As legal specialists acting for healthcare organisations across the country, we’re experienced at understanding the commercial challenges dentists and dental practitioners face.
Our expert team has in-depth knowledge of primary care and this gives us an unparalleled edge in delivering strategic and practical legal advice on a wide range of issues affecting your dental practice, whether private or NHS.

How can Capsticks help?

  • Commercial and contracts

    Buying or selling a dental practice 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 requirements of the CQC. We will combine our expertise in healthcare legislation with our extensive commercial knowledge and understanding of CQC procedures to guide you throughout the entire process.

  • Corporate

    Incorporation of dental practices (in particular private practices) has become increasingly popular over the past few years. This is another complex area and you need specialist lawyers who genuinely understand these complexities, and how to work around them. We will work with your accountant and assist in transferring your practice to a limited company, as well as advising on all of the legal aspects associated with the incorporation.

  • Employment and pensions

    We can deal with all your employment law queries, including reviewing employment contracts, policies and procedures, the application of TUPE on practice sales and acquisitions. We can also provide advice on disciplinary and redundancy procedures. Our HR specialists support practices reduce sickness absence, conduct investigations and can support you through change management programmes.

  • Governance

    We have wide experience in the preparation of expense sharing agreements and new partnership deeds. These need to be robust and up to date to support the good governance and subsequent stability of your business.

  • Information law

    Our information law team work with dentists nationwide to ensure the safe and effective use of sensitive information about patients and staff, helping you build and maintain trust in your practice. We pride ourselves on a user-friendly, accessible, practical and solutions-focussed service for dental practitioners.

  • Litigation

    In the event of a dispute, our dispute resolution team will advise and support you throughout the whole process, including providing a comprehensive mediation service 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, and will always consider the implications of your contractual relationship with NHS England.

  • Real estate

    As premises are typically the largest asset of any dental practice, it is essential to receive specialist advice. Capsticks has a large, national specialist healthcare property team which acts for all types of public and private providers of healthcare services in England and Wales, including dentists. We advise on all types of property work, including sales and leasebacks, grants of leases to third party occupiers within the practice, freehold purchases and all types of landlord and tenant law.

  • Regulatory

    We can provide advice in relation to CQC inspections, including providing vital training sessions prior to inspection and, if necessary, assistance in challenging erroneous findings afterwards. We know how important a good rating is and have unrivalled experience in supporting providers of health and social care with these issues and a proven track record in delivering successful outcomes in relation to CQC inspection.

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