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Dental Law

Specialist Dental Law Solicitors

We provide a comprehensive range of 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 have an excellent understanding of the range of issues affecting dental professionals and have gained considerable expertise in creating practical solutions. We act for a large number of dental clients, from individual dentists, dental partnerships, limited companies and large dental corporates.

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


Sale and Purchase of Dental Practices 

We can assist with the sale and purchase of both NHS and private dental practice. We can provide you with specialist advice on:

  • Due diligence process
  • Transfer of NHS contracts
  • CQC registration process
  • Staff transfers
  • Limitation of liability
  • Property transfer
  • Banking and finance work

NHS Regulatory and Contract Matters, including GDS, PDS, PDS plus and Pilot Contracts 

We are experts in NHS regulations and contracts. We can offer advice in relation to the terms of NHS contracts and the overarching regulatory framework that governs them, including the GDS/PDS Regulations and the NHS Act.

We also assist NHS performers with Performers List matters.


CQC Regulation and Registration 

Whether you need assistance registering with the CQC or challenging CQC enforcement action, our dental team would be happy to assist you.


Fitness to Practise and GDC Matters 

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.


Employment and HR 

Our large and experienced team of employment lawyers provides specialist legal advice and support to both employers and employees in the dental sector, including in the following areas:

  • Discrimination issues
  • Employment tribunals
  • Business immigration
  • Policies and procedures
  • Recruitment, contracts and service agreements
  • Redundancy and reorganisation
  • Settlement agreements
  • TUPE

Partnership and Expense Sharing Agreements 

Our team provides a full range of dental partnership advice, which includes:

  • The production of partnership deeds, LLP agreements and expense sharing agreement
  • Formation Admission of new partners
  • Partner retirement
  • Dissolution

Associate and Hygienist Agreements 

We can assist with both the creation and negotiation of associate agreements, and can provide expert and practical advice when disputes arise.


Surgery Ownership, Sale and Purchase 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

Data Protection including GDPR 

Our experienced team of data protection solicitors provide specialist legal advice on all aspects of information law and data protection compliance issues, including:

  • Data protection breaches and complaints
  • Subject access requests
  • Data sharing and security
  • Freedom of information law
  • Data protection policies and templates

Procurement Advice 

Our dedicated public procurement and state aid team has a strong national reputation and is rated by Legal 500 for its "commercial and pragmatic" advice. We can advise on all aspects of your procurement process as well as advising on bringing and defending procurement challenges.

We are members of the Procurement Lawyers Association.


Dispute Resolution including Partnership Disputes 

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
  • Disputes with NHS England including appealing against remedial, breach notices and clawback claims

Negotiation of Commercial Contracts 

Our team understand the complicated issues facing your business when you are invited to enter into commercial contracts in the dental sector. We are here to support clients who are comfortable with doing deals, but for whom the legal side feels less familiar.

Whatever the commercial arrangement you are entering into, we have experienced contract solicitors whose legal expertise can support and add value to your negotiations.


Private Client Including Probate and Residential Conveyancing 

Our private client solicitors provide a full range of legal services to individuals with a focus on quality and transparency on fees. Whether you need a conveyancing solicitor to help you buy or sell a house, divorce advice or a contentious probate specialist to help you contest a Will, we can provide you with experienced solicitors who will put you at the heart of everything.

A dental practice or NHS contract can be the move valuable asset a dentist owns. Our experienced team can advise you how to protect these assets and ensure that your NHS contract subsists in the event of your death.


Debt Recovery 

Our debt recovery solicitors act on behalf of clients recovering business to business debts on a national and international basis. We can provide you with specialist, cost effective debt recovery services tailored to your business needs, as well as 24/7 access to our online debt recovery portal.

Our debt recovery work is largely done on a 'no collection no fee' basis, designed to save you money from the outset.


Bank and Funding Arrangements 

Our banking and finance specialist lawyers act for lenders (including major UK banks) and borrowers on a range of corporate transactions to meet our clients' needs and requirements. 

We are on the lending panels of most of the UK bank, as well as investment and retail banks. 


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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