Vlogs – Case Studies

In the first Vlog of the series, Howard explores the difficulties of overcoming sibling rivalry which have prevented the realisation of a life changing transaction. While the focus of the legal dispute between the siblings was crystalised in a perceived minor slight, the real issues went back to childhood and the fact that neither wanted to join the family business and felt forced into it by their parents:

Issues affecting commercial decision making are discussed in this Vlog. In particular, an underlying family issue associated with a complex private life:

In this Vlog Howard explores issues facing family businesses when instructing lawyers to implement an agreed succession plan. The lawyers involved rightly identified a potential conflict of interest but the method of delivery of the issue jeopardised the deal:

Next Howard gives a typical example of why only 30% of family businesses make it to the second generation as a result of sibling rivalry. The brothers inability to communicate sensibly resulted in a forced sale of the business:



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