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Dental Law

Specialist Dental Law Solicitors

We provide a comprehensive range legal solutions for dentists and dental practices, and are proud to be a member of Association of Specialist Providers to Dentists (ASPD) and National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers (NASDAL).

Whether you are seeking to acquire or sell a dental practice, manage the retirement of a principal, have regulatory concerns or employment issues, our large and experienced team of dental law solicitors can help.

For specialist dental law advice, please contact Ben Willis on 0117 314 5394.

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Our Dental Law Expertise

We act for a large number of clients in the sector, from individual dentists to large dental corporates.

Our dental law solicitors provide expert and timely legal advice on a broad range of areas, including:

Commercial Contracts

We provide a full contract advice service for dentists and dental practices, including:

  • Associate and Hygienist Agreements
  • Expense sharing arrangements
  • Federating, GDS, PDS and PDS + contracting
  • Contract variation
  • Procurement and EU regulations
  • Provider entities and companies

Dispute Resolution

Disputes all too frequently arise and can become a major drain on management time and resources unless handled quickly and efficiently. We can efficiently manage and resolve any commercial dispute that you encounter. Our dental law solicitors will act quickly to achieve your primary objectives by mitigating the potential disruption in terms of management and staff time, costs and possible damage to reputation.

We have experience of a wide range of cases, including:

  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Negotiations and settlements when Partners retire voluntarily or compulsory
  • Advice on internal partnership disputes, dissolutions and expulsion of partners
  • Acting on behalf of dental partnerships and individual partners in ADR, mediation, arbitration and Court proceedings
  • Advising on the enforceability of restrictive covenants, including acting to obtain injunction applications


We can provide you with advice on valuation and the arrangements relating to the sale of goodwill, including deferred payments on various types of 'earn-out' model.

Incorporation and LLP Formation

In conjunction with retained accountants and financial advisers, we provide advice on the most appropriate structure for incorporations and LLPs, with particular reference to the maintenance of existing contracts and the establishment of a safe exit strategy.

Dental Partnership Agreements

Our Partnership team provides a full range of dental partnership advice. This includes:

  • Formation Admission of new partners
  • Merger of practices
  • Partner retirement
  • Dissolution

Professional Regulation and Registration

We have membership of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Solicitors.

In the unfortunate event that a dental practitioner is the subject of investigation, or charged with a disciplinary offence by their regulatory and professional body, we can provide legal advice and representation where a disciplinary hearing is unavoidable.

Dental Practice Acquisitions, Sales and Mergers

We can assist with dental practice mergers and acquisitions and can provide you with specialist advice on:

  • The due diligence process as it relates to dental practices
  • Regulatory notice
  • Consent and CQC requirements
  • Staff transfers
  • Property transfers
  • Arrangements relating to the sale of goodwill

Dental Surgery Ownership and Development

Our specialist Property team has extensive experience in:

  • Securing leases from third party developers, institutions, investors and landlords that are acceptable to practitioners or contract holders
  • Advising practitioners and securing exit strategies from their leases whether on retirement or otherwise
  • Negotiating agreements for leases on new developments in order to ensure that on completion, GDP’s can practice from a new build with no concerns over repairs, rent, rent reviews, service charges etc
  • Advising and assisting GDPs with their loan and bank security documentation when borrowing funds to acquire partnership property
  • Preparing Trust Deeds for property owning partners

To discuss how our dental law solicitors can help you and your business, please contact Ben Willis on 0117 314 5394.

They build relationships with their clients, give more attention to the negotiations and spend time addressing any concerns.

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News & Events

VWV's Ben Willis Announced as the New Chairman of National Association of Specialist Solicitors Advising Doctors
We are delighted to announce that Ben Willis, Partner and Head of Healthcare, is the new Chairman of National Association of Specialist Solicitors Advising Doctors (NASSAD) as of 1 January 2018.
12 Feb 2018
Andrew Lockhart-Mirams and Ros Parkin Announce Their Retirement
Inevitably, time moves on at an unstoppable pace and both Andrew Lockhart-Mirams and Ros Parkin have announced their retirement from VWV when their consultancy year comes to an end on 31 January 2018.
9 Jan 2018
VWV's Healthcare Team Scoops Prestigious Legal Team of the Year Award
We are delighted to announce that our specialist team of Healthcare lawyers has won the General Practice 'Legal Team of the Year 2017' Award on 30 November.
1 Dec 2017
Cardiff Practice Management Conference
Save the date for our fifth annual Cardiff Practice Management Conference.
11 Oct 2018