Corporate and shareholder disputes

High Court orders petitioner's purchase of 50% shareholding in company in unfair prejudice petition

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In the trial of an unfair prejudice petition, the High Court has found that the actions of the first respondent represented the clearest possible breach of directors' fiduciary and statutory duties, and ordered that the petitioner purchase the first respondent's shares. More …

Director disqualification and failure to comply

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Our expert explains the Director Disqualification Act and what happens if a disqualified director doesn't apply with the Act. More …

Shareholder rights - access to a company's financial documents

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Shareholders of private limited companies registered in England and in Wales have a statutory entitlement to be provided with a copy of the company's annual accounts and related documentation. More …

Director Disqualification

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In the matter of The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy v Rosenblatt [2016] EWHC 2821. More …

Directors need to consider their fiduciary duties when taking risks

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This case concerns a company called Norton Aluminium Ltd. It went into administration following a draft judgment by which HHJ McKenna upheld claims in nuisance brought against it by a group of local residents. More …