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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, including advising on the structure and ownership of the business, the business’ commercial contracts and activities, property matters, employment matters, advising on internal and external disputes, as well as 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 the terms of your Shareholder Agreements and Articles of Association
  • preparing appropriate service agreements and advising on other employment law matters
  • 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
  • advising on family matters such as pre or post nuptial agreements or financial claims following an owner's divorce
  • keyman Insurance
  • structuring property arrangements and advising on property law issues
  • helping with succession planning or alternative exit arrangements
  • general corporate and commercial, banking & finance, and dispute resolution

Quick Contact

Neale Andrews

Partner (Head Of Corporate And Commercial)

Tel: +44 (0)1932 590617

Miranda Green

Partner (Head of Family)

Tel: +44 (0)1932 590670

Julie Man

Partner (Head of Private Wealth)

Tel: +44 (0)1932 590643

Miles Unwin


Tel: +44 (0)1932 590536

Judith Fitton


Tel: +44 (0)1932 590557