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Leeds: 0113 244 6100

Sheffield: 0114 267 5588


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.

We can help families: 

  • identify their business and family values 
  • develop their vision for the future and create their governance structures and succession strategy 
  • 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: "I rate her very highly - she is very much an expert in the field."

- Chambers & Partners

Private & Family Businesses

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Marie-Louise Hamilton


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Marie-Louise Hamilton


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Abolition of event fees

What could this mean for co-housing & community-led housing?

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Property fraud: Taking steps to help safeguard against forgery

In this article we look at what action can be taken to specifically safeguard against forgery of documents relating to ownership of your property.

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Employment Breakfast Briefing: Redundancy Handling: A practical guide - 17 April 2018

Date: 17 Apr 2018

Venue: Radisson Blu, Leeds

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Date: 25 Apr 2018


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Employment Law Update for Charities 2018

Date: 26 Jun 2018

Venue: Hilton Leeds City, Neville Street, Leeds

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