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Looking After Family Business: Succession or Sale?

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About the Event

Do you pass on your family business to the next generation or sell it?  Does the next generation want the business and have the expertise to run it?  Are all the family in agreement about selling?

A hallmark of many family businesses is the informality of relationships within the organisation, based on the assumption that family ties can overcome any and all business challenges. Experience shows that this assumption is flawed.  You need to know what options are available when it comes to the question of succession or sale.

An expert panel of solicitors will discuss the options for succession or sale, how to prepare for either eventuality and how to avoid the common pitfalls.  Delegates are encouraged to join in and ask the panel questions.


Michael Budd

Partner and Head of Company Commercial

T: 01992 305234

E: michael.budd@longmores.law

Michael is a corporate specialist advising on a broad spectrum of matters, including acquisitions and disposals, restructurings, management buy-ins/outs, joint ventures and corporate finance.  Michael has successfully assisted a range of clients from SMEs to large corporations and global businesses.

Richard Horwood

Partner and Head of Private Client

T: 01992 305233

E: richard.horwood@longmores.law

Richard advises individuals and families about their wills, trusts and inheritance tax planning arrangements. He leads the Private Client team many of whom are members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the Law Society’s Private Client Section.  His team is ranked in The Legal 500 and he is individually ranked in Chambers UK for Private Wealth Law.

John Wiblin

Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution

T: 01992 305252

E: john.wiblin@longmores.law

John has had a distinguished legal career dealing with all manner of commercial disputes.  He specialises in shareholder and partnership disputes, theft and misuse of commercially confidential information, copyright and trademark infringement, and matters relating to the recruitment industry.  He is a Solicitor-Advocate with the right to appear in any court in England and Wales and a qualified Arbitrator and Mediator.

Richard Gvero

Joint Senior Partner, Head of Commercial and Head of Employment

T: 01992 305210

E: richard.gvero@longmores.law

Richard specialises in employment law and regularly helps businesses and individuals with a broad spectrum of staffing issues, including company restructures and redundancy, disciplinary and grievance processes, TUPE and other employment aspects of commercial contracts and all types of employment dispute, including unfair dismissal and discrimination claims.


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

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