When Family Businesses Go Wrong


As we all know family businesses in the manufacturing sector are the foundation of the UK economy and can be amazing places to work when things are going well. But how can you avoid making the mistakes already faced by others?

In this webinar, which we will be jointly hosting with the Manufactures’ Alliance on Tuesday 28 September 2021, 10:00 – 12:00, we will share stories and best practice on dealing with a number of typical challenges faced by family businesses.

During this webinar our speakers will cover:

  • I’m a shareholder, get me out of here - Tom Smith, Partner (Brabners)
    The difficulties faced or created by a shareholder exiting a family business.
  • Easing the headache of performance management - Christine Hart, Senior Associate (Brabners)
    Outlining the importance of having clear KPIs in place and using these to take the heat out of performance management discussions with family members and close employees.
  • Family members can wear many hats - Trishna Modessa-Parekh, Solicitor (Brabners)
    This session highlights that although you may be related, your co-workers may still have the protection of employment law rights. We will provide tips and warnings to show how claims can be avoided when a relationship breaks down.
  • Contracts the basics - Matt Brown, Partner (Brabners)
    The importance of having appropriate contracts in place with key suppliers and customers. They underpin the value in the business.

What to expect? Insights from industry experts and as with all our webinars, the session will be interactive and provide an opportunity to speak to other manufacturers about the family business challenges you are facing, and more importantly, what others are doing about it?

Who are the thought leaders? The Manufactures’ Alliance are pleased to have us presenting the typical areas we are advising upon and highlighting how to deal with them. As a full service legal firm, our Manufacturing Sector group consists of lawyers across a range of disciplines, each with sector expertise. We provide seamless, comprehensive legal support across a number of practices including corporate, commercial, employment, litigation and real estate amongst others.

If you would like to join us for this webinar please register using the button to the right and we will then share the Zoom link and joining instructions in due course.

If you have any questions about this webinar please contact events@brabners.com.

This is a joint event between Brabners and the Manufacturers Alliance. Your details and data will be shared amongst these stated parties only for the purpose of following up after the webinar.