Healthcare Sector

Within the healthcare sector Saracens has developed a wealth of expertise and knowledge. The team have advised on the sale and acquisition of dental practices, medical practices, nursing homes and nurseries as well as the ins and outs of the legal framework which govern the healthcare sector

Dental Practices

When looking to either purchase or sell a dental practice we cannot stress enough the importance of engaging commercial solicitors with specific experience in healthcare and the dental industry. Understanding the specifics with regards business assets / dental equipment, UDAs, restrictions in transferring GDC contracts and the peculiarities with a PCT are just a handful of the many issues that may arise distinct to this industry. We have extensive experience representing dentists and are recognised by many in the industry for our know-how and expertise.

Medical Practices

Saracens has a wealth of experience in advising medical practitioners who are operating or setting up a general practice (GP) on the formation and structure that should be adopted. We can draft a partnership agreement which suits your specific circumstances as to the day to day operation of the practice and financial contribution of the parties. We are also experienced in acting for doctors in front of the general medical council (GMC) and defending doctors against claims of negligence and misconduct. We understand the significance of such actions to your professional career and take a diligent approach to advising and representing you in these matters.


At Saracens we understand that working in the childcare and education sector can be challenging given the complexities of public spending, consultations and national strategies. We are specialists in providing guidance on buying, selling and re-developing nurseries. We also have expertise in assisting with the day-to-day management and operational issues involved in running a nursery, such as advising on health and safety and Ofsted regulatory issues. Our experienced advisors can ensure that the process of acquiring and / or running your nursery is hassle free.

Nursing Homes

Our commercial team are able to assist in the sale, purchase and lease of residential care homes, nursing homes and mental nursing homes registered under the Care Standards Act 2000. There are likely to be a variety of issues to address in the transaction such as residents’ contracts, commercial and supplier contracts and planning consideration. We have the expertise to ensure that all these issues are properly considered. Our solicitors will also ensure that all advice and guidance complies with UK healthcare regulations.


Pharmacy businesses are heavily regulated. At Saracens we understand that there are a myriad of rules and regulations which affect the services offered by pharmacies, the premises from which pharmacies operate and the people responsible for managing the business. We can provide professional legal advice from specialist lawyers who will consider all aspects of the transaction and will enable you to maintain a competitive edge over rival businesses.


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