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Coping with Conflict

Coping with Conflict and Family Business Disputes

Sometimes the complex family relationships underpinning family businesses can lead to disputes. In circumstances where a dispute has already arisen, we work with the business to find the best solution possible for the family and the business.

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Family Business Disputes and Dispute Resolution

Our approach to family business disputes is one of resolution through collaboration, wherever possible. We have expertise in alternative dispute resolution and two of our partners, Huw Morgan and Nigel Puddicombe are qualified mediators.

Sometimes, resort to court proceedings cannot be avoided, usually where relations between family members have weakened to the extent that a n out of court settlement cannot be reached.

In these situations, subject to conflicts of interest, we can advise individuals or family branches on the options available to them. Sometimes this will have to involve the business being split in some way, or sold.

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

For specialist advice and support resolving family business disputes, please contact David Emanuel on 020 7665 0848 or Nick Martindale on 0117 314 246.

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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

Wills
Estate Administration
Family Business
Inheritance Tax Planning
Lasting Powers of Attorney

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

Divorce & Family Law

Family Business

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