Dental Law

An overview of our specialist solicitor services in Dental law

We are recommended lawyers of the British Dental Association (BDA)

We have many years experience of dealing with dentists, both in the private and NHS sphere. We understand the ethos of a profession that is balancing becoming more commercial. We can help you with the following:

  • Practice acquisition and sale – both share sale and asset sale
  • NHS practice sales and purchases with ‘partnership’ route to transfer
  • Expense Sharing agreements
  • ‘Partnership Disputes’
  • Practice mergers
  • Squats
  • Associate and Hygienist Agreements and employee contracts
  • UDA & UOA issues
  • CQC registration and applications and issues
  • Commercial Property matters leasing and buying practice premises, including options for leasehold and freehold
  • Tendering for contracts
  • GDS and PDS issues
  • Retirement and Succession Planning
  • We provide a full range of advice on all regulatory matters affecting dentists and their patients, including particularly dental record access and disclosure

We take an active interest in the Dental sector and Dentists and write articles in the BDJ and are involved in seminars for instance at The Eastman Institute at UCL in London.

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FAQs for Dentists

Can I sell a GDS Contract?

If you are an individual and have a GDS contract you can 'sell' your contract by use of the 'partnership route' under the GDS contract.
If you are a company and hold a GDS contract then matters may not be straightforward. Let us review your GDS contract and any variations to assess this.

Should I incorporate my practice?

Care needs to be taken regarding practice incorporation and where where you have a GDS contract in your individual name-talk to us first.

What should I consider when taking a Commercial Lease ?

Dental Practice leases should allow the easy sub-letting or sharing of the Practice Premises to allow for other healthcare professionals.

How can I protect against future changes when leasing?

Negotiate for your lease to allow structural alteration to future-proof for changes in legislation and regulation like HTM 01-05.

Are all locums and associates self-employed?

Not all locums and associates are self-employed! Whether they are is a question of fact. The more they look like an employee with regular hours and obligations then the more likely they are!

GDS Contracts and Death

Dentists with a GDS contract have a very limited time to deal with their contract with the NHS on the death of a dentist and very clear instructions can be prepared with your will to deal with this. Without this being organised properly your GDS contract may be lost and its potential value!!

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