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Shareholder agreements

Shareholder agreements can be extremely useful, providing stability and clarity, yet they are often overlooked. Lodders’ expert corporate and commercial solicitors can work with you – whether you are at company formation stage or a few years down the line – to draw up shareholder agreements that work for both you and the business. We understand that no two business are the same, and we work with our clients to understand their objectives and future plans to ensure that the shareholder agreements support their goals.


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Here at Lodders, we can help you with all your shareholder agreement needs.  For more information and help, contact our expert team today.


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Graham Spalding, corporate solicitor, head of the Business Services Group, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire

Graham Spalding


Head of Lodders' Business Services group

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Brad Quin, Partner in the Corporate and Commercial team, Lodders Solicitors LLP, Stratford, Warwickshire

Bradley Quin


Corporate team

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Leanne Lawrence, Lodders Solicitors, Company Commercial, Stratford upon Avon

Leanne Lawrence

Senior Associate

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Nicole Romera, Lodders Solicitors, Company Commercial, Stratford upon Avon

Nicole Romera


Corporate and Commercial

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Nicola Vernon, Lodders Solicitors, Corporate and Commercial, Stratford upon Avon

Nicola Vernon


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Questions answered

Not sure that this is the service for you? Take a look at some of our frequently asked questions for more information.

We work across all industry sectors but offer particular expertise in the care home sector, having acted for a portfolio of privately owned care homes.

Our long-established roots in the rural sector mean that Lodders’ Corporate & Commercial lawyers also specialise in providing advice to a range of agricultural and diversified rural businesses.

From business sales and purchases to shareholders’ agreements and management buy-outs, the Lodders corporate lawyers have the experience and commercial knowledge to be your trusted partner.

We provide pragmatic legal advice on a diverse range of business issues. Lodders’ specialist commercial law solicitors can help you achieve your objectives in a way that is efficient, concise and effective.

A shareholders agreement grants the holder the rights to sell their shares, as well as providing the framework and rules around how to sell them.

Not having an official shareholder agreement can lead to significant conflict between the holder and the related company.

There are many different types of shares, not all have voting rights attached to them.

This is why it is important to seek legal advice when looking at shares.

The forced sale of shares can only be actioned if there are specified articles of association or some form of contractual agreement within your original shareholder agreement.

Our Corporate & Commercial team is widely recognised and praised, with both our Stratford and Cheltenham teams having been recognised for their quality in the Legal 500 Rankings.

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