Doctors & Practioners
Legal Advice for Doctors and Medical Practices
We offer impartial, objective legal advice regarding the vast majority of problems experienced by the sole practitioner Doctor as well as the more complex legal issues facing multi-practitioner general practices.
Support for you, your Practice Managers and your Doctors
We can assist you and your practice manager with a range of legal queries that you may have from time to time; some points can be dealt with by a short 'phone call and anything further can be dealt with either by viewing the relevant correspondence, visiting the clinic or advising in greater detail whether in writing, by email or over the telephone.
Latest Developments in Employment Law
Our legal advice can be tailored to an individual Doctor or a multi-partner practice and covers most aspects of both UK and European law. Common examples are issues such as unfair dismissal, redundancy, wrongful dismissal, maternity rights and health and safety law.
We can also advise you on matters such as cost-sharing / expense-sharing agreements and maintaining the self employment status of fellow Doctors whom you allow to share premises with you.
We offer effective advice on preparing agreements for partners, assistants and other staff when joining or leaving the practice / clinic.We can either review and hone home-made drafts or prepare a bespoke partnership agreement for you.
Assistance regarding disputes between Partners, Staff and Others
We can focus parties on the key legal topics and if desired take cases on the practice's behalf, including all aspects of UK Employment Law.
Advice on financial aspects of running a Doctor's Practice
We regularly provide invaluable advice on practice funding. We offer specialist legal guidance on the best means to fund surgery acquisitions, as well as how to achieve effective valuations, sale and leaseback arrangements and practice mergers.
As one of the largest assets of the Practice is the General Medical Services [GMS] or Personal Medical Services [PMS] contract - we are happy to liaise and advise you on the contract negotiations with the Primary Care Trust [PCT].
Buying and Selling Practices
We regularly act for practitioners who are retiring from, or buying general medical practices. Whether during arms-length transactions, or when you are buying or selling a practice, we can assist in ensuring that the process runs smoothly and is as tax-efficient as possible.