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Buying or selling a dental practice and dealing with partnership agreements, expense sharing agreements, employment law and other aspects of practice management, all require the services of a specialist law firm with experience in this niche area.

Else Solicitors has many years of experience in providing expert advice to dentists in all aspects of buying, selling and running dental practices, including the complex laws surrounding GDS and PDS contracts or any capitation schemes which the practice may have in place.

As well as sales and purchases, the dental law team at Else Solicitors is experienced in drafting and advising on partnership law, partnership agreements, expense sharing agreements, associate agreements and employment contracts. We pride ourselves on providing prompt, sound, practical advice and taking the stress out of transactions and the management of your dental practice.

How we can help

We can offer advice and support to individual dentists, partnerships, dental bodies corporate, associates, hygienists, therapists and your practice manager on all aspects of law that relate to dentistry. We will also support your practice in relation to professional and regulatory requirements of the General Dental Council, the Care Quality Commission, the NHS and all other legislation governing the profession. We also support organisations and professional bodies on the rules and regulations governing the profession.

We can offer you a free, one-hour consultation to assess your practice and ensure that you are compliant with all of the legal aspects of running your practice.

GDS Contracts & PDS Agreements

There are currently two types of contract for NHS dentists, the General Dental Services (GDS) contract and the Personal Dental Services (PDS) agreement.
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Incorporating Your Dental Practice

Many dentists choose to incorporate their practice. This means that instead of operating as sole traders or partnerships, the practice is run by a company – a separate legal entity with limited liability.
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Employment Contract & HR Policies

Every practice needs to ensure that its contracts, staff handbooks, policies and procedures are up to date and legally compliant.
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Hygienist & Therapist Contracts

Dentists, their associates and their hygienists should always formalise their working relationship in a written agreement.
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Associate Agreements

If you invite an associate dentist to join your practice – even if they are a friend or colleague you have known over many years – it is important to have a written contract in place.
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Expense Sharing Agreements

Some dentists opt for a formal expense sharing agreement as an alternative to drawing up a traditional partnership.
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Partnership Agreements

Our specialist dental team at Else Solicitors is experienced in all legal aspects of owning, running, managing and working in a dental practice.
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Dental Practices For Sale Or Purchase

The regulatory framework around dentistry means that buying or selling a dental practice is quite different to buying and selling a business of any other type.
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How can we help?

Get in touch.

At Else, we pride ourselves on having experience in dealing with a wide range of specialist services.

Our team always strive to find the most practical, timely, and cost-effective solution for our clients.

We will use the full range of options available to us; from mediation and negotiation to court action at whatever level is appropriate.

To speak to one of our trusted professionals contact us on 01283 526200. Alternatively, you can send us a message and we will get in touch at a time that suits you.