How have we helped other GPs and Dentists?

Our extensive history of acting for GPs and dentists would be impossible to list. However, the most recent examples of how we have added value include:

  • Acting for a long list of GPs and dentists during the acquisition of their practices
  • Helping one of our clients purchase an opticians practice
  • Preparing new partnership agreements for a number of GP and dental practices and, in the process, helping many of those to admit new partners
  • Assisting a number of primary care operators with more general corporate matters
  • One of our clients, a dental practice, had been operating as a partnership but needed to form a short term “partnership” with the seller of the practice they were in the process of acquiring so that they could retain the practice’s existing NHS contract; we helped them form that crucial partnership
  • We helped a dental practice reach a satisfactory Settlement Agreement with one of their employees
  • We are consistently called on to provide general employment advice for and to review the staff handbooks for our clients in the primary care sector
  • We have drafted the very specific contracts required for carers in a court of protection context, contracts that include the specialist clauses related to driving a practice’s vehicle/s or to working night shifts
  • We acted for a large local medical centre who wanted to sell its premises as a number of partners were coming up to retirement and the remaining ones decided that buying into the freehold was not in their best interests.
    After a purchaser was found, we negotiated the terms of the sale and managed the immediate leaseback agreement. This included a crucial but complex termination provision that would see the NHS ceasing to provide rent reimbursement to ensure the practice continued to thrive for the remaining partners.
  • We acted on behalf of a doctor who had entered into a partnership without a formal partnership agreement. When his partners tried to argue that our client had only acted as a consultant and had never even been part of the partnership, we were able to establish our client had actually been key in its creation. Then, relying on The Partnership Act 1890, were able to negotiate an early financial settlement that surpassed our client’s initial expectations.


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