Director Litigation & Shareholder Litigation & Director Disputes & Shareholder Disputes

We are a modern and progressive dispute resolution law firm and operate a new legal services business model which significantly reduces our overheads and which means we can transfer the benefit of those cost savings back to our customers in the form of competitive fee rates.


What sets us apart from many other alternative dispute resolution solicitors is that we deliver legal services using a business model that utilises the best aspects of the traditional ADR law firm but which also incorporates a flexible consultancy based legal services model. This means that many of our litigation solicitors are consultants who work remotely at various locations in England and by using the latest IT technology they can service our clients anywhere in England and Wales. Our business model means that clients have the option of choosing either remote delivery of legal services which is simple, effective and cost efficient, or alternatively, the more traditional delivery of legal services via meetings in person, at either our serviced offices, or at the client's business premises.


With the exception of our administrative headquarters, we only use serviced offices for basic needs such as telephone answering. Any additional fees for meetings are only incurred on an "as and when" used basis, which means that we do not incur many of the significant property overheads, which are incurred by other more traditional dispute resolution law firms.  


Our dispute resolution and litigation team, have extensive experience of advising on director disputes and shareholder disputes. Christian Browne who is the Managing Director of Summerfield Browne Solicitors is also a legal advisor with the Institute of Directors and works for the IOD each Tuesday at their premises in Pall Mall, London.




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Please contact us on 0800 567 7595 or by email at [email protected]


Alternatively, you can contact each of our offices on 020 3292 1306 (London); 0121 259 0005 (Birmingham); 01223 420252 (Cambridge); 01865 784098 (Oxford); 01858 414284 (Market Harborough); 0116 208 1495 (Leicester).

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We have offices in London, Birmingham, Cambridge, Oxford (all by appointment only), Leicester and our administrative office is in Market Harborough, Leicestershire.


All correspondence and post should be sent to our Administrative office in Market Harborough and we shall not be liable in the event that correspondence is sent elsewhere.


We provide legal services all over England and Wales.




Sarah Watts, Head of Information and Advisory Services at the Institute of Directors: “Chris has worked as a legal advisor with the Institute of Directors (IoD) Directors’ Advisory Service since 2009. He gives advice on company, commercial and contract law, intellectual property law, banking and insolvency matters and company secretarial practice. Chris is excellent at getting to grips quickly with our members’ legal issues, and giving practical, succinct and jargon-free advice. He is knowledgeable, helpful and has a highly professional manner.”

Shareholder Rights – Do you need advice on your rights as a shareholder? If so our corporate solicitors can assist. We advise on shareholder rights in connection with shareholders agreements, constitutional documents of the company, statutory rights and also common law rights.

Shareholder Disputes and Shareholder Litigation – Are you involved in a shareholder dispute or shareholder litigation? If so our litigation team can assist. We advise on all aspect of shareholder litigation including unfair prejudice, breach of shareholders agreements and also breach of statutory law and common law.

Director Disputes and Director Litigation – Our litigation solicitors advise on director disputes and litigation. Where possible we promote alternative dispute resolution, and settlement of director disputes without recourse to formal court litigation proceedings.

Insolvency and Considerations for Directors – Are you the director of a company that is either insolvent or about to become insolvent? If so are you aware of the potential personal liability implications of being a director of an insolvent company? Our solicitors have extensive experience of advising directors on the personal liability implications associated with an insolvent company. We also act for directors in relation to personal claims by liquidators or administrators against directors, for a contribution to the assets of the company.

Director Removal – Do you want to remove a director? If so we can assist and provide guidance on the options for removing a director, including removal in accordance with the Companies Act 2006. If the director is an executive director, we can also assist with advising on any employment law implications of removal.

Director’s Duties – Our specialist solicitors advise on both statutory and common law directors duties, and the implications of non-compliance with those duties.

Our team advise on the following director and shareholder matters:

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