We provide pragmatic, tactical and cost effective advice as to the best way of resolving your dispute, whether that involves the business coming to an end and being wound up, being sold to a third party or continuing as before but not with all the same people on board.

We have extensive experience of advising a number of partners, members and shareholders across a wide range of business sectors. We provide pragmatic, tactical and cost effective advice as to the best way of resolving your dispute, whether that involves the business coming to an end and being wound up, being sold to a third party or continuing as before but not with all the same people on board.

Our team includes trained mediators who are fully committed to alternative methods of dispute resolution, whether that be by mediation, a joint settlement meeting or good old fashioned negotiation.

Get in touch today on 01483 887766, via email or live chat to discuss business ownership disputes further.

Who to contact

Jane Crosby

Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution & Accredited Mediator

Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution & Accredited Mediator

Jane Crosby

Jane is a Partner based in the Guildford office and she is also Head of the Dispute Resolution team here at Hart Brown. Jane specialises in employment Law and commercial litigation and brings more than 15 years' experience to her role.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Jane was employed in the aviation industry. This experience is appreciated by many of Jane's clients who note that she is able to take a commercial and pragmatic approach to any legal issue that they face.

Jane acts for a wide range of individuals and businesses and her areas of specialism include aviation, property related industries and IT. Jane regularly advises on aspects of employment law, such as settlement agreements, employment contracts, policies and procedures, redundancies, equal pay, data protection, issues arising from TUPE and reorganisations, the calculation of holiday pay, bonus and commission payments, disciplinary and grievance issues, dismissal and termination issues, the protection of confidential information and the enforcement of restrictive covenants. Jane gets involved in GDPR training for her clients and she is able to deliver tailored employment law training sessions upon request.

As a commercial litigation lawyer, Jane also deals in shareholder and directors disputes, commercial contract disputes and the enforcement of restrictive covenants.

Jane has been involved in successful high value commercial litigation for clients in the High Courts, she is an accredited mediator and she is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

Jane is often asked to write for a number of well known publications, including The Daily Mail, The Telegraph and The Week and she has been interviewed on BBC Radio 4.

Here is small selection of the feedback that Jane has received:

“Jane, I cannot sincerely thank you enough for your wise counsel and am delighted to have made your acquaintance. If I am blessed with a new position somewhere I will hand over my contract in the first instance to you. Likewise, any of my friends, peers, romans and countrymen wanting advice, I will point them in your direction.”

“Jane, you have been most resilient on my behalf for which I sincerely thank you for all your endeavours. I have a tremendous working relationship with Hart Brown and you have undoubtedly compounded this further."

“I appreciated the clarity of advice given at a stressful time”.

“A sensitive and highly professional approach and efficient work in the interests of the client”.

“Your advice, conduct and assistance have been indeed outstanding and very professional but also – and most importantly – very humane”.

    Morag Lewis

    Paralegal, Dispute Resolution

    Paralegal, Dispute Resolution

    Morag Lewis

    Morag joined Hart Brown in December 2018 as a Paralegal in the Dispute Resolution Department based in Guildford and is currently doing her CILEx exams with a view to progressing her career as a Chartered Legal Executive.

    Morag currently assists the Partners and Solicitors with their varied caseloads and she has acquired considerable experience in advising and assisting clients across a wide range of disputes, including land law, contractual disputes, employment, debt recovery and contentious probate matters, both in the High Court and County Court.

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