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Breakin' Up Is Hard To Do...

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

If you own a successful family business you probably built it up over the course of many years of hard graft, or acquired it from someone else who did. So it often seems quite counterintuitive to suggest that you take that business and fragment it.


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Protecting Your Future Wealth and Family's Happiness with a Family Charter

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Two thirds of SME businesses in the UK are family owned, so it's clearly a popular business model. But…only 30% will successfully pass to the second generation (and only 12% to the third and 3% to the fourth)...


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A very Happy New Year to All Our Family Business Clients, Friends and Fellow Advisers

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

2017 looks like being another interesting year for family businesses as they try to predict and plan for the effects on them of the economic, technological, legal and political changes in play in the UK and around the world.


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Step into Christmas… But Watch Your Step

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Christmas parties can be the event of a year, particularly in a tight-knit family business. However, a recent case in the High Court highlights a potential cause for concern.


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The Secret to Health, Wealth and Happiness this Christmas

Thursday, 12 January 2017

It's December. You are busy. Christmas newsletters are flooding your inbox from clients, suppliers and advisers alike. But if you read just one, please let it be this one.


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Know Your Advisor - "Our firm has invested a lot of time in ensuring that we understand the issues that family businesses are facing."

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Katie is a Solicitor in our Corporate team and specialises in advising both family and non-family businesses on a number of corporate aspects, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate governance.


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You've Sold Your Family Business… so what now?

Thursday, 10 November 2016

The post-sale stage of selling your family business is equally as important as the others.


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Are you ready to comply with your business' pensions obligations?

Tuesday, 02 August 2016

The duty to put qualifying staff into a pension scheme and contribute towards it is entering its final phases, with many family businesses likely to be affected over the next two years.


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Our Guide to Selling Your Family Business - It's Time to Get Negotiating!

Tuesday, 02 August 2016

You have found your buyer, your buyer is satisfied with their due diligence enquiries… so what next?


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Know Your Advisor - "As a born and bred local, I enjoy getting to know the stories of the family businesses in our area."

Tuesday, 02 August 2016

David Bird is a Senior Associate and head of our Planning and Infrastructure team.


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Selling Your Business - Why You Need to Get Due Diligence Right

Tuesday, 05 July 2016

This article explains the importance of the due diligence process - and, as with most aspects of life, advanced preparation can pay dividends


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Relationship Breakdowns With a Family Member - When is it fair to dismiss from the family business?

Tuesday, 05 July 2016

Relationship breakdowns in the workplace are always difficult to deal with, however this can be particularly so for family working together within their family owned business, when the stakes and emotions run high.


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Know Your Advisor - "I used to run my own business. Family business is in my blood."

Tuesday, 05 July 2016

Jess Booz is a Senior Associate in our Commercial Property team.


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Brexit - What does it mean for family businesses?

Friday, 01 July 2016

The immediate aftermath of Brexit is certainly producing plenty of political and economic upheaval.