Hi all, I've been working with my best friend and business partner for around 4 years. It's recently come to light he is a heavy user of benzos and it's really starting to affect the business. My partner under the influence of drugs is incompetent to run the company. He makes poor decisions, lacks concentration and work ethic, and generally is a poor employee. He does recognize this, and wants to step back from his role. We have 50/50 shares in the limited company and are based in England - and money in the bank however we do not have a partnership agreement. I'm worried that my business partner could go way off the rails and steal cash from the company. . During recent conversations with my partner I have made it aware he is not working in the best interests of the business and has to stand down. With this in mind I would like him to stand down as soon as possible and not delay any proceedings. Given that this is a limited company and he is a 50% shareholder, what is the quickest and most efficient way I can gain full control of the business. How long would this process take? How do I cover myself so it does not come back and bite me in the behind? Any advice would be much appreciated.