Our experience working with family businesses

  • Drawing up a charter for a multi-million turnover business to ensure the future success of the business as it moves from first to second generation ownership
  • Advising on the share re-structure of a family business to prepare and allow for tax-efficient succession planning and staff incentivisation
  • Creation of a family trust within the corporate structure of a family company, to hold shares in the company for tax planning and protected business continuity
  • Reorganising and demerging a large family business to assist with succession planning
  • Acting for longstanding client on the sale of its trading business to another company in the media industry, providing transactional advice to the directors and family shareholders
  • Advising a family who, in order to raise capital to reinvest in their business, proposed to sell a part of their commercial premises, for development, to a well-known retailer. This involved working up a comprehensive planning application relating both to the land being retained as well as that to be developed