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Looking After Family Business: The Next Generation

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About the event

Every business runs through a cycle of leadership and changes which within family business can be particularly emotive.

You may have inherited your business, or started and grown your own successful enterprise, but that does not guarantee the next generation want or have the experience to take over.  Perhaps the question of selling the business has arisen.

You can never start succession planning too soon in a family business.  Nor is it ever too early to work towards selling a business so you can maximise the opportunity when the time comes.  Critical to either route is preparation and understanding how to implement your decision with as little stress as possible.

During this seminar we will hear from guest speaker Graham Pitts, Group Managing Director at KGK Genix, who has experienced the handing over from one generation to the next.

A panel of solicitors will also discuss how a business can be passed to the next generation, how to prepare a business for sale, and how to avoid the common pitfalls.

Delegates are encouraged to join in and ask the panel questions.


Graham Pitts
KGK Genix
Group Managing Director

Michael Budd

Longmores Solicitors

Partner and Head of Company Commercial

01992 305234


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.  Michael is ranked in The Legal 500.

Alastair Liddiard

Longmores Solicitors

Partner and Head of Trust and Estate Administration

01992 512779


Alastair helps individuals and families to plan for the future and manages and advises on the administration of estates. He takes a highly personalised approach to give clients the options and information they need to make the right decisions.  Alastair is ranked in The Legal 500 and a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the Law Society’s Private Client Section.

John Wiblin

Longmores Solicitors

Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution

01992 305252


John has 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, a qualified Arbitrator and Mediator and he is ranked in The Legal 500.

Richard Gvero

Longmores Solicitors

Joint Senior Partner, Head of Commercial and Head of Employment

01992 305210


Richard specialises in employment law and supports 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.  Richard is ranked in The Legal 500.


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

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