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Family business dispute

1st March 2024

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Steven Murray’s expert dispute resolution advice came to the aid of a small, long established family business based in Gloucestershire, when a dispute developed between directors which could not be resolved in house.

The situation had been deteriorating over a period of about three years or more and was having a detrimental effect on the running of the business and the people within it. The company engaged HCR to deal with the ongoing dispute and to respond to the numerous spurious accusations targeted at the business and other directors.

Our client said: “It was a tough time for the business, having to deal with this dispute in the middle of a pandemic, but with the assistance of Harrison Clark Rickerbys, it was a great relief that a resolution was eventually reached at mediation. Now the business can look forward to the future with a fresh start.

“We found Steve Murray to be very professional and focused on the real issues of the dispute and not distracted by anything not relevant. Steve was able to appreciate and understand the many challenging issues that a family business has.

“At times it was getting difficult for us to deal with all the bogus accusations, but each time I discussed anything with Steve over the phone, I always felt more positive, which was a great help. I would not hesitate to highly recommend Steve and his team for any dispute that cannot be easily resolved.”

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