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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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Dispute Resolution Update - July 2020

20 July 2020

Welcome to our July 2020 Dispute Resolution Update. We've included articles on a range of issues, including features on Covid-19, Professional Services and Sports Disputes. Since our last Update, Covid-19 and the enforced lockdown has turned life upside down for many businesses and individuals. As the world has adjusted, contentious issues have started to emerge. Not only can we help resolve such issues once they arise, we can also work with you to reduce the risk of litigation. If you have any feedback, comments or queries let us know by contacting Paula Barry.

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A Deed of Retirement doesn’t always protect a retiring partner

09 June 2020

It’s not unreasonable to think that if a partner retires from a limited liability partnership (“LLP”) under the terms of a Deed of Retirement which contains a waiver and release clause, that partner will not be subjected to claims for any liabilities to the LLP.

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Deferring tax to January 2021 – a word of warning to management teams and partners

05 May 2020

In seeking to survive the coronavirus lockdown, partners and management teams at many professional services firms will have welcomed the package of support provided by the UK Government, including the proposal that on account tax payments due by 31 July 2020 may be deferred until 31 January 2021.

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29 April 2020

Given the dominance of the coronavirus over all aspects of life, including the law, it would be easy to miss the appearance of a new case about one of the basics of litigation.

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22 April 2020

This guide is intended to provide a brief overview of legal professional privilege. It identifies some practical steps which will help to maintain privilege and concludes with a privilege “flowchart” and table of commonly used terms.

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17 April 2020

Like all other businesses, professional services firms are feeling the effect of the coronavirus outbreak and are having to take steps to ensure survival in a world of mass remote working, empty offices, a decline in clients seeking services and increasing financial pressures.

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Dispute Resolution Update - March 2020

12 March 2020

Welcome to our March 2020 Dispute Resolution Update. We’ve included articles on a range of disputes, including summaries of recent cases and guides on key aspects of dispute resolution. With an increasingly globalised and fast changing environment, disputes are an inevitable part of business. Not only can we help resolve disputes once they arise, we also work with our clients to reduce the risk of litigation. If you have any feedback, comments or queries let us know by contacting Rachel Rooksby.

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