Employment Disputes

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Disputes come in all shapes and sizes and often when you least expect them however Blacks’ specialist Dispute Resolution team are always on hand to assist.

Employer Disputes

Our team have experience in dealing with a wide range of matters involving restraint of trade, which includes: Post-Termination Restrictive Covenants (include solicitation of staff, customers, suppliers, working for a competitor in a restricted role, or for clients of the former employer); allegations of misuse of confidential information; and Intellectual Property infringement.

We can assist in all forms of employment disputes, including termination (and threats of termination), and allegations of breaches of employment contracts (written or unwritten), both during employment and post-termination.

Director/Shareholder Disputes (including Derivative Actions)

Are you a director or shareholder accused of wrongdoing in relation to the affairs or structure of your business?

Majority shareholders might be accused by minority shareholders of actions that unfairly prejudice their interests. The Courts can correct the position by winding up the company, or requiring one side to buy out the other.

A ‘Derivative Action’ is a claim brought by a shareholder (member) of a company against its directors and/or other officers in the name of the company to seek redress for a breach of fiduciary duty, gross negligence, mis-management, or other serious matter.

If you are being unfairly accused of wrong doing, Blacks’ Dispute Resolution team can help.

Partnership Disputes

No longer seeing eye to eye with your partners? Or do some partners seem to be more equal than others?

Disputes can arise within a partnership, even where the partners have previously enjoyed a good relationship. It may be about the conduct of the partners, the use of partnership resources, or other issues.

Any dispute within a business can cause damage and it is vital that disputes are resolved as quickly as possible. Not all partners have a Partnership Agreement in place to provide a framework for the resolution of a dispute.

Our team will take the time to understand the needs of your business and advise you on the best method of resolution to ensure that any issues are resolved with minimal impact on the running of your business.


For more information about Blacks’ services, or for a free no obligation discussion, please email or call our Dispute Resolution team today on 0113 207 0000.