Governance and Shareholder Member Disputes

We aim to deliver Just, Redemptive Outcomes®

Directors and officers of for-profit and not-for-profit organisations have great autonomy but also significant responsibilities to governmental bodies, shareholders/members and (for a not-for-profit organisation) the beneficiaries.

Our firm is experienced and able to deliver both preventive and responsive solutions to disputes that may arise out of the management of a for-profit and not-for-profit organisation.

Whether you are a minority shareholder that has been oppressed, or a director who is seeking to improve your corporate governance, our team of Brisbane lawyers are able to advise you on issues such as:

If you are a shareholder/member

  • What are your rights as a shareholder/minority shareholder (if for-profit organisation) or a member (if not-for-profit organisation);
  • Implementing a strategy to exercising those rights, whether by application to Court or through general meetings;
  • Whether a director/officer would be personally liable;
  • Whether another person could be held to be a de-facto director, or another person/company could be held to be a shadow director; and
  • How to verify if your directors have been acting in a breach of their duties and obligations.

If you are a director/officer:

  • Your requirements for good governance;
  • Limited liability and risks in which you can be personally liable;
  • Responding to allegations of bad governance; and
  • Your rights to autonomy as a director/officer.