Legal Advice for Dentists, Orthodontic Specialists and other Dental Professionals
Impartial Advice for Dentists and Orthodontists
We offer impartial, objective legal advice regarding the vast majority of problems experienced by Associate Dentists, sole Principal dentists, expense sharing partners and for orthodontic specialists as well as the more complex legal issues facing multi-practitioner dental practices.
Support for you and your Practice Managers
We can assist you and your practice manager with a range of Dental legal queries that you may have from time to time; some points can be dealt with by a short telephone call and anything further can be dealt with either by viewing the relevant correspondence, visiting the dental or orthodontic clinic or advising in greater detail whether in writing, by email or over the telephone.
Latest Developments in Employment Law for Dentists and Orthodontists
Our legal advice can be tailored to an individual Dentist or Orthodontist or a multi-partner practice and covers most aspects of both UK and European law. Common examples are issues such as unfair dismissal, redundancy, wrongful dismissal, maternity rights and health and safety law.We can also advise Dentists and Orthodontists on matters such as cost-sharing / expense-sharing agreements and maintaining the self employment status of fellow Dentists or Orthodontists whom you allow to share premises with you.
Partnership Agreements and Expense-sharing Agreements for Dentists and Orthodontists
We offer effective advice on preparing agreements for dental partners, associates, assistants, Orthodontists and other staff when joining or leaving the dental practice / We can either review home-made drafts or prepare a bespoke dental / orthodontic partnership agreement for you.
Assistance regarding disputes between Dental or Orthodontic Partners, Staff and Others
We can focus parties on the key legal topics and if desired take cases on the Dentist’s / Orthodontist’s behalf, including all aspects of Partnership and/or UK Employment Law applicable to dentists and orthodontists.
Advice on financial aspects of running a Dentist's or Orthodontic Practice
We regularly provide invaluable advice on practice funding. We offer specialist legal guidance on the best means to fund surgery acquisitions, as well as how to achieve effective valuations, sale and leaseback arrangements and practice mergers.
Buying and Selling a Dentist’s or Orthodontist’s Practice
We regularly act for dentists and orthodontists who are retiring from, or buying general dental / orthodontic practices (NHS / Private or mixed). When you are buying or selling a practice, we can assist in ensuring that the process runs smoothly and is as tax-efficient as possible.
As part of the process we regularly deal with the buying and selling of National Health Service [NHS] dental / orthodontic practices. We are experienced in the interpretation of General Dental Service [GDS] and Personal Dental Services [PDS] contracts as well as (UOA and UDAs) and in advising you as to which appropriate legal route to go pursue in order to effect the sale/purchase of the NHS dental / orthodontic contract.
A Legal Health Check for a Fixed Fee for Dentists and Orthodontists
We are happy to put together a competitive quotation to review any of your legal paperwork or to provide more general legal advice as to what documentation we think your dental practice should consider using. Please contact us for our no-obligation legal health-check enquiry form for dentists and orthodontists.