Business partnership dispute lawyer Peter Garry
I advise on and assist clients to resolve partner disputes, LLP disputes, shareholder disputes, joint venture disputes, and disputes arising from broken promises or informal or incomplete agreements.
I also advise on partnership and LLP documentation and settlement agreements and transactions, and offer services in a number of other areas, as explained below.
I provide legal advice and assistance via Keystone Law in London, where I am a consultant.
Keystone Law is a top 100 UK law firm.
Wherever required, I can access the wide-ranging expertise of hundreds of Keystone Law colleagues, with whom I frequently work in teams of specialist lawyers formed to address each client's particular needs and objectives.
Recognised as an expert
For well over a decade I have been recognised each year by the leading legal directories as a Partnership dispute resolution expert. See more on this here.
I served for six years as a Committee Member of the Association of Partnership Practitioners (“APP”), the leading forum in the partnerships field, and I have chaired APP workshops on LLP Disputes, Rogue Partners, Partnership Dispute Arbitration and Mediation, and Discrimination.
Business partnership dispute solicitor
I am constantly engaged in assisting clients to resolve a wide range of business partnership disputes, either before or during court or arbitration proceedings.
These include partnership disputes, LLP member disputes, shareholder disputes, joint venture disputes, partnership dissolution, unfair prejudice claims, discrimination, retirement, expulsion, exclusion, disputed accounts, disputes about who owns a business and in what proportions, and disputes between intending or prospective business partners following broken promises, or informal or incomplete agreements.
Business partnership dispute resolution
As a business partnership dispute solicitor, I advise and represent partners, LLP members and director/shareholders in partnership disputes, LLP member disputes and shareholder disputes, including contentious retirements and exits from partnerships, LLPs and limited companies, partnership dissolution disputes, disputes about accounts, fraud and secret profits, joint venture disputes, and disputes based on broken promises or informal or incomplete agreements. The businesses concerned range in size from two-person businesses right up to businesses with hundreds of proprietors (including Magic Circle law firms and Big Four accountancy practices).
I advise and represent parties engaged in, or potentially facing, court and arbitration proceedings, as well as in discussions, negotiations and mediations.
Business partnership corporate work
I also advise on corporate matters, including partnership and LLP member agreements (advice, drafting and updating), sales and mergers of professional practices and other businesses trading as partnerships and LLPs, and drafting dissolution, settlement and exit agreements.
Insight gained in dispute work is often of benefit when advising on non-contentious matters, and vice versa.
I work across most business sectors, including professional practices (solicitors, accountants, surveyors, architects, patent attorneys, medical practitioners, from two-man businesses right up to Magic Circle/Big Four/other substantial businesses), private equity, investment advisers and managers, corporate finance, IT, property investment/development, farming, leisure, music industry, retail, care homes, and the building trades.
Insolvency issues affecting partners, members and director/shareholders
I also advise partners, members and director/shareholders of financially distressed or insolvent professional practices and other businesses on a range of insolvency-related issues.
In addition to my work as a solicitor, I have been a CEDR-accredited mediator since 1998 and take mediation appointments.
I also advise and represent parties who are participating in mediation.