The importance of shareholder agreements in any business cannot be underestimated. It will provide clarity for all concerned and help avoid potentially damaging and expensive disputes if the shareholders fall or partners out. Our expert team can provide the bespoke agreement your business needs. Let us help get your business on a sound legal footing.

Shareholder agreement solicitors

We cannot overestimate the importance of well drafted shareholder agreements when it comes to the smooth running of a company and the ability to protect a shareholder’s position.

Whilst there are general rights and remedies available to shareholders in the absence of a shareholder agreement, everything is made much easier with a properly drafted shareholder agreement in place. A properly drafted agreement can help save huge amounts of time and legal costs in the event of a later dispute.

Drafting shareholder agreements

Our team can help draft a shareholder agreement to cover off the following key areas which often form the basis for shareholder disputes:

In addition to this, our expert team can also help you with regard to amendments to existing shareholder agreements and/or updating shareholder agreements in the event that shareholders may have left or new shareholders need to be introduced into the business.


At Francis Wilks & Jones we cannot manage all risks that you and your business may face, but we are very experienced in the most common problems arising, how to protect against them and how to resolve them before matters escalate to court proceedings or business failure.

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

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Tim Francis

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