If you’re a business owner, you know that there are a lot of moving parts to keep track of. One of the most important aspects of running a successful company is having a properly drafted shareholders’ agreement in place. At Scott Bailey LLP, we understand the importance and complexities of legal documents like shareholders’ agreements, and our commercial law lawyers are here to help you draft an agreement that protects your interests, as a shareholder and / or director, and ensures the smooth running of your business.

Why you need a shareholders’ agreement

A shareholders’ agreement is a legally binding document that outlines the rights and responsibilities of shareholders in a company. It covers a wide range of issues, including how decisions are made, how profits are distributed, and what happens if a shareholder wants to sell their shares. Having a shareholders’ agreement in place can provide a wide range of benefits for your business, including:

  1. Protection of your Interests. One of the most significant benefits of having a shareholders’ agreement is that it protects the interests of shareholders. By clearly outlining the rights and responsibilities of each shareholder, the agreement can help prevent disputes and misunderstandings that can arise in the absence of clear guidelines.
  2. Clarity and consistency. A properly drafted shareholders’ agreement provides clarity and consistency regarding the management and decision-making processes of your business. By outlining the roles and responsibilities of each shareholder, the agreement can help ensure that everyone is on the same page and working towards the same goals.
  3. Investment protection. If you’re looking to attract investment, a shareholders’ agreement is a must-have. It provides potential investors with a clear picture of your company’s structure and future plans, which can help to instill confidence and attract investment. Further, a shareholders’ agreement can be used to help protect an investor’s investment and interests.
  4. Exit Strategies. A shareholders’ agreement should also include provisions for exit strategies. These can include the sale of shares, the right of first refusal, and the buyback of shares. These provisions help to protect shareholders who may want to sell their shares in the future or may need to leave the company for other reasons.

Why Choose Scott Bailey LLP?

At Scott Bailey LLP, our company and commercial law team has years of experience helping SME businesses like yours draft bespoke shareholders’ agreements that protect their interests and ensure the smooth running of their company. We understand that every business is unique, and our company and commercial lawyers will work closely with you to ensure that your shareholders’ agreement meets your specific needs.

Our team of legal experts in Lymington, in the New Forest in Hampshire, is dedicated to providing top-notch service and support to our clients. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, a down to earth approach, and our ability to provide fast, cosy effective service. When you choose Scott Bailey LLP, you can rest assured that your business is in good hands.

Contact Us Today

If you’re ready to protect your business and ensure its success, it’s time to get in touch with our commercial law team at Scott Bailey LLP. We’re here to help you draft a bespoke shareholders’ agreement that meets your company’s specific needs and provides the protection and clarity you need to succeed. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you take your business to the next level.