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Pharmacist

Legal Advice for Pharmacists

Impartial Advice for Pharmacists

We understand that pharmacies often operate in unique circumstances. Our expert lawyers offer impartial and objective legal advice which is easy to understand in any situation but is nonetheless tailored to your business.

Buying and Selling a Pharmacy

We regularly act for pharmacists who are selling or acquiring pharmacy practices. When you are buying or selling a pharmacy, we can assist in ensuring that the process runs smoothly and work with you and other professional advisers to ensure the structure of the deal is as tax-efficient as possible. A recent trend has seen GPs taking advantage of the goodwill locked up in internal dispensaries which has led to a rise in transaction numbers and stimulated some initial growth in the market. Our experienced advisers will be able to discuss this with you in more details should it be relevant to your circumstances.

Property Transactions

Our lawyers are also able to assist with general property transactions, including dealing with leases, the transfer of freehold property or refinancing existing pharmacies.

Latest Developments in Employment Law

Our legal advice can be tailored to an individual pharmacy or a multi-clinic 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.

Partnership and Shareholder Agreements

We offer effective advice on preparing agreements for pharmacy partners, assistants and other staff when joining or leaving the pharmacy. We can either review existing papers or prepare a bespoke 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 your behalf. Our specialist lawyers have a wide range of experience, including all aspects of Employment Law applicable to pharmacists and experience of the specific regulations applicable to pharmacy businesses.

Advice on Financial Aspects of Running a Pharmacy

We regularly provide invaluable advice on pharmacy 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. This may be particularly relevant if the business forms part of a separate entity, such as a GP surgery.