We have a broad range of experience in providing advice to healthcare providers, including medical centres, GP practices, dental and pharmacy practices.

We act for healthcare businesses of all sizes, from large healthcare groups to single-site operators and high street surgeries on:

  • business and share acquisitions and disposals of all types of healthcare business;
  • investments into and the re-financing of all types of healthcare business;
  • re-organisations of healthcare businesses within a group structure; 
  • the incorporation of healthcare businesses, dental and pharmacy, producing the necessary tailored shareholder and partnership agreements;
  • the wide and varied commercial contracts and arrangements such as local authority contracts, service user agreements, data protection, which affect healthcare providers and their businesses
  • employment related matters; 
  • regulatory matters; and 
  • their personal tax and succession planning

Our work includes:-

  • acting for both buyers and sellers on the acquisition and disposal of dental practices and pharmacies;
  • the re-organisation and re-structuring of healthcare groups and businesses;
  • the investment, funding and re-financing of dental practices and pharmacies;
  • legal due diligence reporting on the acquisition or disposal of healthcare businesses;
  • shareholder agreements, Articles of Association, partnership agreements, LLP members agreements and other forms of collaboration for the owners of healthcare companies and businesses;
  • general commercial contract advice; and
  • the incorporation of healthcare businesses, including dental and pharmacy practices.

Dental

Our Health & Social Care Team provides practical, expert advice to individual dental practitioners and dental corporates nationwide working both within the NHS and also privately.

Our expertise includes:-

  • acquisitions and disposals of dental practices;
  • property acquisition and development including health centre developments and planning applications and appeals;
  • employment contracts, locum agreements and dispute resolution;
  • shareholder arrangements;
  • partnership agreements and associate agreements;
  • shareholder/partner arrivals and departures;
  • shareholder/partner disputes;
  • healthcare regulations and the essential standards of quality and safety;
  • advice in connection with expense sharing arrangements;
  • GDS and PDS contracts;
  • data protection;
  • intellectual property, both contentious and non-contentious, including trademarks and patents;
  • challenging CQC decisions; and
  • personal tax and succession planning.

Pharmacies

Our Health & Social Care Team provides practical, expert advice to individual pharmacy practitioners and pharmacy corporates nationwide.

Our expertise includes:-

  • acquisitions and disposals of pharmacy businesses and companies;
  • property acquisition and development, including health centre developments, pharmacy leases and planning applications and appeals;
  • employment contracts, locum agreements and dispute resolution;
  • shareholder arrangements;
  • partnership agreements and associate agreements;
  • shareholder/partner arrivals and departures;
  • shareholder/partner disputes;
  • Community Pharmacy and framework contracts;
  • intellectual property, both contentious and non-contentious, including trademarks and patents;
  • data protection; and
  • personal tax and succession planning.

Medical centres

We have advised on the following medical centre construction projects:

  • Bingham Medical Centre, Nottinghamshire
  • Gelligaer Health Centre South Wales
  • Health Investor award-winning Moor Park Health and Leisure Centre, Blackpool
  • Crompton Health Centre Bolton
  • Birkenhead Medical Centre
  • Rhymney Integrated Health and Social Care Centre, Caerphilly
  • Fresenius Medical Care’s Independent Sector Treatment Centre developments across 12 NHS sites, inclusion new builds and refurbishment of existing NHS buildings and wards to create dialysis outsourcing facilities
  • LIFT schemes for local health centre developments on government standard LeasePlus agreements (Birmingham and Solihull, Leicester, South Midlands)

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