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.

With limited liability the owners of the business are not personally liable for the debts of the company, as long as they operate the practice appropriately and comply with all applicable legislation.

An incorporation involves the sale/transfer of your dental practice, including all the equipment, goodwill and property (if appropriate) to a new legal entity, a limited company set up to provide dental services.

The day to day running, management and workings of the practice remain unchanged but the business structure is now likely to be more advantageous to the owners.

It is a complex area of law and the considerations are vast, ranging from tax implications, valuation of the practice to employment contracts and TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment Regulations 2006). Also things can get particularly complex if the practice is an NHS practice.

How Can We Help

The advantage of dealing with Else Solicitors is that we have a specialist dental law team which understands dental practices inside out and we also have a wealth of experience in all of the issues surrounding incorporation. We can liaise with all of your other advisers such as your accountant and financial adviser to ensure everything is handled efficiently, effectively and so as to ensure you get the most benefit out of incorporation.

To speak to a member of the dental law team about incorporating your dental practice, please call 01283 526200, alternatively you can send us a message and one our specialist solicitors will be in touch.

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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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.