When John Grant and Ray Goodman started acting for dentists over twenty-five years ago, the volume of regulation that the dental profession was subject to meant that advice which was “sector specific”, in a dental sale or purchase, was no more than 10%.
If you knew the phrase “FP17” and how, convention had it, that fees for a partially completed dentures were split, then that was pretty much all you needed to know. Life was far simpler in those days!
Then came the 2006 NHS contract, followed only a few months later, by the changes to the Dentists Act which allowed, for the first time, non-dentists to own dental practices in unlimited numbers.
Then, of course, there was CQC and the interaction between CQC and the NHS.
Now we have new GDC regulations, and the prospect of yet another new NHS contract.
The consequence of this is that in any dentally related matter, between 70% and 80% of the advice given is specific to the dental profession.
Therefore, unless you engage experienced specialist lawyers, the chances are that you will receive the wrong advice and the consequences of which could be horrendous and extremely costly to you.
Our services for dentists include:
- Employment, Associates and Disputes
- Expense Share, Partnership, Shareholder and LLP Agreements
- Practice Sales and Purchases
- Regulatory Issues
- 24-Hour Retirement
- NHS Contracts
- Fitness to Practice