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Partnership Disputes

Resolving your business dispute

What is involved?

Disputes between members/business partners are often not only highly emotive, but can also be extremely damaging to the LLP/traditional partnership left behind. Whilst a well drafted LLP/traditional partnership agreement can go some way to minimising disputes between members/partners regarding their rights and obligations to each other, disputes between members/partners are more common than you might think.

Our Dispute Management lawyers can advise you on negotiating or mediating internal partnership disputes. We can also assist with the termination and/or dissolution of LLPs/traditional partnerships, or the departure of a troublesome or under-performing member/partner. This enables remaining LLP/traditional partnership to continue in business, and often flourish without the burden of a debilitating partnership dispute.

Why choose Freeths?

  • As “business people first and lawyers second” we see things from your point of view
  • We offer sector specific knowledge and an in-depth understanding of partnership law
  • You can trust us to be cost-effective and to avoid damage to your business
  • We are experienced negotiators and mediators, helping you to stay out of court

If you are in a dispute with a fellow member/business partner(s), our team of expert partners and solicitors will guide you through every step of the journey. We are renowned for utilising our sector specific knowledge and in-depth understanding of partnership law, to help you protect your interests and cut through the often complex partnership laws. Freeths do this faster, better, and cheaper, all while minimising risk to the departing member/partner and the remaining LLP/traditional partnership.

Call our Dispute Management team to find out how we can help your business.

Meet the team

Partnership Disputes Lawyers

Richard Coates

Richard Coates

0845 128 7972

Duncan Crine

Duncan Crine

01865 781 054

Simon Hobbs

Simon Hobbs

0190 835 0200


"...very good at getting things done in a sensible manner."

(Chambers 2017)

"...ability to get straight to the point in quite difficult negotiations and transactions."

(Chambers 2017)

Notable Work
  • Acting for, and negotiating the exit of, an equity partner looking to depart from a small regional solicitors’ practice.
  • Acting for a partner in a family owned commercial real estate owning partnership on the partition of partnership assets following a breakdown in family relations.
  • Advising a departing solicitor partner as regards his restrictive covenants and ongoing duty of good faith to the partnership.

Client service

‘Doing the right thing’ is at the heart of Freeths. Find out more about our excellent client service and the strong set of values that guide the way we work.

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Talk to us

Freeths are a leading national law firm with 13 offices across the UK. If you have a query about our services or just want to find out more, why not give us a call?

Contact: 03301 001 014

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