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Structure & Governance

Business

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.

Property

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

Head of Corporate

Jon Healey

Legal Director

Thaynara Charlesworth

Associate

Jennifer Watson

Solicitor

Jenna McCormack

Paralegal

From start-ups through to family businesses and large mature enterprises, how a business is organised structurally, along with the relationship between its owners and other stakeholders, is often a fundamental part of its success. We have the knowledge and depth of experience to ensure that a business’ structure is tailored to meet our clients’ objectives and to allow for the development & protection of the business.

Our experienced team can advise on the constitutional framework under which a business or company operates, the protection of shareholders’ rights or the optimal structure for tax efficient investment & growth.  We also advise on the statutory and common law duties relevant to the operation of a business, including the fiduciary duties of its directors, to ensure compliance with applicable legal requirements.

Each business is unique, and we often find that the ‘best fit’ solution is a mix of various measures of owner protection. Drag and tag provisions, hurdle shares and weighted voting rights by way of alphabet shares can all play their part in that mix.

Through articles of association, shareholders’ agreements, partnership agreements and LLP agreements, we look to tailor capital, income and voting rights to achieve the most effective structure for a business to facilitate the operational, tax and funding requirements of its stakeholders. Our ability to frame these fundamental documents in the context of the business’ wider objectives provides a solid foundation for our clients to operate their businesses and we are always available to provide advice and support throughout the life of the business.

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