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Expert panel presents a business sale case study

Each year Morrisons Solicitors host their Corporate Insights Seminar Series. Our panel of expert lawyers present on three different topics throughout the year across our various offices. These seminars help our clients and contacts to understand the issues affecting their business from different legal angles and ultimately provide practical guidance on how to manage their business effectively.

Our first topic in this year’s series was titled ‘Insights in context: The Unexpected offer – a business sale case study’, and was repeated in Wimbledon, Teddington and Redhill on 26th April, 1st and 2nd May. The seminar revolved around a fictional client who had received an unsolicited offer to purchase his business. Our panel used the case study to guide our guests through the strategies and steps they should be considering when thinking about selling their business, as well as some of the common issues that can arise. Some of the areas covered included:

- Dealing with an unexpected approach to buy your business

- Understanding the process of selling your business

- Structuring the exit of your business to achieve your goals

- Managing employment and property issues effectively when they arise

Our panel on this occasion included both internal and external experts, whom were able to provide a range of guidance across their specialist disciplines. Internally representing Morrisons Solicitors was Peter Savage (Partner, Head of Corporate & Commercial), Joanne Kavanagh (Partner, Head of Employment), and Cathryn Pernstich (Senior Associate, Commercial Property).

Externally, covering our Teddington and Wimbledon seminars was Norman Jackson, Director of Sunningdale Corporate Finance, and covering our Redhill Seminar was Kevin Uphill, Chairman of Avondale. Both were extremely valuable additions to our panel, using the case study to provide our guests with practical advice surrounding business structuring relating to preparation for sale and corporate finance, as well as touching on some important tax implications.

The feedback we received from this part of our Corporate Insights Seminar Series was extremely positive:

“It was very useful to have such a good range of professional opinions and advice. A very enlightening hour and presentation in an engaging format.”

“Very informative, with the benefit of a team comparing the different aspects of M&A really worked well.”

To stay up to date with our upcoming Corporate Insights Seminars as well as our monthly Newsletters, visit our Corporate Insights Hub for further interesting content on legal issues that could affect your business. 


Although correct at the time of publication, the contents of this newsletter/blog are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute, legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article. Please contact us for the latest legal position.

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