We act for a well-known British HNW family who own a number of high-profile brands through their family business. Ownership of the business is held through shareholdings; some owned by individuals and some by trusts.

In this particular situation we have always advised the family itself rather than the business in order to ensure advice they receive is independent and to protect the family’s interests as effectively as possible.

Our advice is therefore mainly focused on matters such as succession planning, at both a general family level but also in the context of ownership of the business, and the maintenance and operation of the family trusts.

Often however the interests of the family will converge directly with those of the business, so we have also assisted with critical company matters such as navigating the compliance demands of the business’ bankers