Family Businesses

Family businesses face a very specific mix of legal issues. As well as the commercial issues common to every business, you also face more personal issues such as governance, the introduction of best practice, succession planning and tax planning.

You want advisers who will help you to manage these issues. You need them to take the time to get to know the needs of the different family members involved, as well as the commercial aspects of your business. You need them to be practical and accessible, and to offer ’joined-up’ ideas and advice that fit together.

We can bring all those different areas together for you. We understand that family businesses often have particular dynamics, and we take time to understand these. We can then advise on all areas of law that may affect you, and tailor solutions to fit your business.

At the same time, we can also help you with personal succession and inheritance tax planning issues, and any other advice you and your family need as you journey through life. We will also bring you our experience of working successfully (and diplomatically) with your other advisers, such as accountants, financial advisers and technical consultants.

Our history of creating long-term relationships with individuals and their families, and with business clients, helps us look at your business holistically and find solutions that work for both your business and your family.

To find out more, please contact us online or telephone one of our offices.