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Family governance & disharmony

We are often asked by our clients to assist them with disputes affecting them and their families.

Family disharmony and disputes

The team assists trustees, family members and others to pre-empt, avoid and where necessary resolve difficulties and disharmony.

Family governance

Family governance (in the context of family businesses or generally) can be an effective means of pre-empting or assisting with the resolution of family disputes.

We have worked with a number of families to formulate family charters (essentially, the “club rules” by which the family operates), the primary objective of which is to document the various assumptions, understandings and expectations regarding the family's wealth, business and succession planning generally and, in particular, how this is going to be managed, shared, applied and preserved for the future.