Keystone Law

Peter Garry

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Practice Areas

Peter has over 35 years of experience helping clients pursue complex commercial disputes. During the past 20 years he has developed a specialist practice resolving disputes within partnerships, LLPs and private limited companies. Peter also advises on the drafting of partnership, LLP and shareholder agreements and other partnership, LLP and company issues and transactions.

Career

Prior to joining Keystone Law in 2012, Peter worked at the following firms:

- Cripps Harries Hall

- Boodle Hatfield

- Payne Hicks Beach

Professional Memberships

Association of Partnership Practitioners, Law Society of England & Wales

Publications

Chapter on “Partnership and Professional Practice Disputes” in Sweet & Maxwell’s “ADR and Commercial Disputes” (2002).

Experience

- Acting for individual partners or groups of partners in relation to disputes arising between them on the dissolution of their professional firms (solicitors, accountants, surveyors, doctors, architects etc)

- Acting for a leading bank in a series of claims against partners of a dissolved solicitors’ practice

- Advising partners of City law firms on proposed de-equitisation and/or exit terms

- Advising professional practices (notably solicitors, surveyors and GP practices) on the expulsion of partners or members for fraud and/or other misconduct

- Advising proposed salaried, fixed share and equity partners on the terms offered to them on joining professional firms

- Advising salaried partners on the terms of their exit from a solicitors’ practice

- Advising a leading accountancy practice as to the conduct of one of its members

- Advising a member of a leading accountancy practice LLP on the terms of his exit

- Advising solicitors on setting up an LLP and acquiring assets and goodwill from the administrator of an insolvent law firm

- Advising salaried and fixed share partners on avoiding liability for the debts of their insolvent solicitors’ practice

- Advising partners on discrimination, harassment, bullying and bad faith

- Assisting in the LLP conversion of a leading regional solicitors’ practice

- Advising a City bond dealer LLP on restructuring and capital issues

- Providing advice to partners and LLP members on a wide range of partnership and LLP issues arising in a number of different business sectors, including property investment, care homes, City investment management, farming and retail

- Advising on and drafting professional practice partnership and LLP agreements

- Advising director/shareholders of a valuable franchise operation company on a dispute with their co-director/shareholders

- Advising a surveyor director/shareholder in a series of connected chartered surveyor companies on his rights vis-à-vis other director/shareholders and in connection with a series of proposed board resolutions

- Advising a shareholder in a property investment company on his rights under the articles of association, a shareholders’ agreement and the general law and in relation to the terms of his exit from the company

- Advising on unfair prejudice, minority shareholder oppression and other boardroom and shareholder dispute issues