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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Healthcare

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.

Testimonials

From the outset Cripps were very professional, knowledgeable and efficient.

 

A business client

You got that reassuring feeling that these guys know exactly the correct procedures to follow in dealing with the primary care trust and the CQC.

A business client

In particular, Gemma Mintram and her team were very helpful at every stage of the lengthy legal process.

A business client

Gemma was readily available via email or phone and willing to spend the time explaining every detail of the transaction.

A business client

I would recommend Cripps in a heartbeat and intend to definitely appoint them should we purchase another dental practice in the future

A business client

Dealing with Cripps has been particularly easy mainly due to the time and effort they have taken to get to know us and our business.  

A business client

Straight talking and pragmatic advice have been readily available and the team, particularly James Beatton and Gemma Mintram, have always been prompt, professional and supportive. 

A business client

We are delighted to consider Cripps as part of our team.

A business client

Cripps are our lawyers of choice and provide a full range of commercial legal services in a quick and efficient manner.

A business client

Their expertise and knowledge of legal matters relating to community pharmacy enables us to achieve our aims in relation to corporate and property transactions and allows us to receive knowledgeable advice as and when required on general commercial issues.

A business client

Gemma Mintram has been professional, diligent and efficient  throughout the whole transaction starting from the first offer being put on the table. 

A business client

This also included a little bit of reassurance and counselling  at times when things do not go to plan which I feel is an important skill at a stressful time for the buyer.

A business client

I received excellent service recently from Gemma Mintram, Ed Fowler and the team at Cripps during the sale of my dental practice.

A business client

The legal complexities were explained very patiently by Gemma and Ed and the transaction was a smooth process.

A business client

They made it very easy to communicate with them at every stage and were not simply lawyers but trusted advisers.

A business client

I would recommend this law firm and especially  Gemma Mintram and Ed Fowler to anyone looking for specialist lawyers.

A business client

If I have a need for lawyers in future I would use this firm again and I will always turn to Gemma Mintram for legal work.

A business client