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Family run company in a complex dispute

1st March 2024

Man talking to woman who has her head in her hands

Claire Holford, Dispute Resolution Partner, recently acted for a client in the midst of a complex dispute within a family-run company. Her client, a majority shareholder and director, turned to her for expert advice following a claim by a former shareholder and director for alleged loss of dividends, profits and rights within the company.

Claire’s knowledge of dispute resolution, combined with her tenacity and experience in company disputes, meant an amicable settlement was reached which was both financially beneficial to her client while preserving the relationships in the family.

Following the case, her client provided this testimonial: “We worked with Claire on a complicated family company dispute where, at times, emotions ran high. Claire took the time to understand our needs and worked closely and diligently with us, and a suitable settlement was reached.

“Throughout the case, Claire was professional and proficient and always took the time to explain each step in lay language, which meant we always felt a part of the process. Claire is an excellent solicitor with brilliant interpersonal skills and empathy. I would highly recommend her to anyone who requires and experienced dispute lawyer.”

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