Leading lawyers for general practice

Our primary care team

We have a team of around 20 specialist solicitors providing expert advice to GPs, partnerships, federations, provider organisations and primary care networks on a day-to-day basis.

We advise over 350 GP practices and more than 150 primary care provider organisations and networks, helping them meet the demands and challenges of a rapidly changing environment with the integration of primary, secondary, social and mental health care.

Our work covers partnership issues, employment matters, contracts and joint ventures, setting up PCNs and companies and all property related matters from re-finance and funding agreements to new surgery developments.

“When we had problems, solutions were simple and clear, demonstrating not just a great understanding of the legal framework underpinning traditional GP partnerships, but the ability to evolve these alongside the new models of care for the NHS of the future.”

Chair, Our Health Partnership Board

Our expertise

  • NHS pensions regulations
  • contracting and subcontracting
  • property ownership, leases, transfers and developments
  • ICSs, ICPs and ICBs
  • partnership agreements and declarations of trust
  • primary care network governance and contracting
  • practice mergers, acquisitions and incorporations
  • partnership disputes
  • funding agreements (including NHS, CIL, s.106 and bank funding)
  • employment (including TUPE and staff sharing)
  • premises costs directions
  • CQC requirements and other regulatory matters
  • succession arrangements for retiring partners/principals
  • GMS, PMS & APMS regulations
  • 24-hour retirement
  • performers list issues
  • collaboration, integration and joint venture arrangements
  • provider company structure and governance

Our approach

Let’s start with a confidential, no cost chat. If you need further support, we will provide you with a detailed scope of work and a reasoned estimate of costs or fixed fee and a realistic timescale for you to consider and accept before you are committed.

Training sessions and workshops

We provide training and workshops on strategic issues.

Our sessions include:

  • Partnership training (including new partner training)
  • Incorporation of practices and networks
  • Practice mergers, acquisitions and super partnerships
  • Managing risk and liability
  • Organisational and leadership development
  • The future of general practice
  • Networks and collaborative working
  • Property ownership
  • Clinical director and board training

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We provide a legal helpline offering an initial confidential telephone conversation to discuss any of these issues.

Dial 020 7839 0278 and ask for the GP advice line for ten minutes’ free preliminary advice from a solicitor, or please contact:

Ross Clark

Partner
r.clark@hempsons.co.uk

Justin Cumberlege

Partner
j.cumberlege@hempsons.co.uk

“The firm’s strength is in its depth of knowledge of medical practice and the size of the team behind its individual lawyers. The advice given to us was well thought through, understandable and adjusted for our needs.”

Chambers UK

You can download this brochure as a PDF here.