Why Capsticks?

As a GP or Practice Manager, you’re not just providing medical care, you’re running a business.

As legal specialists acting for GPs across the country, we’re experts at understanding the commercial challenges you face. We know you’ve got to keep on top of medical advances, regulatory changes and patient demand - and still find time to manage property, partnerships, super-partnerships and all types of collaboration: from informal alliances through to full practice mergers.

We understand commissioning arrangements, funding, policy and primary care contracting better than any other law firm. This allows our specialist team to quickly provide practical, cost effective solutions that let you focus on your patients, staff and business.

Proud to be a Primary Care Direct Member

Capsticks is proud to be a consortium member of Primary Care Direct, which provides essential support to GP practices via a consortium of professional services member organisations.

Providing a “one-stop shop” to GP Practices, Federations and Pharmacies, Primary Care Direct offers support in a wide range of areas such as Business Management, Finance, Employment Law, Tender Management, Workforce Development, Change Management, HR and Organisational Development.

For more information please visit www.primarycaredirect.co.uk

Keeping you one step ahead
We have extensive sector experience which provides the firm with a unique perspective and insight into the legal and business concerns of medical partnerships.

With a full range of services for GPs, we are a full service solution for all your legal work. No need to hunt around for services on an ad hoc basis. Or rely on non-specialists to learn the basics before offering advice. We’re pro-active with our advice. Whether we’re offering a free seminar on collaboration, or explaining the options for GP surgery developments, we keep our clients one step ahead of market changes.

We hold regular seminar series nationally on issues affecting GPs and Practice Managers. And we collaborate with other specialists to bring cutting-edge events and insights to clients in clear, practical formats.

Key areas we help GPs with include:

  • Managing your partnership

    Robust agreements and contracts are the basis of good governance arrangements in your practice.  We can guide you through all the legal aspects to minimise risks and ensure your partnership arrangements are durable.

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  • Collaboration models

    We will help make sure you’re prepared for every type of collaboration: whether it’s an informal agreement to share back office functions with a neighbouring practice or a full blown merger. We have advised on numerous practice mergers where the practices have transformed primary care delivery under sustainable and profitable business models.

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  • Property

    Through many years of experience our national team of GP property specialists has an unrivalled understanding of the funding regime for GP premises costs.

    We also work closely with professionals in the sector such as specialist surveyors, accountants and funders, and host a national series of seminars and conferences on GP property issues. 

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  • Regulatory

    Our in-depth sector knowledge and experience gives us an unparalleled edge in delivering regulatory advice.

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  • HR advisory and employment law

    We understand that dealing with day to day employee relations can be time consuming. This is why our HR advisory service and national team of employment lawyers can help you with all your employment law and HR queries.

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What our clients say about us
We have had to manage complex property issues on retirement of several GP partners. Lisa Geary and the team at Capsticks have provided us with a very efficient and professional service. We would have no hesitation in using them for future legal work.
Boundary House medical Centre – Legal 500 2018