From buying & selling businesses to handling disputes
We act for treatment and care providers involved in all areas of the healthcare sector in every legal discipline. Whether you need us to deal with transactions or handle disputes on your behalf, we have the specialist knowledge and experience of all aspects of the law as it affects healthcare businesses and organisations.
Our 25-strong Healthcare team knows the sector inside out, delivering a fast, efficient and high quality advice in all circumstances. From physical property to intellectual property, from mergers & acquisitions to regulation, competition law and reputation management, and from partnership or property disputes to employment matters – we provide a full service for you.
We advise on multiple transactions every year – over the past two years we have acted on more than 60 transactions in the sector with a combined value in excess of £335 million. In each case we advise not only on the traditional corporate and banking aspects of transactions but also on the specific regulatory aspects which affect these businesses.
We are able to project manage transactions on your behalf, engaging with other advisers and providing a one-stop shop for legal services.
We also have in-depth experience establishing, structuring and acting for international healthcare businesses.
Our knowledge of the sector means we can provide solution driven advice that takes account of key business and commercial considerations as well as the regulatory environment our clients operate in. Our clients include:
- Care home owners
- Children’s nurseries
- Dental practices and general dental practitioners
- Leading banks and funders of healthcare businesses
- Other treatment and care providers
Our knowledge of the sector means we can provide solution driven advice that takes account of key business and commercial considerations, as well as the regulatory environment our clients operate in.
We are also connected to key industry stakeholders and intermediaries and can help to create networks which add value and help drive diverse businesses.
Key healthcare services
Our team brings together practitioners with in-depth practical legal experience and expertise in key legal disciplines, which allows us to provide a complete service in the following areas:
- Buying and selling businesses
- Dispute resolution (including partnership disputes, supplier disputes and debt recovery)
- Employment law queries
- Partnership agreements
- Property & leases
- Regulatory matters (including dental, pharmacy and GP regulation)
- Funding and refinancing
- Personal legal services
- Succession planning - both business and personal
Buying or selling a business is a complicated process at the best of times, but with a business in the healthcare sector there is an added element of complexity and regulation. Our team understand the sector and its complexities, and how to navigate them to get the deal done. We regularly advise clients on both the corporate and regulatory aspects of buying or selling a healthcare business. This experience allows us to quickly identify and focus on the key aspects of each transaction, saving you unnecessary time and expense in the process. Our clients range from national operators and consolidators through to sole practitioners and family owned businesses.
We have one of the largest teams of dispute resolution solicitors in Scotland and have advised in many disputes in the healthcare sector. Our team has a depth of experience that we can apply to provide sensible and practical solutions in partnership or shareholder disputes, disputes with clients or landlord and tenant disputes. The team has provided advice on internal partnership disputes, dissolutions and expulsion of partners, assisted with negotiations and settlements when partners retire and advised on the enforceabililty of restrictive covenants. We have particular experience in relation to disputes over projects and clinical negligence matters, however, whether your problem is related to payments, suppliers, or internal issues that arise in the course of your business we will assist.
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