has mediated the following partnership disputes:
Claims for discrimination on the grounds of religious belief and race following compulsory retirement of a partner on clinical grounds by GPs’ practice.
• Dispute between accountants in an incorporated practice as to performance and post-termination covenants contained in a shareholders’ agreement, and as to entitlements on retirement.
• Dispute between existing partner and former partners of a GPs’ practice following mass retirement by the complainant partners.
• Dispute in respect of trust accounts and breaches of agreement between joint venture parties in respect of baggage handling works at various airports.
Dispute between partnership and outgoing partner and employee of insolvency practice.
Dispute between three partners in a GPs' practice arising out of clinical issues reported to GMC and subsequent suspension and negotiation of terms of departure, including issues of valuation and restrictive covenants.
Dispute between brothers and partners in an accountancy practice and property business regarding the operation of the businesses and ownership of properties in the UK and Bangladesh and client relationships following incorporation of the practice after a purported dissolution.
Dispute between remaining and outgoing non-medical partners in a GPs' practice regarding termination payment and partnership share.
Dispute between continuing partners and retiring partner
in Chartered Accountants’ practice over capital
account and retirement terms.
Various quasi-partnership disputes between shareholders
(see Shareholder Disputes page).
Dispute between equal partners in investment vehicle
over valuation, control and drawings.
Six-party dispute between former partners and management
board members of Chartered Accountants’ practice
over accuracy of accounts on entry into partnership.
Dispute between sibling partners in inherited care home
business over ownership and equity valuation.
Dispute between members of corporate finance limited
Dispute between exiting partner and continuing partners
in solicitors’ practice over capital account and
Dispute between members of a GPs’ practice over
working methods, remuneration and operational medical
Dispute over bonus entitlement and effect of restrictive
covenants between exiting IFA and remaining partners
in accountancy practice.
Dispute between partners in multiple property development
projects over accounts and distribution entitlements.
Stuart has experience of litigating
and advising on a number of partnership disputes, including
Dispute between present and former partners in family
firm of solicitors.
Advising incorporated solicitors’ practice in
investigation by the SRA into management control and
Advising on dissolution of solicitors’ practice.
Dispute over alleged partnership to purchase football
Dispute between partners in corporate investment vehicle.
Dispute over terms of partnership agreement for the
development of new technology.