Why Capsticks?

We act for a wide spectrum of healthcare organisations across the country so  we understand the commercial challenges that our clients face. This combined with our team’s in-depth sector knowledge means we have unparalleled expertise in delivering strategic and practical legal advice on a wide range of issues affecting your pharmacy business.

Keeping you one step ahead
We have extensive healthcare experience which provides the firm with a unique perspective and insight into the legal and commercial concerns of pharmacy businesses.

We can provide your pharmacy with a full range of legal solutions so there’s 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.

Key areas we help Pharmacists with include:

  • Buying and selling a pharmacy business

    Buying or selling a pharmacy is different from buying and selling any other business. You will need to navigate a complex regulatory framework whilst ensuring the proper transfer of the NHS Contract and compliance with the regulatory requirements of owning a pharmacy. Whether you are looking to undertake a share sale / purchase or asset sale / purchase, we will combine our expertise in healthcare legislation with our extensive commercial knowledge and understanding of regulatory compliance issues to guide you throughout the entire process.

    Our areas of expertise include:

    • Assisting with the due diligence process
    • Transfer of the NHS Contract and advising on the regulatory issues
    • Negotiating a Business Transfer Agreement or Share Purchase Agreement and associated documentation
    • Transfer of staff
    • Dealing with the pharmacy premises
  • Premises

    Premises are a vital asset for any pharmacy business so it is essential to receive specialist advice. Capsticks has the largest dedicated healthcare property team in the country.  The team acts for all types of public and private providers of healthcare services in England and Wales, including pharmacists. We advise on all types of property work which are relevant to your business, including sales and leasebacks, grants of leases to third party occupiers, freehold purchases and all types of landlord and tenant law.

    Our areas of expertise include:

    • Freehold property transfers on purchase / sale of a pharmacy business
    • Grant of new lease or assignment of lease on purchase / sale of a pharmacy business
    • Negotiating agreements for leases and new leases on set up of a pharmacy
    • Banking and finance documentation
    • Grant of leases or licences to third party occupies
  • HR advisory and employment law
    HR advisory

    We understand that dealing with day to day employee relations can be time consuming. Our HR specialists support buisnesses reduce sickness absence, conduct investigations and can support you through change management programmes.  Because our HR advisory service is embedded in a law firm, we provide joined-up solutions that incorporate human resources best practice and employment law compliance.

    Employment law

    We can deal with all your employment law queries, including reviewing employment contracts, policies and procedures, the application of TUPE on business sales and acquisitions. We can also provide advice on disciplinary and redundancy procedures. We also offer ‘CapFix’, a flexible HR support package for practices at fixed, competitive monthly rates.

    Our areas of expertise include:

    • Reviewing Employment Contracts and procedures
    • Application of TUPE on buying / selling a pharmacy business
    • Advising on disciplinary and redundancy procedures
    • Negotiating settlement agreements
    • Assisting with Employment Tribunal procedures
  • Disputes

    In the event of a dispute, our dispute resolution team will advise and support you throughout the whole process, including through options like mediation and other dispute resolution processes, to help you resolve your dispute without resorting to expensive litigation, if at all possible. If litigation is unavoidable, our team is experienced in handling court hearings at all levels.

    Our areas of expertise include:

    • Property related litigation including landlord and tenant disputes
    • Resolving company and related disputes
    • Assisting with mediation, adjudication, arbitration and Court proceedings
    • Supplier disputes
    • Health and safety liability
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