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Family Business Employment Lawyers

Employment Law Advice for Family Businesses

Family-owned businesses experience unique employment issues.

  • Should family members employed in the business be treated the same as non family employees?
  • Should family members be guaranteed a job in the family business regardless of merit?
  • Should family members be excluded from employment in the family business altogether?

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It is vital for the success of a family owned business that the parties know where they stand and that the employment relationship is clearly defined. Sensitively drafted contracts and policies need to be backed up by day-to-day practical advice and support. We work closely with family-owned businesses to understand their individual needs and to help avoid conflict or misunderstandings.

Our family business employment specialists can guide you through these and other issues and advise you on how your employment policies are affected by legislation.

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 further information on all our employment services, please contact Gareth Edwards on 0117 314 5220.

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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
Associate

Divorce & Family Law

Family Business

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