Director, Partnership & Shareholder Dispute Lawyers

The commercial world is defined by continual change and often presents a wide array of legal challenges for those with a vested interest in a company or a partnership. Navigate commercial disputes with legal experts.

We understand that when commercial disputes arise between partners, directors, or shareholders, it is in the best interests of all parties involved to seek the most efficient resolution possible.


Our specialist commercial dispute solicitors draw on decades of commercial experience and have a proven track record for resolving disagreements quickly and effectively.


We work with you to achieve the best possible outcome for you or your business – whether through mediation between parties, court action, arbitration or the dissolution of a partnership/winding up of a company.


Wherever possible we work in conjunction with our corporate team colleagues to find a collaborative solution which in our experience is most likely to preserve the value of the business.

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Delivering peace of mind

As one of the North West’s leading departments, Slater Heelis maintain a diverse portfolio that spans all industries. Our solicitors have skills in dealing with traditional partnerships under the Partnership Act 1890 and LLPs under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000. We also have an intimate working knowledge of the Companies Acts.

We advise on a vast range of commercial disputes, including those concerning partnership accounts, partnership property, deceased partners, employment rights and partner exclusions.

We also specialise in company disputes, from unfair prejudice claims for minority shareholders through to breaches of Directors’ fiduciary duties and dealing with unlawful dividend claims.

Our commercial dispute resolution solicitors understand the potentially long-term stress that disputes between partners and shareholders can cause.

With our proactive support, you will be able to reach an effective solution to your legal challenges within the shortest possible time frame. We pride ourselves on delivering robust legal advice that puts the primary objectives of our clients first.

As Head of our Dispute Resolution team, Elizabeth Wilkinson brings over 20 years’ experience to the team, acting on behalf of SMEs and international companies alike. She regularly features as a recommended litigation specialist the Legal 500.

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Commercial disputes at an executive level involve careful negotiation and benefit greatly from the assistance of experienced commercial litigation specialists.

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