We are a team of specialist share scheme and employee ownership lawyers. Our experience of a wide range of commercial transactions and situations means that we stand by your side and ensure that what you do is fit for purpose, commercially sound and wherever feasible tax efficient.
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:
Why use us?
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 your company is sold, it will need to pass the buyer’s due diligence process. High on the buyer’s list will be questions relating to your share scheme
- 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.
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.
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
Our clients value high-quality advice, our charges for which are reasonable and clear.
Our advice is practical, and solution-focussed, technically thorough and precise. We look out for your interests.
How we work together at Postlethwaite
We believe in the value of our work for our clients.
We pool knowledge, jump in to help and support each other when help is needed, working 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 plenty to contribute, so we listen. Everyone has an important role. We show each other respect at all times.
Broad ownership & reward sharing
We give all our permanent employees the opportunity to acquire a reward sharing ownership stake and share in our company’s rewards.