Like any other business a family-run business will still need all the essential components, but often there are more emotions involved. Our Company & Commercial lawyers understand that your business is a priority. We have experience working with Managing Directors who are very closely involved in every aspect of the business and are happy to guide you through all the legal paperwork, agreements and contracts so that you are comfortable with everything.


If you are setting up a new venture or embarking on a family business for the first time then it is vital to structure the business correctly from the offset. Before you go ahead it is important to consider how shares will be allocated, how you will make decisions amongst partners, set clear and defined roles, understand what the business objectives are as well as structure the business accordingly.


As your family business grows it is not uncommon for us to meet with clients who perhaps set the business up ‘on a handshake’ and later reach a point where they need to formalise contracts and agreements between directors, suppliers and customers. Perhaps the business needs to expand or is branching into new areas such as overseas trading. Here we can help with guidance and setting you up with all the relevant contracts, terms and conditions, etc.


When the time comes to start planning for retirement, passing on your ‘baby’ is often a difficult task. Whether you are planning to pass the business onto your next generation, sell the company or fold the business – all options will take careful consideration and planning.


Our Business Team at Lamb Brooks can advise and assist on a wide range of legal issues that you are likely to face at the various stages of your business. For guidance please call Alec Brooks, Head of Company & Commercial on 01256 844888 or email alec.brooks@lambbrooks.com

"Simon was invaluable in guiding myself and my business through what were complex Court proceedings and was a great support in what was, at times, a stressful and difficult period. I was delighted with the successful outcome of my case."

Paul Sheppard

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Alec Brooks

Partner & Head of Company & Commercial

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