Employee Ownership - A Conversation with Peter Doyle CEO


2 mins

Posted on 17 May 2021

Employee Ownership - A Conversation with Peter Doyle CEO

Doyle Clayton's Head of EOT Services, Garry Karch talks with Peter Doyle, CEO of Doyle Clayton.

Peter Doyle and Darren Clayton founded Doyle Clayton in 1997. Initially, an employment law boutique, the firm has grown to become the UK's largest and most successful specialist workplace law firm. In September 2019, Doyle Clayton became employee owned and one of the first UK law firms to be majority owned by an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT).

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1. Minutes 0 - 1. Introduction 

2. Minutes 1 - 4. Doyle Clayton's background

3. Minutes 4 - 6. Conversion to Employee Ownership Trust 

4. Minutes 6 - 7. Converting to a limited company 

5. Minutes 7 - 9. Ownership structure

6. Minutes 9 - 13. Next generation of shareholders 

7. Minutes 13 - 15. Share ownership alongside the Employee Ownership Trust 

8. Minutes 15 - 17. Other transaction options 

9. Minutes 17 - 18. Valuation and value 

10. Minutes 18 - 19. Fair market value 

11. Minutes 19 - 20. Succession 

12. Minutes 20 - 21:36. Succession planning 

13. Minutes 21:36 - 23:40. Law firm specifics 

14. Minutes 23:40 - 27. Vendor financing and raising third party capital 

15. Minutes 27 - 32:20. Income tax free bonuses 

16. Minutes 32:20 - 35:20. Management going forward 

17. Minutes 35:20 - 37:30. Two years on

18. Minutes 37:30 - 38:40. Downsides of employee ownership

19. Minutes 38:40 - 40:40. Advice for taking a business into employee ownership 

20. Minutes 40:40 - 41:29. Conclusion 

Key contacts

Garry Karch

  • Head of EOT Services
  • T: +44 (0)7308 722299
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Peter Doyle

  • Chief Executive
  • T: +44 (0)20 7778 7220
  • Email me

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