Oliver is a commercial and partnerships specialist who spends almost all his time advising GP practices. He can help with all aspects of the partnership relationship, from putting in place your GP partnership deed, to advising you on its terms, to dealing with disputes between partners.
With Primary Care Networks (PCNs) being high on the agenda for many GP practices, Oliver can help you consider your options, from supporting you with the initial set-up and structure through to models and drafting up your agreements.
He also advises on joint venture arrangements between practices, federations, co-operatives, clusters and has dealt with over 100 mergers of GP practices, and has done a lot of work on the "decentralised" or super partnership model of GP mergers. Oliver can also advise on the terms of NHS contracts. Oliver has been acting for GPs practices for over 12 years and has been involved in drawing up or amending over 250 GP partnership deeds.
Like all of the VWV Primary Healthcare team, Oliver keeps up to date with the GP profession and is an avid reader of GP trade mags such as Pulse and GP News. Oliver keeps abreast of developments in the sector and writes and lectures frequently on legal issues affecting doctors and dentists.
'"An expert in advising GPs on a wide range of matters, including partnership deeds, joint ventures between practices and partner disputes." - Chambers & Partners
"He's a really impressive practitioner" and "a great asset to the firm" who "talks our language and ensures the right chemistry with the client." - Chambers & Partners
"Oliver is approachable, knowledgeable, fair, confident and helpful (...). He is just wonderful to work with." - Chambers & Partners
"A pleasure to work with." - Legal 500
"Oliver Pool is very committed, always accessible and makes a difficult situation better and manageable and is steering us through very effectively. He is definately on our Christmas card list this year." - Kate Francis, Air Balloon Surgery
Oliver is the only solicitor sitting on the healthcare committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Oliver is a keen rugby player and plays for Old Bristolians RFC.
Oliver has co-written Hot Topics in Financial and Legal Matters for General Practice, an easy-to-read book for GPs and practice managers on financial, accounting and legal matters.