Family business governance & succession issues

Clients praise Farrer & Co for its unique philosophy and client care approach.

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Our expertise in advising family businesses extends across the firm, with a particular focus on corporate, commercial property, tax planning and private wealth services.  We offer specifically-tailored advice, combining legal skills and business experience.  As a result, our clients rate us highly for both commercial awareness and client service.

Many of our clients and their families have been with the firm for several generations: as a result we understand the unique pressures and sensitivities that may surround a family business.  Our emphasis on getting to know our clients exceptionally well, coupled with our practical and discreet approach to their evolving requirements, ensures that you can rely on us in the long term to play a proactive part in achieving your business and dynastic goals.

We advise on all aspects of governance, succession and tax planning, working closely with the family and your other strategic advisers.  When a key individual in the family dies, this often means important changes for a family business.  With an expert understanding of the interplay between the estate, the business and the family's existing wealth management structures, we can help your family keep the show on the road at a difficult time. 

We have established relationships with numerous single and multi-family offices across the UK and internationally.  Our services are designed to complement family office arrangements ensuring seamless and integrated legal services for our clients.

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