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Six Pitfalls of Family Business Leadership

Monday, 05 November 2018

First and foremost, family businesses are businesses. Like all organisations they require good leadership. In this article, Caroline Gourlay highlights some of the common pitfalls of family business leadership.

Six Pitfalls of Family Business Leadership

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"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" - Protecting Your Family Property

Monday, 05 November 2018

This is the third and final article in our series that identifies some of the potential pitfalls that may arise when leasing a property to a tenant.


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"When They Just Won't Leave…" - Protecting Your Family Property

Monday, 21 May 2018

Property is a valuable, secure asset which, as long as it is looked after properly, can provide a home to your family business.


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Family Investment Companies and Buy to Let Portfolios - Seminars for Clients

Monday, 21 May 2018

Changes to tax legislation in recent years have meant that, in terms of the availability of tax relief against the costs of mortgage interest, owning a buy to let portfolio in a company structure can have its advantages.

Family Investment Companies and Buy to Let Portfolios - Seminars for Clients

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Family Business United Conference 2018

Friday, 16 March 2018

We recently attended the latest Family Business United conference at the Royal Geographical Society in London, an annual event which brings together family businesses and those who advise them.

Family Business United Conference 2018

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DIY SOS - The Importance of Keeping Your Property in Good Repair

Friday, 16 March 2018

For most fortunate enough to own a property, that property is their main asset. This too can be true for a family business.

DIY SOS - The Importance of Keeping Your Property in Good Repair

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What Does Brexit Mean for the EU Citizens Working in Your Family Business?

Friday, 16 February 2018

Now that "sufficient progress" has been made on the terms of the UK's exit from the EU, EU leaders have agreed that talks can move on to the next phase of negotiations.

What Does Brexit Mean For the EU Citizens Working in Your Family Business?

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A Toast to Family Business

Friday, 16 February 2018

Our Family Business team recently hosted the London launch of 'Advising the Family Owned Business', written by Family Business Consultant Nick Smith and a large number of contributors from VWV and beyond.

A Toast to Family Business

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Who Dares Wins! The Time is Right for a SSAS in Your Succession Planning

Friday, 12 January 2018

Peter Collier, of Hurley Partners, the private client advisory and asset management firm, discusses how you can use value in your company SSAS to help resolve succession planning in the family business.

Who Dares Wins! The Time is Right for a SSAS in Your Succession Planning

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50:50 Shades of Grey - The Sequel

Friday, 12 January 2018

In this article David Emanuel, head of Family Business, looks at practical consequences of breakdown in relations between family members of a 50:50 company and how these can be avoided by careful planning.

50:50 Companies

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Changes to the Employment Fee Regime - How Could This Affect Your Family Business?

Wednesday, 06 September 2017

Family businesses with a strong sense of the family ethos running through the business generally enjoy good relations with employees.

Changes to the Employment Fee Regime - How Could This Affect Your Family Business?

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It's Nothing Personal … But I Hate You

Wednesday, 06 September 2017

47% of clients engaged in commercial litigation admitted that they were motivated in their pursuit of the case by personal dislike of their opponent in a survey by a City law firm.

It's Nothing Personal … But I Hate You

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Brexit Implications of Employing EEA Nationals in Your Family Business

Friday, 16 June 2017

Some of our clients have contacted us over employee concerns, particularly following press reports of individuals receiving (albeit in error), Home Office letters inviting them to leave.

Brexit Implications of Employing EEA Nationals in Your Family Business

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Family Businesses - Complex, Interesting and...a Little Dangerous

Friday, 16 June 2017

At one level you are very simple - you are a family, and you run a business together

Family Businesses - Complex, Interesting and...a Little Dangerous

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Is Your Family Business Data Compliant?

Thursday, 11 May 2017

There have been some recent developments around data protection law. What are they and what do you need to do?

Is Your Family Business Data Compliant?