We at Marlborough Law believe that businesses should be looking to prevent problems rather than ignoring potential issues until one occurs. In our experience, the cost resolving a problem is dramatically more than seeking to prevent it.

Prevention includes planning shareholder or partner relationships.

We can advise on the sort of Shareholder Agreement will prevent problems if there is a dispute or a shareholder wishes to leave, or on the terms of a partnership or joint venture agreement.

We can also help with how to:

  • Deal with the business should a key person become ill
  • Divide profits without arguments
  • Business exits that preserve the business.

What a director/shareholder can do is governed by the Companies Act 2006 and the company’s constitution. If you have the Model Articles of Association, two person companies can often find that they are deadlocked and unable to pass resolutions.

Ensuring you have the right constitutional documents in place at the start is key to preventing business disagreements deadlocking a company.

Here to help

Our specialist team can provide full service legal advice and assistance, giving practical and cost-effective solutions.

Marlborough Law is special because...

Trusted Locally

We live and work locally and our reputation is paramount to our continued success. We take as a matter of pride our ability to retain clients.


We have legal experience in a breadth of matters, but we also have something few lawyers have: a depth of business, commercial and life experience that allows us to provide practical legal advice and solutions that suit your needs.


Our team consists of Solicitors, although capable in most areas of law they are specialists in their chosen fields.

Low Cost Legal Solutions 

It is our aim to provide a legal service that is affordable and our business is set to do just that. We will advise as to the likely cost of any matter and because of our more personalised approach we are able to provide an efficient and tailored service to each client without the additional costs of many larger or traditionally setup lawyers.