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Following our merger in 2020 with Ironmonger Curtis Solicitors, Bell & Buxton are able to provide specialist advice to dentists in all aspects of buying, selling and running dental practices from a team of nationally recognised expert dental solicitors.
As a full-service law firm, in addition to your commercial needs, we are also able to provide assistance in managing your individual requirements surrounding a sale and purchase transaction such as creating or reviewing your Will for example.
Our experience in dealing with the sale and purchase of dental practices throughput England & Wales allows us to reduce the stress on you, our client, throughout the transaction. At Bell & Buxton with Ironmonger Curtis, our solicitors have specialist expertise in advice and representation to dentists and dental practices in all aspects of their business, including buying and selling, partnership agreements, dispute resolution, employment issues and commercial property. Our advice is always tailored specifically to your business requirements as we understand that individual dental practices may have different characteristics and legal needs. We have the experience of working with dental practices nationwide combined with the knowledge, skills and capability to regularly carry out high-value and complex work.
Our team of dental practice solicitors is led by Alex Ross & Trevor Ironmonger, who is a member of the Association of Specialist Providers to Dentists (ASPD). Our solicitors are regularly instructed by dental professionals throughout the UK to provide a wide range of commercial law services. We are frequently recommended by dental agents, accountants and banks as expert legal advisers to handle dental transactions. As well as sales and purchases, the team is experienced in employment and managing dental associate agreements, buying or leasing property and many other aspects of dental practice management.
We understand the common issues dentists experience when running a dental practice, and appreciate that you may not always be able to contact us during surgery hours, so we work around you.
We provide a wide range of services for dental practices and practitioners, including:
Buying a Dental Practice
Our Dental Practice Solicitors are highly experienced in advising and assisting dentists in buying and selling dental practices. We routinely handle both sale or purchase transactions for from the relatively straightforward deal between sole practitioners with only private patients, or to the more complex purchases of multi-site corporate group practices with NHS contracts.
The key aspects and stages of the dental practice purchase process are:
Selling Your Dental Practice
Getting an understanding of the nature of your dental practice is the first step our experienced dental practice lawyers will take in advising on the structure of the sale. One of the most important considerations when selling a dental practice is whether you have a GDS or PDS contract or if you only provide private dental care for example. When selling an NHS Practice, the successful transfer of the GDS or PDS contract is a key focus of the sale.
Our solicitors will be able to advise on the structuring of the sale so that all of the appropriate notices are given under an NHS contract and the relevant points which can be raised by the LAT.
The key aspects of the sale of a dental practice are therefore:
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