Dispute Resolution Services

Dispute Resolution Services

Derivative Claims

A derivative claim is brought by a shareholder of a company against a director when there appears to be evidence they have breached their duties under the Companies Act 2006.

If you are a minority shareholder and want to know more about your legal rights, contact Clough & Willis today on 0800 083 0815, or fill out an online enquiry form.

In most cases, it is up to company directors to decide whether such claims can be taken out in the company name. A minority shareholder can only bring a derivative claim under exceptional circumstances, due to restrictions on what they can do. 

The two most common cases where a minority shareholder can bring a derivative claim are: 

  • When the majority shareholders are unable to justify what has been done
  • In cases where it would prove unfair not to allow the claim to be made - for example, where there have been allegations of fraud

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If you require support on any aspect of dispute resolution, we can advise you on the available methods and guide you through the legal process. Each case will be managed by a solicitor selected for the specific requirements of your case, and we have expert boundary dispute solicitors with a wealth of experience in this specific area.

Contact us today to speak to a dispute resolution solicitor by calling 0800 083 0815, or fill out an online enquiry form and we will get back to you at a convenient time.


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