Tony Harris

Health Care

Tel: 0121 746 3300

About Tony Harris

Tony gives both commercial and legal advice to organisations, businesses and individuals, resulting in the best, most cost-effective, and quickest solutions for them.

Client sectors:

  • Individuals
  • Partnerships
  • Limited liability partnerships
  • Limited companies
  • Groups of GP surgeries
  • Dental practices
  • Podiatrists
  • Chiropodists
  • Sole traders

Health Care advice includes:

  • Construction and completion of new Primary Care Centres for GPs and Pharmacies, whether Developers or Doctor led developments
  • Commissioning and Providing Agreements for groupings of GPs
  • Negotiating with Care Trusts, agreements with groupings of Surgeons for the provision of operations, both in the public and private sectors.
  • Transfer of doctors' surgeries and patient lists

Commercial Property advice.
Tony specialises in all types of commercial property transactions. He deals particularly with transactions from greenfield site through to obtaining detailed planning consent, funding, construction through to Practical Completion (when signed off by the architect and keys are obtained.) of the construction of new buildings. He also gives advice on:

  • Purchase, sale and leasing
  • Refinancing

Recent Cases

Tony was involved with the setting up of a "From 8 'til late" Health Clinic in the grounds of Solihull hospital, which was built, commissioned and opened in three months. These new clinics enable patients to be seen by a GP without an appointment.

What our clients say

"Tony has made what was a potentially very difficult situation, a lot easier. He has given me piece of mind and I am very grateful."
Dr K Marlow

"Riverside Medical Practice approached Tony Harris a couple of years ago, following a recommendation from another General Practice, to act on behalf of the Practice in our attempts to provide new surgery premises in Shrewsbury.
In the subsequent months, he has worked diligently on our behalf in a proactive and professional way, negotiating with both our Developer and with Shropshire Primary Care Trust. His legal knowledge as well as his commercial expertise has proved invaluable at this time."
Dr M C Lovett (Partner) and Mr M J Cousins (Practice Manager), Riverside Medical Practice.

"I am a recently retired single-handed GP following some 2 years of complex bureaucratic wrangling resulting from my wishing to sell my surgery building and retire with the least upheaval in terms of continuing care for my patients and ongoing employment for my staff.

"This would have been frankly impossible (working 12 hour days and in the surgery every weekend dealing with paperwork) without the expert assistance of Tony Harris who negotiated on my behalf with neighbouring GP practices, the Local Medical Committee and NHS England as well as dealing with the conveyancing of the sale of the surgery building.

"Many unexpected difficulties arose and had to be overcome. Throughout Tony clearly explained due processes, gave clear and concise advice and was clearly acting in my best interests at all times. He was mindful of costs of his services and kept expensive meetings to a minimum but was notably articulate, incisive and effective in those meetings that were necessary.

"I have no hesitation in recommending his services to others who need this kind of professional support. "
Dr Nicolas T Ford




Career History

2009 - joined Sydney Mitchell.
Harris, Cooper, Walsh, 27 years, founder.
Tony has been a qualified Solicitor for 30 plus years.

Conferences and Seminars

Tony has spoken at a number of events, including one entitled, "The future of the NHS from a GP's perspective" and another that discussed company formations and Limited Liability partnerships. Both were aimed at Doctors and were held in central Birmingham.


LLB (Hons) Birmingham University


French (bilingual)

Memberships and Offices held

  • Formerly a non-executive director of Solihull Health Authority
  • Birmingham Law Society
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing

Interests and Hobbies

Tony is an active member of Rotary International. He has travelled to Romania on many occasions, visiting orphanages and distributing shoe boxes of equipment to children. Tony has also helped in schools and impoverished villages in Transylvania.

UK Top Tier Firm 2017 Lexcel Practice Management Standard Birmingham Law Firm of the Year for 2011 Resolution Collaborative Family Lawyer The Law Society Accredited in Family Law Conveyancing Quality Scheme