Employee Share
Ownership Specialists

We are an English law firm specialising in employee ownership and employee share schemes, including share option schemes, share incentive plans (SIPs), long term incentive plans (LTIPs) and all forms of employee share ownership.

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  • Postlethwaite has repeatedly proved itself as a high quality boutique providing UK share scheme advice"

    David Whitefield, Nice Systems

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The Employee Ownership Association is the voice of co-owned business in the UK. Postlethwaite is a validated EOA expert advisor on employee ownership.

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About Postlethwaite

Postlethwaite is an independent employee-owned firm of UK solicitors focusing on employee ownership, and employee share schemes. 
Depending on what you wish to achieve, employee share ownership can come in several forms. You can create a share scheme for your key employees or you can have a share scheme in which all your employees can participate. Additionally, if you are looking to retire you can pass the ownership of your entire company to its employees (often called employee ownership)

As experienced employee ownership lawyers we will help you find the right model of employee share ownership for your company’s needs and guide you through the legal implementation of your chosen employee share scheme. We would begin by asking you about your objectives and your company, and we would then suggest an approach that matches what you want to achieve. The Postlethwaite team is experienced in delivering employee share ownership and incentive schemes for both private and listed companies, working with our clients to create an employee share scheme attuned to their needs and circumstances.

We don't charge for an initial meeting.

We would always take you through the benefits and any disadvantages of each type of employee share ownership scheme and help you pick the right one for your business.
Postlethwaite is ranked among "Leaders in their Field" for Employee Share Schemes and Benefits in Chambers 2015 and as a leading firm for Employee Share Schemes in Legal 500 2014.

Please call us on  020 3818 9420 or email us if you would like to discuss to discuss how we may be able to help.

Some key terms you will often encounter include: share option schemes, EMI share option schemes, employee share ownership, employee ownership trusts, employee ownership, long term incentive plans (LTIPS), share incentives plans.

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