We are a boutique legal practice specialising in employee ownership and are 100% employee owned ourselves.
Our experience from a wide range of commercial transactions and situations over the last 20 years ensures we stand by your side and ensure that what you do is fit for purpose, commercially sound and tax efficient.
We are specialists in both share schemes and employee ownership. Arguably, we have one of the most experienced legal teams in the country for employee ownership transactions, with 118 completions to date* and act as a specialist adviser to the Employee Ownership Association.
We can help you identify the right employee share scheme or new ownership structure for your business, then work with you to ensure its successful implementation and launch. This might involve:
Choose us if you want the reassurance of working with a fully regulated law firm which asks all the important questions.
Our focus is on helping you find the right solution, then putting it in place. You will need a result that’s been carefully designed to achieve particular business objectives, not an off-the-shelf or commodity solution.
By engaging us you will benefit from
- the combined knowledge and experience of the members of our team
- our shared expertise derived from working with a diverse range of businesses in many different situations
We consider your immediate needs and also look at what could happen in the future
- If you set up a share scheme and plan an eventual sale of your company, the buyer’s due diligence will include a thorough review of your share scheme to ensure it complies with tax rules and company law.
- If you are planning to establish an employee ownership trust, you will need to consider what ownership pressures might arise in the future and how they can be addressed.
Looking after our clients
We create a relationship of trust with you so that you feel confident in our advice and your dealings with us.
We listen to you to understand what you want to achieve, and we provide our advice with clarity.
We ensure that we are available to respond to your needs in a timely manner.
Our clients value high-quality advice, our charges for which are competitive, reasonable and clear.
Our advice is practical, and solution-focussed, technically thorough and precise.
Working together at Postlethwaite
We believe in the value of our work for our clients and are 100% employee owned ourseleves.
We pool knowledge, help and support each other and work in a collegiate manner.
We are as open as we can be about what is happening in our business and place high importance on communication.
We recognise that everyone has something to contribute and therefore we ensure we listen and respect each other’s views.