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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 experience in this field, Stillwells has extensive knowledge of the workings of NHS primary care and has advised many GPs on the merger of practices including multiple mergers. We pride ourselves on taking a pragmatic and commercial approach, ensuring the process runs as smoothly as possible.

Stillwells is able to provide the following services:

  • Advising GP practices in relation to the terms of a merger with other practices and formulating new Partnership Agreements to regulate the merged practice
  • Appraising and analysing freehold and leasehold surgeries belonging to the merger parties to be incorporated in the new partnership

Typical issues where we are able to offer professional guidance include the integration of existing mortgages and premises funding. We can also provide guidance on more complex issues such as the adaption of existing partnerships to reflect the culture of a new 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.