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Preservation & Exit Preservation & Exit

Preservation & Exit


We act for businesses as well as the people who create, own and invest in them, building long term relationships with our clients to understand the unique challenges and opportunities they face. Our depth of experience and knowledge is focussed on providing practical advice designed to meet all our clients’ business needs.

Individuals & Families

We understand how important your case is, our experienced teams are on hand to provide practical and effective legal advice. With one of the largest teams of lawyers in North Yorkshire we work for wealthy individuals and their families, trusts and family businesses - your needs are at the heart of what we do.


Our Commercial, Residential and Agricultural Property teams have the expertise to help you deal with the opportunities and challenges of the freehold and leasehold real estate market. We have substantial depth of experience of the property world and its demands which gives us the crucial ability to help you achieve your aims.

Resolving Disputes

Disputes are an unavoidable fact of life, but when they happen it is essential to find a quick, effective and practical solution to the situation. Whether your issues are commercial or business related, family or personal, we have the depth of experience, imagination and expertise to help you solve your problems.

Simon Morris

Managing Partner

Jon Healey

Head of Corporate and Commercial

Thaynara Charlesworth

Senior Associate

Jennifer Watson


Emily Ryan


Planning for transition and succession in the ownership of a business is paramount to ensuring that the business’ value is maximised and its continued profitability is secured.

We regularly advise clients on the preservation of their business through a range of corporate agreements and transactions aimed at developing & protecting their position and/or stimulating growth such as shareholders’ agreements, investment agreements, joint venture agreements, mergers & acquisitions, fundraising, equity and debt finance as well as share-based incentive schemes.

We also frequently advise clients on their business exit strategy, whether advising on structuring a family business to be desirable to a particular type of buyer to preparing a management team for a management buyout (MBO), undertaking vendor due diligence or structuring succession through family investment companies (FICs) or family trusts.

FICs and family trusts can be useful vehicles for facilitating succession in a tax efficient way. Our team works closely with our trust, wills and estates colleagues to tailor and put in place such structures in light of each client’s desired outcomes, including documenting family charters or constitutions in order to plan for future generations. By truly understanding our clients’ needs and objectives, we can assist our clients to plan for the future, and guide them through their exit from the business and beyond.

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