Owner managed businesses


We understand that for you - business is personal. Whether your vision is to grow and pass your business to the next generation or exit through a sale - we can help you plan for now and the future.

Whatever the size of your business, or stage - from start-up to fifth generation trading companies, we have a dedicated team of lawyers who are passionate about helping businesses grow and protecting the interests of their owners.

Our lawyers don't just look at your business in isolation - our commercial and private wealth specialists will help you with the right structures to help your business and, just as importantly protect your investment in it.

Our commercial lawyers will advise you on all aspects of intellectual property, from trade mark or passing-off disputes to licensing issues. We advise on the procurement and negotiation of agreements for IT solutions, agreements for the delivery, installation and maintenance of plant and machinery and a range of other asset and service related agreements.

Our corporate team are experts in business and share sales and work closely with our tax and private wealth teams. We will advise you on issues such as Entrepreneur’s Relief and Business Property Relief to ensure that your receipt of proceeds or transfer of wealth to family members is as tax efficient as possible. We will advise you on the dynamics of family succession and timing, family dispute mitigation and asset protection against divorce which, if unplanned for, can risk an attack on family business assets.

In brief

  • Assisting with business growth and transformation
  • Commercial and practical advice in relation to trading and operational matters
  • Protecting your family wealth
  • Succession planning
  • Exit planning and corporate expertise
  • Asset protection
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