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Family Business Lawyers

Specialist Legal Advice and Support for Family Businesses

Family Business - The Challenge

Family businesses tend to look  to the long term and understand that the family's present and future wellbeing is tied up with the continuing success of the business over time. However, family-owned businesses face unique challenges - how to rub along together both as family members and as directors or employees in the business, and how to successfully manage the transition of ownership and management from generation to generation.

The long term success of a family business will depends upon its ability to manage these challenges and make the most of the opportunities presented by its unique characteristics. We help family businesses address these challenges of governance and succession planning, and understand that the process can be difficult. Sensitivity to family dynamics can be key..

The adage about failing to plan risking planning to fail certainly applies to these Family Business governance and succession issues. Too often, we find ourselves advising clients after they have hit problems, when solutions can be more difficult, and the process more painful. Investing time and thought early can be very beneficial long term.

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How Can Our Family Business Lawyers Help You?

We have a unique Family Business team which draws specialist lawyers from across a variety of legal disciplines into one team, and is dedicated to providing family business centred advice. The challenges are clearly complex. We work very closely with other specialist advisers such as family business consultants and accountants to make sure the solution works from every perspective.

They understood how to balance the need to deliver a result with the need to keep family members on board.

  • Julian Pieters - Managing Director
  • Ampetronic Limited

Family Business Briefings

Our aim is to keep you updated on current developments, both legal and otherwise, which affect family businesses . We publish regular briefings which we distribute via social media and our website. If you would like to receive these you may do so via LinkedIn, or by signing up to our Twitter account.

The Benefits of a Full Service, Commercial Law Firm

We provide a national service to family business clients via our offices in London, Watford, Bristol and Birmingham. Our family business lawyers also have the benefit of support from the firm's specialist sectors and services, offering a comprehensive range of legal services to family-owned businesses.

To find out more about our family business team and how we can help you, please contact Jennifer Morries on +44 (0) 121 227 3727.

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Meet the Team

Our family business lawyers have the benefit of support from the firm's specialist sectors and services, offering a comprehensive range of legal services to family-owned businesses.

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Jennifer Morries - Private Client Solicitor in Birmingham - VWV Law Firm
Senior Associate

Estate Administration
Family Business
Inheritance Tax Planning
Lasting Powers of Attorney

Katie Hanson - Family Law & Divorce Solicitor in Bristol - VWV Law Firm

Divorce & Family Law

Family Business

News & Events

How Does 'Freedom Day' Impact Your Business?
With most coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions lifted in England, how is your business affected? Allison Cook, Employment Partner at VWV, spoke with BBC Radio Bristol to explain the conflicting guidance from the Government and public health authorities.
21 Jul 2021
VWV Advises on Sale of First UK Employee-Owned Cleaning Company
VWV has recently acted for a long-established commercial cleaning company (CleanTEC Services Limited) in the sale of a majority of its shares to an Employee Ownership Trust and an Employee Benefit Trust.
7 Apr 2021
Our Events & Webinars Have Moved to VWV Plus
The VWV event and webinar programme is now delivered by our subsidiary VWV Plus.
7 Apr 2021