Protecting Your Family Business in Uncertain Times (28 April)

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The last few years have seen a significant amount of change for the current leaders of family businesses. Just as businesses were preparing for the reality of Brexit they have also had to face the disruption caused by the pandemic. As well as the general worries about trade, this may have caused tension between family members.

During this presentation, the solicitors from Longmores will talk about the measures you can take to protect your family business in uncertain times.

Richard Horwood will talk about family charters, what they are and why they are important. John Wiblin will share some case studies about family business disputes that he has helped to resolve. Then Michael Budd will tell you how to mitigate risk through good corporate governance.

Before the presentation there will be a speed networking session to help you get to know the speakers and other delegates. We encourage everybody to join in and switch on your cameras.

After the presentation there will be a Q&A when delegates are invited to ask their questions, however big or small. You can also submit a question in advance when booking your place.

Date and time

28 April 2021

11 am to 12.15 pm




We are co-hosting this webinar with the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce and it is free to register.

Please book on the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce website.

You will be sent joining instructions for Zoom after you have registered.


Richard Horwood
Partner and Head of Private Client
01992 305233

Richard specialises in inheritance tax planning, the administration of trusts and estates, will drafting, trust drafting and powers of attorney. He also provides advice on succession planning for family businesses.

Richard is a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the Law Society Private Client Section and the Hertfordshire Law Society Trusts & Probate Committee. Richard’s team is ranked by the leading client guide the Legal 500 for Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate, with Richard being personally recognised by the Legal 500 as a Recommended Lawyer. He is also ranked by UK Chambers & Partners for his expertise in Private Wealth Law.

John Wiblin
Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution
01992 305252

John deals with all manner of commercial contractual disputes and specialises in shareholder and partnership disputes, theft and misuse of commercially confidential information, copyright and trademark infringement, and all matters related to the recruitment industry. John’s work includes advising members of family businesses when disputes arise.

John’s Dispute Resolution team is highly ranked by leading client guides, Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates and an Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator.

Michael Budd
Partner and Head of Company Commercial
01992 305234

Michael is a corporate specialist who advises a full range of clients from SMEs to large corporations, global organisations and family businesses. His experience covers a broad spectrum of corporate matters, including acquisitions and disposals, group reorganisations and restructurings, management buy-ins/outs, joint ventures and corporate finance.

Michael has a strong academic interest in the law outside of his day-to-day practice, he previously qualified as a barrister in 2002 and has been specialising in company commercial law since 2004.