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    Legal Advice for Vets

    Impartial Advice to Veterinary Professionals

    Our healthcare department has over 50 years of combined experience of providing impartial, practical and objective legal advice to veterinary surgeons across the country, ranging from sole practitioners to complex multisite practices.

    Our detailed knowledge of the veterinary sector allows us to provide you with valuable guidance tailored to your particular business and the environment in which you operate. We recognise that the pressures and issues faced by each veterinary practice are different and our solicitors will be able to give you expert advice whatever your need.

    Veterinary Practice Sales and Purchases

    Whether it is your first practice or one of many, buying or selling a business can be a stressful time and is likely to be the largest financial transaction you will make. Our experienced specialist healthcare team will be able to take the stress out of your transaction and ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible.

    Expert hands on advice will be provided to you at every stage to ensure that you have a comprehensive understanding of the process in which you are involved.

    HR Support for you, your Practice Managers and your Veterinary Colleagues

    We can assist you and your practice manager with a range of veterinary legal queries that may arise during day-to-day operations. This may include employment issues such as dispute resolution, preparing locum agreements or contracts and staff handbooks. Our dedicated employment specialists appreciate that issues can arise out of your control and can work with you practically and efficiently to reduce the impact on your business.

    Property Transactions and Finance

    You may be looking to relocate or expand into a new freehold or leasehold premises, or refinance your existing surgery. We can provide a comprehensive service, no matter how simple or complex, and work closely with a range of brokers and lenders in the healthcare sector.

    Partnership and Shareholder Agreements

    We offer thoughtful and practical advice on preparing bespoke agreements for regulating the relationship between veterinary partners or shareholders which are highly tailored to your business. We are also able to review existing commercial agreements or implement new agreements if you are looking to expand your practice.

    Disputes and Litigation

    We can focus parties on the key legal topics and if desired take cases on the practice’s behalf, including all aspects of Partnership Law, Corporate Law, Employment Law and veterinary specific regulatory issues applicable to veterinary practitioners.

    A Legal Health Check for a Fixed Fee

    We are happy to put together a competitive quotation to review any of your legal paperwork or to provide more general legal advice as to what documentation we think your dental practice should consider using. Please contact us for more information.


    We are proud to support independent veterinary practices and work with FIVP