Our partnership and LLP solicitors have specialist expertise in advising both professional and trading partnerships including:
Alternative Business Structures
Assistance to individual partners
We have experience in acting for doctors, accountants, solicitors, dentists, veterinary surgeons, surveyors, architects and farmers on all aspects of their businesses including advice on:
Partnership agreements and business structures, including advising on the terms of partnership and LLP members' agreements or other governing instrument.
Professional regulatory issues.
Funding and collaboration arrangements.
Practice expansions, mergers and de-mergers, lateral hires and team moves.
Partnership tax planning - profit extraction, use of corporate partners/members, service companies & family limited partnerships.
Partner expulsions, retirements, performance issues & dequitisation.
Partnership disputes - court proceedings, injunctions, arbitrations and mediations.
Experienced partnership solicitors
The team is ranked as a leading firm in the field of partnership law and also for medical partnerships in the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 directories.
We act for more than 400 GP practices and other healthcare providers including dental practices and consultants' medical chambers. We understand the commercial realities of delivering primary care and are able to differentiate ourselves from other corporate advisers, given our understanding of both the technical legal issues relating to professional partnerships as well as the commercial context in which they operate. Please see our GP partnership agreement page for further information.
The Legal Services Act 2007 helped to set the path for real change in the way legal services are provided. We have advised a number of regulated legal service providers on the establishment of business associations with professional service providers on how to create relationships in compliance with the complex system of regulation.
If you require links to other professional advisers, we can help here too. We have very strong relationships with accountants, surveyors, bankers and other advisers who also advise professional partnerships.
We also have expertise acting for individual partners who have been isolated or excluded from a partnership by management, and in settling partnership disputes arising when partners fall out. We are also able to advise those who are about to be admitted to partnership and are able to undertake fixed fee due diligence reviews of partnership/members' agreements and other key documents prior to admission as partners.
Other areas where we can help you include limited partnership and LLP arrangements for property and investment transactions.
Overall communication was great. General pro-active approach and willingness to go the 'extra mile' was greatly appreciated.