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We understand that you are about to embark on a transaction process which will undoubtedly be one of the most significant and demanding periods of your business career to date. Based upon our significant experience of acting for clients undertaking similar transaction processes, we strongly recommend you consider putting plans in place now as to how you will manage and protect the realisation of your investment when it arrives, rather than doing so after the event.

We very much appreciate that the transaction process is going to be a busy and time-consuming period in your life and our multi-disciplinary team of corporate lawyers has you covered. Their experience and approach will afford you the luxury of time to allow you to consider how best to manage your affairs and assets after the transaction closes.

The age old adage of ‘you don’t know, what you don’t know’ can leave you regretting decisions you wish you had thought about at the outset. Our in-house team of experts can help guide you to make the right decisions to future-proof you and your loved ones’ interests.

Below are some of the areas we know, from experience, our clients find useful. If you’re interested in finding out about any of these in more detail, simply complete the form below or contact your dedicated member of the Corporate team.

We also work closely with a number of trusted professional organisations, tax advisors, financial wealth managers and private bankers and your dedicated member of the Corporate team will be delighted to make introductions where appropriate and applicable.

Having a single point of contact at the firm is both reassuring and efficient, so your dedicated member of the Corporate team will remain by your side throughout your time with the firm and will be delighted to discuss our WH Private Wealth service in further detail with you or make direct introductions, on your behalf, to experts across the firm who can support you and your family’s needs.

Areas to consider

Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning and Administration

Our trusted team of succession planning experts advise a range of clients, from entrepreneurs to estates and trustees, and business owners to individuals, on a spectrum of legal matters, including Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and the Administration of Estates, as well as Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains Tax and Income Tax, and often involving cross-border aspects. We’re expert at what we do and as a team have over one hundred years combined experience helping multi-generational families and individuals future-proof their wealth.

Commercial property, planning and development

Our experienced team of commercial property and specialist planning lawyers, chartered town planners and technicians are on hand to provide practical, focused solutions at all stages of the process. From your initial idea, its design and planning, through to acquisition and site assembly, funding and investment, to the engagement of a construction team and the eventual sales or lettings of properties. Whatever your needs, our experts can help you                                             make your development project a reality, taking care of every detail.

Countryside and estates

Our agriculture experts work with clients including individuals, small to large family businesses, owner-occupier farms, tenants and estates on the wide range of countryside and estates matters. From tenancy and partnership agreements to land sales, diversification projects and property projects, we’re here to help.

Real Estate planning

If you are looking to invest in property or persue property development, our expert team of property lawyers can guide you on how best to structure your real estate planning. Understanding and exploring your objectives is our goal and we provide a dedicated, specialist and co-ordinated service to ensure that those objectives are met, with added value in mind.

Relationship matters

Our dedicated lawyers are on hand to handle whatever relationship issue you’re facing. From assistance at the beginning of a relationship in the form of pre-nuptial and cohabitation agreements, to advice on any issues arising if your relationship ends, including divorce, separation, and financial settlements. We can also support you with matters involving your children. Our family experts take the time to listen, provide clear advice with meticulous attention to detail and provide an approach that is tailored                                                               specifically to you.

Borrowing, lending and investing

With a wealth of expert knowledge, our lawyers can assist you with any of your borrowing, lending or investing needs. Whether you are looking to borrow or lend from a debt perspective or make an angel investment in a business in exchange for equity,  you’ll benefit from our extensive experience and commercial focus to get the best deal for you.

New businesses/start-ups

Our team of commercial experts have significant experience in providing business support to new businesses and start-ups across a wide range of sectors including advice on contracts, business structures and corporate governance. As your trusted partner, our commercial lawyers will invest time in understanding your business and provide tailored advice to help                                               you reach your goals and ambitions.

Family/personal investment companies

Family investment companies and personal investment companies are increasingly becoming popular methods in succession planning strategies, aimed at protecting assets and passing wealth onto the next generation. Our corporate lawyers along with our tax and wealth planning experts work together to set these up and have considerable experience advising a wide range of clients.

Foreign property and investments

Should you ever need legal assistance with any foreign property purchases, our membership to the world’s leading multi-disciplinary alliance of professional services firm, Geneva Group International (GGI), will be invaluable. As members of GGI, we are able to provide you with access to high-quality legal advice from across the globe.

Select your areas of interest and your dedicated corporate lawyer will be in touch

    Areas I am interested in:

    Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning and AdministrationCommercial Property, planning and developmentCountryside and estatesReal Estate planningRelationship mattersBorrowing, lending and investingNew businesses/start upsFamily/personal investment companiesForeign property and investments

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