The barristers at St John's Chambers offer significant expertise in a variety of company law matters, including unfair prejudice petitions and shareholder disputes, and have strong skills and expertise."

Chambers UK  2022

Our Company team have considerable experience of acting for companies, directors and shareholders in a wide range of disputes relating to company law. Various barristers are listed in the top rankings of Chambers UK, Legal 500 and other law directories.

We are regularly instructed in shareholder disputes, including unfair prejudice petitions (under section 994 Companies Act 2006) and disputes concerning Share Purchase Agreements, including warranty claims and claims about restrictive covenants.

Our barristers regularly act in cases concerning directors’ duties, including claims for breaches of statutory or fiduciary duties, and for breach of restrictive covenants. We are also instructed in derivative actions.

We have represented companies in claims of great importance and complexity, including bribery and secret commissions, and the stealing of confidential information and trade secrets. Our team members also advise on insolvency issues, and on matters of company administration such as issues relating to general meetings.

Our barristers enjoy an excellent reputation for their pragmatic legal advice, working with clients to achieve the best solutions to their commercial and business goals. We recognise the importance of providing advice which is not only technically accurate, but is also commercially-focused, intelligible and on time.

We act for companies, directors and shareholders for all sizes of business, from SMEs to FTSE-100 companies, and across a wide range of industries. We are instructed by law firms of all sizes from the South West, South Wales and beyond, including all of the major commercial law firms in the region.

We have considerable experience of representing clients in all levels of the courts, and in all types of company dispute, including applications for freezing orders, search orders and injunctions.

Whatever aspect of company law you need advice on or representation, we should be able to help.


As the number of cases being dealt with by way of mediation increases, our mediation team is on hand to help, as advisers, advocates and mediators. Our facilities are specifically designed to meet with clients’ needs for a mediation venue. Read more.

Public Access

Some members of the team are also available to act, where appropriate, for members of the public, as well as commercial and non-commercial organisations, under the Public Access scheme. Read more.


The team delivers workshops and seminars in Chambers and regional centres. We also provide training on behalf of local Law Societies and in conjunction with solicitors firms. In addition we can give tailored in-house training for particular firms. If you would like any further information please contact Robert Bocock.

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