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Employment Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Partnership Disputes

Partnership disputes can be costly and disruptive for any firm. Our employment law solicitors can help you resolve disputes quickly and ensure a positive outcome for individual partners and the partnership as a whole.

Employment law for partners is more complicated than for standard employees, so it’s vital to have legal support when disputes between partners arise. Disputes can be costly and time-consuming for any business, but partnership disputes can also result in the dissolution of the partnership.

Our lawyers can help you resolve these disputes quickly to minimise disruption for your business. The team works with all types of partnership, including general partnerships, partnerships at will, limited partnerships, and limited liability partnerships (LLPs).

We can advise your partnership on a range of issues, including:

  • Employment status of partners – we can help you determine if partners are entitled to employee-specific rights such as protection from unfair dismissal or statutory maternity, paternity or adoption leave.
  • Partner departures (voluntary and involuntary) - We advise on a variety of disputes relating to departures, such as the right to retire, and unfair dismissal or constructive unfair dismissal claims.
  • Enforcing restrictive covenants - A partner’s restrictions are treated differently to an employee’s so it’s important to get specific advice.
  • Discrimination against partners – Partners have similar rights to employees not to suffer unlawful discrimination.

In some situations, resolving your dispute might result in the partnership being dissolved – our experienced corporate lawyers can advise you through this transition too.

A well-drafted partnership agreement is the best way to protect your partnership from disputes. Our commercial lawyers can also help your business draft a partnership agreement that carefully accounts for potential issues that might arise.

As one of the country’s leading employment law teams, we have extensive experience with all types of partnerships, across the entire range of industry sectors. With offices in 14 major locations nationwide, we can help wherever your business is based.

Call us on 0808 271 2602 or contact a member of our team today for more information about how our solicitors can help resolve your partnership dispute.

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