Family run businesses.

Managing a family run or family owned business presents a number of interesting and unique challenges that are rarely present in other private businesses.

Issues such as succession and inheritance tax planning, protection of family assets, matrimonial arrangements, separation of family and business all need particular consideration.

Our team has a huge amount of experience advising the business, the family and the individuals across a wide range of topics. These include advising on the structure and ownership of the business, the business’s commercial contracts and activities, property matters, employment matters, advising on internal and external disputes. We also advise on the very important cross over issues that arise between the family members and the business, such as ownership versus management, succession and inheritance tax planning, protecting the business if an owner has lost capacity to make decisions and protecting the business from the financial implications of an owner’s marriage and divorce.

Our knowledge and experience of this area has been built up over many years, and our family business team brings together expertise from members of our corporate and commercial, private wealth, property, dispute resolution and family departments.

Services We Provide.

  • advising on the business structure and terms of your Shareholder Agreements and Articles of Association

  • preparing appropriate service agreements and advising on other employment law matters

  • general corporate and commercial, banking & finance, and dispute resolution

  • family matters such as pre or post nuptial agreements or financial claims following an owner's divorce

  • keyman insurance supported by trust arrangements and cross option agreements

  • structuring property arrangements and advising on property law issues

  • helping with generational succession planning or alternative exit arrangements

  • advising on private wealth matters including family trusts, lifetime giving, Business Property Relief and other tax planning arrangements, wills, probate, powers of attorney and declarations of trust

Quick Contacts.

Our Process

Please contact us if you have a family-related query. We will check if we can act for you and, if so, we will confirm the terms and conditions of our retainer with you

You will receive expert and cost-effective advice from lawyers who have the personal skills to support you, the litigation skills to fight your corner and the technical skills to ensure that you achieve the best possible solution

Please contact a member of the Family Team.

Our Family team are happy to discuss and advise you on your Family Run Businesses


Banking & Finance.

Our Banking and Finance team has broad experience advising on corporate banking facilities, acquisition finance transactions, working capital facilities and asset based secured lending matters. We act for lenders, borrowers and investors. Over the past years the department has grown rapidly acting for a number of the leading banks and financial institutions.

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