Our Family Business team is an interdisciplinary team of professionals drawn from across Turcan Connell, each of whom has significant experience in advising family members and their business interests as well as the family business. The interdisciplinary nature of the services provided by Turcan Connell means that we can offer you and your business a full range of legal and tax services.

We take a proactive approach to our clients' businesses, identifying appropriate legal solutions to manage risk at an early stage. Turcan Connell's broad experience allows us to add real value to our clients' businesses and their affairs.

The stewardship and management of a private family business raises a range of challenges and dealing with legal complications is time consuming. Our aim is to work closely and effectively with you to gain a full understanding of your business needs and to provide tailored legal advice to support your long term aims.

We provide a comprehensive range of services to the family and to the business which includes the following:

Services to the business

  • Agency and distribution agreements
  • Brand protection
  • Commercial contracts – a full range of commercial contracts, including drafting, negotiation, advice, disputes and termination
  • Commercial property – buying, selling, letting, rent reviews and dilapidations
  • Company secretarial – with basic services or a fuller compliance service
  • Construction law – building or refurbishing premises
  • Corporate Social Responsibility – advice on developing and implementing policies
  • Debt finance – bank facilities and any subsequent disputes
  • Employment – a full range of services from drafting policies, handbooks and employment contracts to representation in employment tribunals and the courts
  • Franchising – advice on entering into a franchise agreement or establishing a franchise
  • Intellectual property
  • Joint ventures
  • Transactions – buying or selling a business or a management buy out

Services to the family

As well as providing these services individually or in combination, we often provide integrated advice to family business clients pooling our legal and tax expertise to develop a comprehensive perspective and deliver a fully integrated service.