lawyers4dentists is a legal firm who understands dentistry. We provide painless, polished, professional legal services from specialist dental experts who understand your business.
lawyers4dentists is regulated by the Ministry of Justice in respect of regulated claims management activities.
A respected name within dentistry, lawyers4dentists will work closely with dental practices to provide a professional service ranging from providing advice and assistance in relation to sales and acquisitions of dental practices, incorporation, disputes within practices concerning employment, partnership or corporate aspects, and representing clients with GDC and CQC investigations.
lawyers4dentists work closely with all their sister companies in the 4dentists group, providing a seamless one stop service where the close working relationship and the shared expertise of the group benefits dentists and minimises the costs incurred.
Sunil Abeyewickreme is a leading dental lawyer with an enviable success record. He was called to the Bar in 2004 and has held the position of Senior Legal Adviser to the British Dental Association for a period of 4 years during immense change for the dental profession between 2004 and 2008. In 2010, he became Partner in a national law firm and later was responsible for leading the Dental Healthcare Team in an international law firm. Sunil has acted for numerous practitioners in a variety of situations.
Sunil appeared before the National Co-operation and Competition Panel in its first appeal on 21 September 2010. The case concerned the procurement of NHS dentistry. Sunil is currently instructed to challenge NHS England on its national incorporation policy for dental contracts. In addition Sunil regularly acts for registrants before the General Dental Council. Sunil acts in disputes for parties within the practice whether it be within an employment perspective or amongst the partnership or pertaining to the corporate entity.
Before reading law, Sunil had graduated in the medical sciences and this interest in healthcare has continued throughout his legal practice. He has considerable experience in the areas of healthcare and employment. In addition, Sunil is often called upon to advise on public law matters involving the NHS regulations and contracts. His thorough and incisive understanding of the rules and regulations governing the practise and business of dentistry is often called upon when advising clients.
Why Choose Us
Richard T Lishman
Group Managing Director of 4dentists Group
Richard spends time educating the dental community lecturing around the UK as well as contributing regularly to the dental press on topics such as the Budget to the latest tax and financial changes. Richard is also a member of the Association of Specialist Providers to Dentists (ASPD).
Sales and acquisition of dental practices
lawyers4dentists provide access to the country's leading dental lawyers who are experienced in acting for buyers and sellers of dental practices. Practices are sold either as an asset purchase or a shares purchase, we can advise along with accountants4dentists how best to structure the deal. Clients range from individual dental practitioners to dental corporates with multiple practices. Our lawyers can deal with any practice, whether it provides NHS dentistry, private or mixed.
Our lawyers have experience in transactions involving sales and acquisitions of all types of practice delivering NHS services whether it be GDS, PDS or pilots, and the various private dental schemes e.g. Denplan, Practice Plan, DPAS or own in-house capitation schemes.
We provide considered advice in terms of due diligence enquiries, CQC registration and compliance with statutory and professional requirements, the premises, and transfer of NHS contracts and staff.
Our fees are always fixed and competitive.
Issues with NHS contracts
lawyers4dentists provide access to the country's leading dental lawyers who are experts on NHS contracts and who have successfully acted for clients in disputes with NHS England.
Our lawyers4dentists have provided representation in the High Court for dental providers in judicial review proceedings concerning the NHS England's national incorporation policy of dental contracts. NHS England subsequently agreed terms with our clients to settle this dispute.
We also are experienced in advising clients where NHS England are seeking to recover funds by clawback when there has been an underperformance of agreed units of dental activity.
Our lawyers have also acted for dentists in procurement disputes concerning NHS contracts.
Whatever issues you have with your NHS contract, call lawyers4dentists for authoritative advice.
HR advice and representation
In dental practices, associates, therapists and hygienists tend to be engaged on a self-employed basis. However, there are risks associated with engaging staff on a self-employed basis, not just from HMRC but also from the staff themselves who may claim that they have employment rights.
lawyers4dentists have experienced lawyers who understand the peculiarities of dental practices and the issues that arise within them and are able to offer HR advice which can be relied upon.
Our lawyers provide advice and support on all aspects of HR management, including disciplinary issues, dismissal and complaints and grievances. We also enforce terms of contracts including restrictive covenants in Court if necessary.
Should a claim be made in the Employment Tribunal, our lawyers have an enviable success record.
Regulatory advice including CQC and Fitness to Practice
lawyers4dentists is reputed to have the country's strongest professional discipline and regulatory dental lawyers ensuring compliance with the voluminous regulations pertaining to dentistry and appropriate defence in respect of an investigation by the GDC, concerning performance failings, clinical failings, misconduct, criminal cautions/convictions and heath matters including drug and alcohol dependency and mental health issues.
lawyers4dentists can advise on registration requirements and compliance with the legislative framework and interpretation of the CQC's and GDC's guidance. We can also provide advice on responding to CQC inspection reports and in respect of any enforcement action being considered by the CQC. We have experience in successfully making submissions to CQC on behalf of dental clients resulting in withdrawal of the CQC's proposals.
Call lawyers4dentists for considered advice at the earliest opportunity.
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Book a free consultation
Book a complimentary initial consultation with one of our specialists, they will provide:
A Growth Questionnaire to outline your needs
Our specialist will then advise and evaluate what is best for you
We will then recommend next steps