Partnership Agreements

Practice Area Specialist:

Kevin Stillwell

Acting for more than 350 doctors’ practices in addition to individual GPs, Kevin can draw on extensive practical experience in addressing issues faced by GP clients.

With his detailed knowledge of general medical practice Kevin is able to offer cost effective advice to general medical practitioners, especially in the areas of Partnership Agreements (formation and structuring), admissions and retirements, surgery relocation, leasing and building schemes, inter-partner disputes, practice mergers and federations.

With over 25 years in-depth experience advising GP practices and client base of over 350 Doctors’ practices, the Chambers Directory recommends Stillwells as “leaders in the field”. We are also a founding member of the National Association of Specialist Solicitors advising Solicitors (NASSAD).

In an area that has many idiosyncrasies, with our specialist understanding of the law relating to the medical profession, we help clients avoid many of the pitfalls that a non-specialist lawyer would not be aware of. This results in a better outcome for clients and good value for money. Failure to put a new or updated Partnership Deed in place when admitted can leave partnerships in a perilous legal position. Stillwells can help you avoid this by advising on all matters relating to new Partnership Deeds and updating existing Partnership Deeds, including more complex issues such as managing members whom become disruptive or a threat to a practice.

Hannah Lawton

Practice Area Specialist:

Hannah Lawton

Hannah joined the firm in 2018 to become a member of the Doctors’ Partnerships team.

Hannah qualified as a solicitor in 2017 having previously concentrated on property transactions. She is experienced in handling matters such as leasehold and freehold transactions, remortgages and transfers of equity. One of Hannah’s key strengths is her skill in research. This enables her to remain up to date with current changes in legislation, and NHS policies, which can affect health care professionals and their businesses. She is committed to ensuring that her clients receive a professional, yet friendly, service so that the best possible outcomes can be achieved.