With our specialist knowledge and experience of the legal and regulatory framework governing the healthcare sector, we are able to offer effective, commercial advice to, and solutions for, GPs, dentists, pharmacists and optometrists whether as sole principals, partnerships, federations or corporates.  We provide tailored advice in relation to, and guide our clients through, the following:

  • Buying and selling a practice
  • Practice mergers
  • Transferring or varying NHS contracts
  • Liaising with authorities for registration and re-registration
  • Incorporations
  • Partnership arrangements
  • Expense sharing arrangements
  • Bank funding and financial agreements
  • Associate and employment arrangements
  • Employment issues
  • Property ownership, development and interests
  • Dispute resolution
  • General contractual matters, including the supply of goods and services between public bodies, sub-contracting and outsourcing arrangements

Experience highlights:

  • Advising on the sale of mixed practice dental companies and sole practitioners, involving net asset value adjustments
  • Advising a GP federation on the implementation and delivery of NHS England Pilot scheme; preparing contractual arrangements with numerous practices for the provision of patient facing clinical services across numerous GP practices
  • Advising on contractual documents for the sub-contracting of a variety of enhanced clinical services
  • Acting for the buyer of multi-location dental business by partnership route (in compliance with NHS contract provisions)
  • Advising buyers (including incoming partners) and sellers (including outgoing partners) in connection with various property acquisitions, disposals and leasehold interests
  • Acting for dentist sole practitioners in relation to incorporation of practice and variation to NHS contract
  • Advising incoming and outgoing partners in connection with dental partnership arrangement, involving graduated transfer of business and payment of purchase price
  • Advising GP federation on novel and innovative arrangements for recruitment
  • Advising on re-organisation of complex group structure of optometrist practices
  • Advising on sale of pharmacies

Team member Nick Mayles has specialist expertise in the sale, acquisition, merger and internal arrangements of dental practices. View Nick’s most recent article on the dentistry sector here.