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Partnership disputes lawyers Perth

We understand that behind every partnership dispute lies a story of ambition, hard work, and sometimes, unexpected challenges. It’s not just about the legalities; it’s about people and their shared dreams taking an unforeseen turn.

Our approach to resolving partnership disputes is grounded in empathy, tailored strategy, and a commitment to protecting what you’ve built together. Whether it’s a financial misunderstanding, a disagreement on business direction, or a contractual issue, our experienced team of partnership dispute lawyers is here to listen, understand, and guide you to a solution.

Let’s work together to navigate these turbulent waters and find a resolution that respects both your professional and personal objectives.

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Tailored solutions for every partnership challenge

Our experienced team is skilled in untangling the complexities of partnership disputes with clarity and precision.

We can also help you put a solid partnership agreement in place for your business, giving you peace of mind and security.

 

  • Legal insight & strategy: We dissect your disputes and agreements to chart a clear path forward, and ensure you’re equipped for decisive action.
  • Masterful dispute resolution & litigation: Transition from conflict to resolution with our adept negotiation and litigation support. We focus on achieving outcomes that respect your partnership’s goals.
  • Precision in agreement management: Turn partnership agreements into foundations for success. Our precise drafting and review services ensure your agreement promotes fairness, clarity, and stability.
  • Financial & operational resolution: Protect your partnership with targeted solutions for financial and operational disagreements. We aim to safeguard your interests and maintain the partnership’s integrity.
  • Strategic reorganisation & exit guidance: Navigate partnership changes with confidence. Whether it’s dissolution or restructuring, we provide clear strategies for asset division and future planning.
  • Regulatory compliance & conflict prevention: We help you operate within legal boundaries and implement measures to prevent future disputes, setting the stage for long-term success.

How we can help resolve your partnership dispute

Whether your business partnership is between lifelong friends or new associates, navigating disputes is a critical challenge that can arise at any point. The key to successfully managing these disputes lies not just in the foundation of the partnership, but in the strategies and mechanisms used for resolution.

With our approach, we aim to understand the root cause, facilitate open communication, and seek equitable solutions that respect the contributions and goals of each partner. We can help with:

  • Crafting robust agreements
  • Defining roles and duties
  • Negotiating disputes
  • Streamlining partnership exits
  • Avoiding disputes
  • Navigating dissolution
  • Partnership restructuring
  • Profit distribution
  • Partnership buyouts
  • Succession planning
  • Wealth transfer

Our client testimonials

From individuals to families, from startups to large corporates, professional groups to charitable foundations - we've stood beside a diverse range of clients helping them best navigate their legal journeys. Here’s what just some of them have to say.

Review for Morgan Solomon

Morgan Solomon

"What we appreciated most about working with Morgan Solomon was his extraordinary ability to absorb and process information on his feet and cut through peripheral issues. A good lawyer needs to remain calm, collected and outcome focussed throughout a tough negotiation. Morgan ticked all of these boxes, and more. He’s also a wonderful guy and really easy to work with."
The privacy of our clients is important to us, but should you wish, we’re more than happy to provide client first names behind each of the testimonials upon request.
Review for Brandon Hetherington

Brandon Hetherington

"Brandon and the team and SHL were excellent to deal with. Their advice was clear and articulated in a manner that I could understand. They worked to some critical deadlines that I had which was very important. I would highly recommend and will certainly use their services again in the future. I would like to recommend Brandon Hetherington, Brandon has been amazing. Without his professionalism I probably would of going crazy. He explained everything in layman terms, which was great. Thanks once again, if you need a lawyer this is the place to go."
The privacy of our clients is important to us, but should you wish, we’re more than happy to provide client first names behind each of the testimonials upon request.
Review for Morgan Solomon

Morgan Solomon

"This firm is friendly, helpful and accessible - from the first person that answers the phone, they make you feel welcome and at ease. I had a consultation with Morgan Solomon and cannot recommend him highly enough. His early advice, for which I am incredibly grateful, has most likely saved me from a lengthy and expensive legal battle and many sleepless nights worrying about my situation. Morgan is not only an expert in his field, he is excellent at explaining applicable laws and the pros and cons of different courses of action to his clients. Thank you, Morgan, and everyone at Solomon Hollett Lawyers."
The privacy of our clients is important to us, but should you wish, we’re more than happy to provide client first names behind each of the testimonials upon request.
Review for Andrew Bower

Andrew Bower

"Andrew Bower represented me in a very messy business partnership dispute. Andrew’s professional conduct, court mannerisms and high quality of work was amazing! His knowledge of the legal system and attention to detail gave me peace of mind every step of the way. The last 12 months have been a stressful legal roller coater ride and in December Andrew put a successful end to that chapter. I would highly recommend Andrew and I cannot thank him enough. Andrew Bower from Solomon Hollett law firm is an extremely professional, knowledgeable, pro active lawyer that owns the client's problem, and do everything possible to help the client succeed with great care, loyalty, passion and dedication. Strongly recommended. Andrew's professional advice and guidance has saved our business thousands and a lot of heartache. Highly recommend Andrew and Solomon Hollett Lawyers."
The privacy of our clients is important to us, but should you wish, we’re more than happy to provide client first names behind each of the testimonials upon request.
Review for Craig Hollett

Craig Hollett

"I recently employed Craig Hollett when my partner required defence in a complex criminal matter. From the outset of this very difficult journey, Craig’s professional and approachable manner put me at ease. Navigating foreign legal processes was incredibly unnerving, but Craig’s extensive knowledge and patient explanation made the experience far less daunting. Craig was always available to me when I required advice and guidance, which made me feel as though there was someone I could trust in the midst of a great deal of turbulence. Although he was kind and reassuring, Craig was straight down the line and made sure I was fully aware of all possible outcomes, even when it was not what I wanted to hear. The compassion and genuine concern he showed was extraordinary, as was his unwavering performance in court. With Craig’s guidance, we were able to obtain the best outcome we could expect, and I will be forever grateful to him. I could not be more pleased with the service that Craig provided and would not hesitate to recommend him."
The privacy of our clients is important to us, but should you wish, we’re more than happy to provide client first names behind each of the testimonials upon request.

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Hollett difference

Personalised legal solutions

We understand what you’re facing. Your situation is unique and no doubt nuanced so we tailor our legal strategies to align perfectly with your personal circumstances, guiding you with compassion and precision every step of the way.

Comprehensive legal knowledge

Rest assured that you're in very capable and experienced hands. Our extensive expertise across diverse legal arenas ensures that we're equipped to guide you through your most pressing legal challenges and opportunities, from estate planning and administration to inheritance disputes, commercial law to business disputes.

Client-centric approach

Your peace of mind matters to us. We prioritise clear communication and steadfast support, focusing on securing outcomes that restore your calm and confidence.

Proven track record

Count on us to stand by you. Renowned for our commitment to excellence and a legacy of success, we're here to protect and enhance your interests with proven strategies that work.

Accessible and timely legal services

We're here when you need us. With responsive service and flexible scheduling, we make sure you receive legal guidance promptly, accommodating your needs and easing your stress during critical times.

Transparent and up front

We're up front about the cost of what we do so you know what you are committing to. We’re also focused on the proportion of the fees to the value of the matter - so the return on your investment is easy to ascertain from the get go.

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Frequently asked questions

What qualifies as a partnership dispute?

A partnership dispute can arise from disagreements over a range of issues, including:

  • Financial decisions
  • Business direction
  • Contract interpretations
  • Roles and responsibilities of partners
  • Breaches of the partnership agreement

How does Solomon Hollett Lawyers approach partnership disputes?

We centre our approach on understanding the unique aspects of your dispute, providing strategic advice, and aiming for resolutions that protect your business interests while minimising disruption.

Why is it important to get professional partnership dispute advice & agreements?

A partnership agreement is an important legal document that defines the nature of the partnership and the obligations and rights of each partner. The obligations and rights can be highly customised to meet the specific unique relationship and business of your partnership. No two partnerships are identical, and a ‘one size fits all’ approach to a partnership agreement may not work.

Friends, colleagues or even spouses often become partners and fail to plan ahead for possible eventualities, such as retirement, death, or sale to a third party. People often do not anticipate how they will deal with disputes, even though disputes arise in business every day. Often partners are close to each other, and it is not uncommon for good friends or family to be in partnership; often this means that the need for a formal agreement is mistakenly overlooked.

In the absence of a carefully worded partnership agreement, a partner could find themselves financially liable for a decision their partner has made, such as signing a bad contract. A well-drafted partnership agreement is the only way to properly clarify issues about partnership liability, authority and roles when dealing on behalf of the partnership.

A good partnership agreement will also contain a practical mechanism for allowing a partner to exit or transfer their interests, or a sale on the open market. Without such mechanisms, disputes often arise, which can devastate the partnership business.

When things go wrong, a strong partnership agreement has the capacity to not only save money by not having legal fights, but can save relationships too.

Can parties resolve partnership disputes without going to court?

Yes, parties can resolve many disputes through negotiation, mediation or arbitration. We always explore these alternative dispute resolution methods as they can be more cost-effective and less adversarial than litigation.

What should I do if I anticipate a partnership dispute?

It’s important to seek legal advice early and document communications and decisions related to the dispute. Our team can guide you on the steps you need to take to protect your interests.

How long does it take to resolve a partnership dispute?

The duration depends on several factors:

  • The complexity of the dispute
  • The willingness of parties to negotiate
  • Whether the parties seek resolution through litigation or alternative dispute resolution methods

We aim to resolve disputes efficiently and understand the value of your time and resources.

What are the possible outcomes of a partnership dispute resolution?

Outcomes can vary, but may include:

  • Negotiated settlements
  • Changes in partnership agreements
  • Buy-outs of a partner’s interest
  • Dissolution of the partnership
  • Court orders if litigation is pursued

Will I need to dissolve my business if we cannot resolve the partnership dispute?

Not necessarily. Solutions may involve restructuring the partnership or resolving specific issues without dissolving the business. Our goal is to find a resolution that aligns with your business continuity plans.

How can I protect my business from partnership disputes?

It’s key to have a well-drafted partnership agreement that includes dispute resolution mechanisms. We can help review or draft agreements to ensure clarity and protection for all partners.