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Family Business

Family businesses form the backbone of the UK and global economies and at Boodle Hatfield we have been guiding the owners of many of these important businesses through the generations.

For a business to span generational boundaries requires long term vision and a shared understanding of the family history, values and agreed objectives.

We understand businesses inside and out, and we know the nuances can create problems, challenges and opportunities. We also understand that changes in dynamics – relationships changing, divorce, and family disputes – can have an unwanted impact on your business if not managed carefully.

Running a business is as rewarding as it is challenging and balancing the day-to-day with thinking for the future is crucial. We will work with you to put in place the right structures and strategies, with innovative thinking and support.

How We Help

  • Safeguarding the business
  • Structuring the business
  • Resolving disputes
  • Establishing an appropriate forum for shareholder engagement
  • Family governance
  • Succession planning
  • Planning for a sale
  • Philanthropy & corporate social responsibility
  • Taxation & relevant tax reliefs, for the business & individual shareholders


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