Martin Jinks

Healthcare Industry Legal Services

Our Healthcare team provides a broad range of services to this diverse and enterprising sector. Bringing together a team of specialists from disciplines including property, commercial and litigation, we offer a service dedicated to the needs of the sector and the professionals who work within it.

Importantly, we work closely with our clients' other professional advisers, including banks and accountants, to ensure decisions are not made in isolation that may have unforeseen impacts elsewhere in the business.

Doctors and dentists

We work with a number of doctors' and dentists' practices as they establish themselves, develop, and grow. We take the time to understand the aims and objectives of both the partners and the business before we provide structured and tailored advice.

How we can help GP practices and dentists

  • Partnership formation and modification
  • The management of new, departing and retiring partners
  • Advice on property issues – new builds, leases and development opportunities
  • Individual and partnership taxation advice
  • Funding agreements
  • Recovery of outstanding fees
  • Data protection issues and advice
  • Partnership disputes – mediation and resolution of disputes
  • Multi-practice operations
  • Business protection
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Pharmacy arrangements – advice on current agreements and drafting of new agreements
  • Health and safety issues
  • The acquisition of and merging with other practices
  • Employment law advice

The care sector

The provision of care is a fast moving and ever changing sector, as an ageing population and strains on Local Authority finances offer both challenges and opportunities for those involved.

Our experience covers care homes, nursing homes and centres for those with particular medical requirements as well as working with domiciliary care providers.

With a commercial approach, we take into account the fact that there are many external pressures and will work hard with business owners and other stakeholders to achieve practical and realistic outcomes.

How we can help the care sector

  • Advice on the building of new care homes, and the regeneration of buildings to meet this need
  • Agreements for the management, maintenance and refurbishment of care homes
  • Leases and new build advice - contracts, funding and dispute resolution
  • Compliance with CQC requirements on all transactions
  • Employment law advice
  • Recovery of outstanding fees
  • Purchase and sale of care homes
  • Defending against deprivation of liberty claims
  • Health and Safety issues
  • Mergers and acquisitions of care home groups including property, finance and employment law aspects

How we have helped in the Healthcare sector

  • Following a dispute as to the partnership share of a retiring GP, we secured a settlement ensuring full repayment of the retiring partner’s capital account, the purchase of his share of the medical premises and an indemnity against all partnership liabilities.
  • Drafted the partnership agreement for a GP’s medical practice and subsequently dealt with a number of retirements and joiners. 
  • Dealt with the disposal of a dental practice and associated freehold property by way of an asset sale conditional on CQC consent including transfer of liabilities for the existing capitation plans and contracts.
  • Acted for a leading care home group in relation to their corporate restructuring and refinancing and subsequently in relation to the acquisition of a new site and construction of a new care home and all the associated contracts.
  • Acted for the owner of a leading supplier of medical equipment to the NHS in relation to an asset sale of his business for circa £2.5m in cash and loan notes subject to completion accounts adjustments and earn-out provisions.

Our all-encompassing approach enables us to provide a comprehensive range of services to GPs, dentists and care providers both as business entities and as individuals.  If you have any questions about how we can help, please contact one of the team.

Get in touch with our solicitors today

For further information about healthcare industry legal services, get in touch with our expert solicitors in AlconburyPeterboroughSpaldingNottingham or Birmingham


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