Demand for healthcare services is steadily increasing, with an emphasis on quality of outcome for the service user. Although NHS contractors may have a relatively secure income stream, competition between providers means that there is a market for consolidation of services. Professional commercial and regulatory advice is therefore important to ensure best practice and navigate legal obstacles.

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Our healthcare team provides a full range of legal services to pharmacy, dental and GP contractors, whether individuals, partnerships or corporates, as well as to banks and other funders of, and investors into the healthcare sector.


Our team assists individual pharmacists and multiples on a wide range of issues. We offer pharmacy legal advice on purchases, sales, regulatory matters, property, refinancing, relocation, trading disputes, joint ventures (often with GP practices) and online services. We are honorary members of the Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies.


We advise individual dentists, dental partnerships and dental body corporates. Whether you are operating privately or within the NHS, our dentistry legal services include purchases and sales, refinancing, incorporations, relocations, dispute resolution, negotiating with the NHS, employment advice and advising on CQC processes.


Our legal advice for GPs and health businesses is also wide-ranging. We can talk to you about APMS, PMS, GMS and negotiate with the NHS on your behalf. We can also advise you on healthcare developments, partnership and joint venture agreements, public health contracts and changing the ownership of practices, including the sale of practice goodwill.


Our clients are operators of care and residential homes, hospitals, domiciliary care agencies, independent fostering agencies, veterinary practices and opticians. We give strategic advice and create bespoke agreements that reflect clients’ specific aims.


Cripps’ lawyers are practical and responsive. We take your individual circumstances into account, explain your options clearly and deal with legal obstacles so your can focus on your daily business.


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