Robin Somerville - Resolving Legal Problems

Help for minority shareholders
being shut out or treated badly

Robin Somerville

You may be able to make an “unfair prejudice” claim or bring a “derivative action” against the other shareholders or directors.

I am a specialist business, company and commercial lawyer and barrister with real life commercial experience prior to qualifying.


Tell me about your unfair prejudice claim and I’ll show you how I can help. Contact me by clicking here or calling 020 8242 4106

Resolving Unfair Prejudice Claims

Section 994 of the Companies Act 2006 may enable minority shareholders to bring an “unfair prejudice” claim against the majority shareholders that are acting unfairly.

Or if the directors have breached any of the duties that the Companies Act imposes on them, then you may be able to ask the Court to bring a “derivative action” against them in the name of the Company to recover the loss they have caused.

Beyond just being a commercial lawyer and company lawyer, I have extensive experience of coal face commercial experience after setting up, growing, and successfully selling three of my own businesses and from being involved in my third-generation family business when entered administration in 2009. This means that as well as giving legal advice, I know what that advice means in a real-world context.

Of course, S994 or derivate claims might be just one of several other aspects of a claim. I can mediate or advise in the following areas:

  • Commercial and economic torts
  • Contract claims
  • Debt and disputed debt claims
  • Directors’ duties
  • Family business
  • Injunctions and other interim relief
  • General business regulatory
  • Sale and supply of goods and services
  • Shareholder and company disputes
  • Small, Fast Track and Multi Track claims

I can be instructed by businesses, shareholders and individuals direct under the public access scheme, or via a solicitor.

I am able to advise and act in a similar way to any other commercial lawyer, commercial solicitor, company solicitor or company lawyer could.

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