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Since 2002, our brilliant team of lawyers have successfully helped 100's of shareholders and business owners resolve disputes, reduce risk, put in place proper shareholder agreements and safely plan for the future. Whatever your needs - our team has it covered. Speak to our friendly lawyers today.

Supportive and friendly with partner-led involvement, I would recommend Francis Wilks & Jones to anyone facing a similar situation.

A shareholder who turned to us after discovering that his co-shareholder was profiting well from their business while he was being paid a pittance. We helped him find a way out of the business by selling his shares

Our brilliant team regularly helps shareholders with the following

Shareholder disputes

Shareholder disputes can be an unfortunate fact of business life. But dealt with properly, they can often be resolved with minimum expense and maximum return.

Our professional team provides shareholder dispute advice on the following

Shareholder rights and remedies

If you do have a dispute or an issue to resolve – it is then vital to understand what rights and remedies are available to solve that issue. Our brilliant team has huge experience in the following areas

Reducing risk for shareholders

Our team also provides advice generally to shareholders about reducing risk – always looking to protect their position as much as possible. We can advise on the following

Reducing risk, especially in the current economic climate can be hugely important. Dealt with properly, it can avoid significant loss of time, stress and expense later on.

Shareholder agreements

A properly drafted shareholder agreement can be worth its weight in gold. It can help give clarity on

We can help draft an agreement which is right for your business. Or amend / update an existing agreement if the situation in the business has moved on.


Whatever your needs, our team is here to help. Call us today and we can assist.

Francis Wilks & Jones were responsive, available at all times to deal with any of my queries and very reassuring. I would definitely recommend them to deal with proceedings brought on behalf of shareholders – they understood our practical needs.

A shareholder we helped bring unfair prejudice proceedings against a fellow shareholder who had been interfering with the management of the company and damaging its value

Key contacts

Maria Koureas-Jones

Maria Koureas-Jones

Partner

Stephen Downie

Stephen Downie

Partner

Sue Brumby

Sue Brumby

Senior Associate

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Case studies

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FWJ takeaway

Guide

9 Jun 2021

4 minute read

Shareholder minority interests

Shevy Narendra

Guide

4 May 2021

3 minute read

Company action against directors

Carly Moore-Martin

Guide

4 May 2021

3 minute read

Directors duties

Stephen Downie

Guide

3 May 2021

3 minute read

Remedies available in company disputes

Maria Koureas-Jones

Guide

Stephen Downie

Guide

1 May 2021

4 minute read

Personal liability of directors

Michael Knights

FAQ

30 Apr 2021

3 minute read

What decisions can directors make?

Carly Moore-Martin
Tom Serafin

Guide

12 Apr 2021

2 minute read

Dividends

Michael Knights

Guide

12 Apr 2021

3 minute read

Non-fiduciary & public interest duties

Sue Brumby

Guide

9 Apr 2021

3 minute read

Claims against tax advisers

Stephen Downie

Guide

6 Apr 2021

3 minute read

Risks to shareholders

Stephen Downie

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