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    Director Disputes

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    In the world of business, disputes among company directors can arise unexpectedly, requiring internal corporate investigations, threatening the stability of a company. When disagreements escalate, it’s crucial to have a team of solicitors who have experience with director disputes and can navigate the complexities of commercial law and company regulations.

    Simon Caltagirone, Head of White Collar Crime and Corporate Disputes, understands that when faced with a business dispute, you require more than just legal expertise. Getting the best dispute resolution requires an understanding of your business and sector, and an appreciation of your commercial goals.

    What Happens When Directors Disagree?

    Director disputes are multifaceted and can stem from various issues such as differences in strategic direction, financial disagreements, money-laundering, conflicts of interest, or breaches of duty. Twelve Tabulae has built a sterling reputation for handling these intricate disputes with precision and professionalism.

    When directors within a company find themselves at odds, it can have dire consequences for the business. Disagreements can lead to a breakdown in communication, hindering the company’s ability to make critical decisions and function effectively. This is where Twelve Tabulae’s expertise in corporate conflict comes into play.

    How do you deal with director disputes?

    One of the first steps in addressing a director dispute is a thorough examination of the company’s documents, including the articles of association, shareholders’ agreement and director service agreements. These legal documents play a crucial role in establishing the framework within which a company operates, outlining the rights and obligations of all stakeholders.

    At Twelve Tabulae, our team of experienced solicitors excels at reviewing and interpreting these documents, ensuring that all parties are held accountable for their actions based on the agreements they have signed. This meticulous approach helps in providing clarity and direction during a director dispute, minimising potential misunderstandings.

    Our approach focuses on finding amicable solutions through negotiation and mediation, whenever possible. By encouraging open dialogue and compromise, Twelve Tabulae aims to preserve the relationships among directors and shareholders, thus preventing further harm to the business. However, when negotiations prove unfruitful, we are prepared to take the matter to court, ensuring that clients’ interests are protected through every legal avenue available.

    Grounds for Removing a Director

    In some cases, it may become necessary to remove a director from their position. The decision to remove a director is a significant one and must be done in accordance with company law and the company’s articles of association. Twelve Tabulae’s solicitors are well-versed in these regulations and can guide you through the process. Common grounds for removing a director include:

    • Breach of Fiduciary Duties: If a director fails to act in the best interests of the company, breaches their duty of care or loyalty, or engages in self-dealing, they may be removed.
    • Loss of Confidence: When shareholders and fellow directors lose confidence in a director’s ability to effectively contribute to the company, they may seek to have them removed
    • Conflict of Interest: A director must act in the company’s best interest, and any conflict of interest that hinders this duty may lead to removal. An example of this is when a director engages in transactions with the company that benefit them personally.
    • Illegal Activities: If a director is involved in illegal activities that could harm the company’s reputation or legal standing, their removal may be necessary.

    Twelve Tabulae will guide you through the process of removing a director, ensuring that all legal requirements are met and protecting the company’s interests throughout.

    Why Choose Twelve Tabulae for Director Dispute Solicitors

    Choosing the right solicitors for director and shareholders disputes is paramount to safeguarding your business interests and resolving conflicts effectively. Here are some compelling reasons why Twelve Tabulae should be your top choice:

    Expertise in Commercial Law

    We boast a team of highly experienced solicitors who specialise in commercial law. We have a deep understanding of the legal intricacies surrounding director and shareholder disputes, ensuring that your case is handled with the utmost professionalism and expertise.

    Extensive Experience

    With a track record of successfully resolving shareholder and director disputes, Twelve Tabulae has earned a reputation for excellence in dispute resolution. Our experience spans various industries and types of disputes, making us well-equipped to tackle even the most complex cases.

    Thorough Analysis of Legal Documents

    One of the key strengths of Twelve Tabulae is our attention to detail when reviewing company documents, such as articles of association, shareholders’ agreements, and director service agreements. This thorough analysis ensures that your case is grounded in the legal framework of your company, providing clarity and guidance during disputes.

    Commitment to Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Twelve Tabulae understands the importance of preserving relationships and minimising disruption to your business. We prioritise alternative dispute resolution methods, such as negotiation and mediation, to reach amicable solutions whenever possible.

    Aggressive Litigation When Needed

    When negotiations fail to yield a satisfactory resolution, Twelve Tabulae is ready to take your case to court. Our team of litigators will fight vigorously to protect your rights and interests in a court of law.

    Client-Centred Approach

    At Twelve Tabulae, clients are at the forefront of everything we do. We tailor our legal strategies to align with your specific goals and concerns, ensuring that your voice is heard throughout the dispute resolution process.

    Proven Success

    Simon Caltagirone’s track record of successful legal advice and outcomes in director and shareholder disputes speaks for itself. He has helped countless businesses navigate challenging situations, resulting in favourable resolutions.

    Contact Us Regarding Your Dispute Today


    Director disputes can be intricate and challenging, but with Simon Caltagirone as your director dispute solicitor, you can rest assured that your business interests are in capable hands. His expertise in commercial law, commitment to alternative dispute resolution, and unwavering dedication to protecting your rights makes him the top choice for handling disputes between company directors


    When it comes to safeguarding your business, Simon Caltagirone, Head of White Collar Crime and Corporate Disputes, is the trusted partner you need by your side. Contact us today.


    As CEO, senior solicitor and Head of White Collar Crime and Corporate Disputes at Twelve Tabulae, Simon boasts a comprehensive background encompassing various aspects of corporate law and financial regulation.

    His expertise extends to handling complex legal matters, including corporate and individual fraud, Competition Law, bribery, money-laundering, tax investigations, FCA Regulation, director disputes, internal investigations, and financial crime.

    With a wealth of direct experience in these areas, Simon has established himself as a knowledgeable authority capable of providing effective legal counsel and solutions to address a wide range of legal challenges within the corporate and financial sectors.

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