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Family and Divorce - Partner - Helen Lucking

Protecting the family business during a divorce

Helen Lucking - December 11th 2017
Figures from the office of national statistics show that 42% of all marriages in the UK now end in divorce. These statistics affect business owners as much as the rest of the population, but for the family business owner the consequences of divorce could be disastrous. Such a business is often a limited company and the husband and wife are both directors and shareholders.
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Succession planning

David Hardman - November 22nd 2017
Taking advice early and developing a personal financial plan is crucial to meeting long-term goals. Succession planning may be one of the most challenging experiences facing any leader, especially an entrepreneurial business person who has built a family business from scratch, so it is crucial to get it right.
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Stephanie Kerr, Disputes & Litigation Solicitor

Electronic Wills

Stephanie Kerr - October 31st 2017
The Law Commission regularly reviews the way in which the legal system works and is currently undertaking a review to decide if the law relating to Wills from 1837 ought to be modernised to take into account advances in technology and how we communicate, including whether text messages, emails and audio/video recordings could override an existing written Will.
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Why use a Family Investment Company?

Laura Jackson - October 16th 2017
A Family Investment Company (FIC) can offer a tax efficient way to retain control over assets and pass them down to the next generation, either instead of, or in conjunction with, a trust.
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Residential conveyancing Preston Sarah Barnes

North West Conveyancing Firm of the Year

Sarah Barnes - October 4th 2017
On 20th September, our residential conveyancing department won the North West Conveyancing Firm of the Year Award at a conference and awards ceremony held by the Law Firm Services. The conference and awards were attended by over 400 people and was held at the Vox Centre, Resort World near the NEC in Birmingham.
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Family and Divorce - Partner - Helen Lucking

Is September the new January?

Helen Lucking - September 19th 2017
Experts at law firm Napthens are reporting an increase in the number of enquiries from couples looking to separate following the summer holidays. Helen Lucking, partner in the firm’s Family team, reports that they have noticed a significant increase in the number of new enquiries in the first week of September, with 40 in one week
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