Matrimonial Dispute

Our expertise in valuing shares in a family business or a business in which one or both of the parties have significant interests is often important given that such shares represent a substantial asset in many matrimonial disputes.

Our “traditional” role in establishing the basis underlying the valuation of businesses entails careful scrutiny of the extent to which business profitability has been affected by “one-off” income and expenses or by unusually high levels of management remuneration. We also consider the extent to which the net assets of businesses are mis-stated owing to the lack of updated valuations of properties or the extent to which a proportion of net assets is “surplus” to requirement.

We consider carefully the shareholdings of the parties and the need to apply discounts to valuations attributed to businesses to take account of minority shareholdings, quasi-partnerships and the types of sector in which businesses are involved.

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