Sydney Mitchell’s team of specialist healthcare lawyers has wide ranging experience of the legal issues facing dental practices. Typically these issues relate in the following, often overlapping areas

Business Issues

  • Practice sales and purchases
  • Setting up a squat
  • Expense sharing and partnership agreements
  • Practice incorporation and shareholders' agreements
  • Associate contracts
  • Contracts for services with dental hygienists
  • Contracts of employment for support staff
  • General employment law issues
  • Binding out / non-competition provisions
  • Commercial agreements and supplier contracts

Property issues

  • Purchase of freehold premises
  • Grant of leases for rented premises
  • Occupation of premises owned by one or some of the partners in a practice


  • Granting security to lenders
  • Inheritance planning
  • Options linked to insurance policies to enable a deceased colleague's interest in a practice to be bought out


  • NHS contract and procedure for its transfer on a sale
  • Care Quality Commission
  • Information governance

These are complex matters with serious consequences which can prejudice the future financial and business integrity of the practice if not expertly handled. The Sydney Mitchell Healthcare team is well versed in dealing with such matters and we regularly collaborate with client's other professional advisers to acheive the desired outcome.

Please contact our specialist lawyers for our assistance on any of these issues.


For further information and assistance on how Sydney Mitchell can help you contact the team by either calling the telephone number above or filling out our online contact form.


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