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Partnership Disputes

Advising LLPs, Partnerships, Limited Partnerships and individual partners on contentious matters, doesn’t just require legal expertise – it requires an in-depth knowledge of the unique nature of their operating structures and governance arrangements and the experience necessary to devise effective solutions to what are often very sensitive and personal disputes.

We have a highly talented and recognised market leading team of dispute resolution solicitors with a wealth of experience in advising businesses and individuals in a wide range of commercial sectors including legal, financial services, accountancy, management consultancy, surveying, media, architectural and property. 

Our dispute resolution expertise spans compromise through mediation to resolution by litigation and arbitration and we are rightly proud of our reputation for providing exceptional  levels of advice and service in a range of disputes including:

  • team moves
  • duties and obligations
  • remuneration
  • conduct and performance
  • expulsions
  • compulsory and voluntary retirements
  • regulatory
  • internal investigations

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