Website Cookie Policy

We use cookies to give you the best possible online experience. If you continue, we’ll assume you are happy for your web browser to receive all cookies from our website.
See our cookie policy for more information.

Practice Areas

More Information

thepartners@wrigleys.co.uk

Leeds: 0113 244 6100

Sheffield: 0114 267 5588

FOLLOW WRIGLEYS:

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

Partner
Leeds

Thomas Wainman View Biography

Thomas Wainman

Direct Line: 0113 204 5791

Partner
Leeds

Meet the team

18 Mar 2019

Schools and the provision of affordable housing

Assessing the implications of an absence of affordable housing for teachers, and considering how schools' surplus land could provide solutions.

15 Mar 2019

Can a failure to provide rest breaks under Working Time Regulations lead to personal injury damages?

Employers who refuse rest breaks may be liable for personal injury caused by the lack of breaks

12 Mar 2019

Teacher's suspension was not in breach of contract

Court of Appeal: employer had reasonable and proper cause to suspend pending investigation of allegations of unreasonable force against children