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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 gives well-targeted and appropriate advice."

- Chambers & Partners 2019

Marie-Louise Hamilton View Biography

Marie-Louise Hamilton

Direct Line: 0113 204 5713

Managing Partner
Leeds

Thomas Wainman View Biography

Thomas Wainman

Direct Line: 0113 204 5791

Partner
Leeds

Meet the team

22 May 2019

Update on how retirement complexes' event fees could affect community-led housing groups

An event fee is a charge made by a landlord on the occurrence of a specified event, for instance, if a tenant sells its lease.

17 May 2019

Severance payments and the academy trust: what you need to know - PART 1

An agreed exit for school staff via a settlement agreement may be trickier than you think…

16 May 2019

Succession planning for diversification projects and land with development 'hope' value

The range of options available, and the importance of acting early with professional input