Browsing Archive: July, 2015

Mediating Shareholder Disputes

Posted by Stephen Wood on Monday, July 20, 2015, In : Shareholder Disputes 
People often set-up limited companies with other shareholders because they consider that they will be better off with a larger entity than as a sole practitioner or sole owner.  Whilst such businesses may be formed with the best of intentions and with clear objectives for success, sometimes, shareholder and director relations break down.  Such disputes can arise through differences of opinion, strategic decisions, change of circumstances or personality clashes.

Such disputes between shareholde...
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Mediating Probate Disputes

Posted by Stephen Wood on Sunday, July 5, 2015, In : Probate Disputes 
Many different types of contentious probate disputes can arise.  These can include disputes concerning:
  • A failure to make adequate financial provision (pursued under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975);
  • Lack of testamentary capacity;
  • Lack of knowledge and approval;
  • Lack of due execution;
  • Undue influence;
  • Fraud and forgery;
  • Revocation;
  • Construction or interpretation of a Will; and
  • Disputes during the administration of estates.
Mediation is ideally suited to resolving contenti...

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About Me


Stephen Wood is an ADR Group Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator, an ADR Group Accredited Workplace Mediator, an ADR Group Accredited Online Mediator and a Consultant Litigation Solicitor. In 2017 Stephen was appointed to the Panel of Chairs of the Valuation Tribunal of England. Stephen has undertaken over 50 paid mediations.