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Solicitors at Wrigleys have been advising on the legal, trust and tax aspects of employee ownership since 1987.

What is employee ownership?

Employee ownership is where employees directly or indirectly own a meaningful stake in the business in which they work.

Who is employee ownership for?

  • Succession - A genuine option for a founder, partner or investor of a business who is looking to retire or move on.
  • New enterprises - An exciting model for new businesses.
  • Growing businesses - Introducing employees as part owners to help attract, retain, grow and motivate committed staff.
  • Rescue - An option for employees faced with a closure of their employer through insolvency or otherwise.
  • Outsourcing of public services - The Government’s reorganisation of a growing list of public services can mean a challenging and uncertain time for public sector staff, but also the potential for employee empowerment though forming Public Service Mutuals.

Is employee ownership a new idea?

Definitely not! The origins are global and date back to the early 20th century. Our solicitors have been advising on employee share ownership since 1987.

The sector is huge, has political support and is expanding – the Employee Ownership Association estimates in 2013 that the combined annual turnover of businesses that have employee ownership is in excess of £30 billion and growing.

Is employee ownership complex?

Not necessarily. An employee owned company is basically the same as any other company. The difference is that the employees make up more of the shareholders.

Further details are available in the materials below, together with case studies showing the success that can be achieved.

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Employee Ownership

Malcolm Lynch View Biography

Malcolm Lynch

Partner
Leeds

Chris Billington View Biography

Chris Billington

Partner
Leeds

Thomas Wainman View Biography

Thomas Wainman

Partner
Leeds

Meet the team

Emma Lowe View Biography

Emma Lowe

Trust Manager
Leeds

Laura Moss View Biography

Laura Moss

Solicitor
Leeds

Dr John McMullen View Biography

Dr John McMullen

Partner
Leeds

Malcolm Lynch View Biography

Malcolm Lynch

Partner
Leeds

Chris Billington View Biography

Chris Billington

Partner
Leeds

Thomas Wainman View Biography

Thomas Wainman

Partner
Leeds

Paying For Residential Care: A Guide For Private Client Practitioners. – A new publication from Wrigleys

Our book launch saw solicitor and author Austin Thornton introduce his book; Paying For Residential Care: A Guide For Private Client Practitioners

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Carillion and schools

There has been a lot in the news about the appointment of a liquidator for Carillion and what this could mean for existing contracts with schools.

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Community rights

This article sets out a summary of the community rights and powers introduced by the Localism Act 2011 and how they can be used by community groups.

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Religious life:

Date: 21 Feb 2018

Venue: Wheeler Hall, Leeds Cathedral, St Anne's Street, Leeds

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The Academies Event 2018: The future of state schooling

Date: 28 Feb 2018

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The 2nd Regional Learning Improvement and Innovation Show

Date: 01 Mar 2018

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