Commercial Solicitors – More Information

The area of corporate law in which we specialise is in relation to disputes between shareholders in limited liability companies, usually where the shareholders have not entered into a shareholders agreement (see section on commercial agreements), or where the shareholders agreement in force, is in some way inadequate or defective.

Such disputes between shareholders are usually either:

  • Between a majority shareholder and a minority shareholder or shareholders where the minority shareholder claims that their rights have been adversely prejudiced by the actions of the majority shareholder or
  • Between parties who each own 50% of the company and they are unable to agree on matters relating to the running of the company, or where there has been a clash of personalities.

Barney & Co. have successfully operated in both these fields bringing an ability to mount a tactical ‘campaign’ on behalf of the client to resolve the issues of a proactive basis. Each case has to be dealt with on a case by case basis, depending on the relevant issues involved.

Where the matter cannot be resolved by direct negotiation between our client and the opponent or his solicitors, we attempt, where possible, to seek resolution by means of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). This normally involves mediation with a professionally qualified mediator before advising the client to resort to the most expensive means of resolving a dispute – the commencement of legal court proceedings.

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We offer a 20 minute free consultation

Call David Barney now on 01458 270296 or 07766095865 for a free discussion of your legal requirements. David is a UK based solicitor that specialises in French property and inheritance law.

What our clients say…

"My wife and I contacted David Barney in October 2017 as we wanted to sell a property in France, which had serious legal issues with regards to beneficiaries after a colleague’s death. We can confirm that David has been a great asset in fighting our corner and I would go as far as to say that David’s knowledge of French Property Law is probably more extensive than Notaires based in France. In our case, I am positive that if it had not been for David’s knowledge and know how, we probably would not have been able to proceed to a successful completion and sold the property.

I would have no hesitation in strongly recommending that you contact David Barney in the event that you have a property in France that you may wish to sell or that you may be considering purchasing a property in France.

He will provide you with all the information required and will give you every assistance in ensuring that you have the right advice in any proposed transaction."
Mr and Mrs AP of Somerset, July 2018




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