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Corporate Healthcare

Wake Smith Solicitors has provided practical and commercial advice to members of the medical profession for over 30 years, predominantly to owner-managed businesses. The firm has an approachable, friendly and knowledgeable specialist team of healthcare solicitors with experience spanning commercial advice, property advice, dispute resolution and employment which allows the team to provide comprehensive “joined up” advice.

Healthcare is one of the most dynamic sectors in the UK and is constantly responding to the needs of a population living ever longer in addition to responding to an ever changing regulatory landscape including the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the Care Quality Commission.

The healthcare team offers bespoke advice to GPs, dentists, pharmacists, opticians, nursing and care home operators, senior management, public and private sector organisations working within the healthcare industry, not for profit organisations working within the healthcare sector and to organisations providing equipment and services to the healthcare sector.

Our areas of advice include:

  • Partnership issues, formation of healthcare companies and joint ventures
  • CQC and other regulatory issues
  • Sale and purchase of practices including GP practices, dental practices (including dental bodies corporate), pharmacies and care and nursing homes
  • Deeds of retirement and appointment of new partners
  • Corporate finance (all elements of loan and facility agreements and security issues)
  • Conversion into a limited liability partnership/limited company
  • Commercial advice on contracts and negotiating contracts
  • Employment law and HR issues
  • Dispute resolution
  • Property advice including property acquisitions and sales, refinancing, extensions and alterations, building and construction projects
  • Wealth management for healthcare professionals
  • Inquest advice

Healthcare Team

Holly Dobson

John Baddeley

Duncan Shepherd
Director and Head of Company Commercial

Our Clients Say

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Dr AD Gamo, Croft House Dental Practice, Rotherham
Ray Boulger, STEPS Rehabilitation, Sheffield

"I wanted to open a dental practice but knew little about how to make it happen. Lisa and her team at Wake Smith explained all the processes from funding, purchasing premises and transfer of goodwill to NHS contract transfer and CQC registration, and guided me through every stage. Wake Smith's joined up approach provided valuable advice on every element of corporate and regulatory, commercial property and employment law. Highly recommended."

Dr AD Gamo, Croft House Dental Practice, Rotherham

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Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sheffield Head Office - City Centre
No1 Velocity
2 Tenter Street
S1 4BY
Tel: 0114 266 6660
Fax: 0114 267 1253
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DX: 10534 Sheffield 1


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There is a large public carpark operated by NCP underneath our office building, the entrance to which is located on Solly St.

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