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Leeds: 0113 244 6100

Sheffield: 0114 267 5588

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Solicitors with knowledge and expertise for family businesses

The Wrigleys Family Business team provides strategic and legal advice to a large number of family business owners.

Family businesses face unique challenges when balancing the needs of the family with the needs of the business. These challenges increase in times of inter-generational change and when businesses adapt to market pressures.

How can we help you as a family business owner?

We can help families to: 

  • Identify their business and family values;
  • Develop their vision for the future and create their governance structures and succession strategy; and
  • Ensure family members buy-in to the family vision so that governance structures remain relevant to the family's changing circumstances.

Our aim is to help clients preserve their family businesses, which have often been held for many generations, so they thrive for generations to come.

We have specialist knowledge in many niche areas affecting family businesses: 

  • Governance 
  • Succession 
  • Family Values 
  • Next Generation 
  • Philanthropy and charities 
  • Leadership 
  • Education 
  • Employee ownership 
  • Capital taxes 
  • Family constitutions 
  • Pre-nuptial agreements

"Wrigleys ‘personable’ group acts for family businesses and business owners"

- Legal 500

Of Marie-Louise Hamilton: "She gives sensible pragmatic advice, she immerses herself in the challenges the clients face and give well-targeted and appropriate advice."

- Chambers & Partners 2019

Marie-Louise Hamilton View Biography

Marie-Louise Hamilton

Direct Line: 0113 204 5713

Partner
Leeds

Thomas Wainman View Biography

Thomas Wainman

Direct Line: 0113 204 5791

Partner
Leeds

Meet the team

30 Nov 2018

Will a refusal to offer a trial period make a redundancy dismissal unfair?

Yes, the refusal of a contractual right to a four week trial period in an alternative role is very likely to lead to an unfair dismissal (EAT).

30 Nov 2018

Can an employee be dismissed for incapability if their contract provides long-term disability benefits?

Incapability dismissal may be unfair and discriminatory if employee is contractually entitled to income when incapacitated by permanent disability.

27 Nov 2018

Probate Fees Increase Proposal – A New Tax on Death?

This article explores the new proposed fees for obtaining a Grant of Probate in England and Wales announced by the Government this month.