Early business succession planning is advisable and useful to ensure that there is an arrangement in place and certainty in respect of your business in the case of an unexpected event, such as an illness or death.
Esteemed practice praised for its personable service in estate planning, wills and probate for individuals and business owners.Chambers UK 2016
Clarion's strongest points are their level of professionalism, their immediate responsiveness to issues identified and raised, and their total care, respect, and individual approach to each of the clients they work with.Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2017
Our highly regarded team of specialist lawyers are technical and friendly and offer wide ranging private wealth services to individuals and families with significant business interests. We offer a streamlined and personable service to our clients and regularly prepare tax efficient Wills and trusts and advise on asset protection and UK inheritance tax. We work closely with our Corporate team to ensure that any succession planning in relation to our client’s business interests is undertaken in a cohesive and integrated manner, and that the use of any available relief from inheritance tax is optimised on the client’s death.
We often work with multi-generational businesses and provide them with assistance and advice in relation to integrating the next generation into the business where desired. We are experienced in advising on and preparing trusts where appropriate as a method of passing on assets to family or friends during your lifetime whilst placing the control of managing the assets in the hands of chosen trustees. We also work closely with our Corporate team to advise on and create tax efficient Family Investment Companies where suitable.
The head of the team, Viv Wild, is one of the leading private client solicitors in Leeds and West Yorkshire, having nearly 30 years’ experience and is very highly regarded in this area of law. Viv is regularly praised for her outstanding expertise and excellent attention to detail.
If you have any queries please contact Viv Wild on 0113 222 3228 or at email@example.com