Health & Social Care Solicitors

Birkett Long’s specialist health and social care team understands that the legislative and regulatory environment is complex, with a continued shift towards greater public scrutiny.

Our healthcare experts are at the forefront, our comprehensive understanding of the key issues for the health sector means that we can quickly provide you with concise and relevant advice whatever your business within healthcare.

Working in the health and social care sector means that we act for a range of businesses, including a number of high profile healthcare businesses, as well as newer entrants to the sector. Birkett Long also specialises in working with GP partnerships, dental practices, pharmacists and veterinary surgeons.

While we offer the full range of legal services relating to businesses, specifically to the health and social care sector our main services include:

  • Care homes and domiciliary care:
    • Business acquisitions and disposals
    • Shareholders’ and investors’ agreements
    • Property/land acquisition and disposal
  • Public sector:
    • Advice to health trusts on property transactions involving hospitals and doctors surgeries
    • Advice on public sector contracts
    • Regulatory advice
  • Doctors:
    • Medical partnership agreements including 24 hour retirement agreements
    • Medical property partnership agreements dealing with surgery premises ownership
    • Surgery sale and leaseback arrangements
    • Partnership disputes/dissolutions/retirements
    • Advice on GP consortiums for private tenders
    • Regulatory issues and challenging CCG actions
  • Dentists:
    • Dentist expense sharing agreements and associate agreements
    • Dental practice acquisitions and disposals
  • Pharmacies:
    • Business acquisitions and disposals
    • Shareholders' and investors' agreements
    • Property/Land acquisition and disposal including lease negotiations
  • Vets:
    • Partnership and shareholders’ agreements
    • Veterinary practice acquisitions and disposals

For a short, no obligation chat on the phone about Birkett Long’s work in the health and social care sector, call Tracey Dickens on 01206 217326.

Birkett Long’s health and social care team regularly assists acquisitive businesses with the purchase of care homes and domiciliary care agencies. The firm acts for a number of large groups in the sector, but also for smaller business on care home sales or purchases. The team also works for doctors’ surgeries and other healthcare partnerships, both on practice issues and personal arrangements such as wills or buying a home.

What our clients say

  • Tracey, a huge thank you for your help and support in the sale of my veterinary practice. You made a difficult time bearable. Through your patient guidance, and kept me grounded when panic set in! It has been a difficult time for me, made so much easier knowing I could rely on you to take care of my best interests

staff re-order for health and social care

  • Tracey Dickens
  • Melanie Bache
  • Liz Jones
  • Reggie Lloyd
  • Cynthia Beesoon
  • Amanda Timcke
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