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FAMILY DISPUTES

Stuart has mediated a variety of disputes between family members involving a range of issues including the following:

Disputes between beneficiaries.

Shareholder disputes, often multi-generational.

Private contracts between family members for loans
and investments.

Claims for undue influence between spouses.

TOLATA claims, including claims on behalf of children
of broken relationships.

Recent examples include:

Claim for repayment of private loan/investment agreement informally documented between family members.

Dispute between three generations of a farming family regarding work carried out and investments made in reliance on promises said to give rise to promissory estoppel and constructive trusts.

Multi-generational dispute between executors of two sibling partnersí estates involving the division of residential and commercial properties and business assets.

Claim to invalidate a lifetime transfer of shares in a family company which appeared to take no account of the disadvantage to another branch of the family donees.

Claims and cross-claims between family members for failure to co-operate in company sale and resulting tax charges and for failure to honour shareholder agreements relating to ongoing profit-share entitlements.

Multi-generation family shareholder dispute between three groups involving allegations of unlawful resolutions and share allotments and of unfair prejudice and non-payment of remuneration.

Claims and cross-claims regarding failure to apply pre-emption rights to various share transfers between family members.

Dispute between family members within the Turkish community regarding historic agreements as to the ownership of a successful business in the food industry, involving conflicts of oral evidence between numerous witnesses from the family and community.

   
   
employment and pensions
     
  Please feel free to contact Stuart directly, or to speak to his clerks at IPOS   
     

STUART CHAPMAN

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07831 624579

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sjc@stuartchapman.com

 

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03330 144575

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joanne.claypole@mediate.co.uk


 

 
     
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