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Surgery Ownership

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 of experience and a client base of more than 350 Doctors’ practices to our name, Stillwells has extensive experience in advising on various surgery ownership structures. It is crucial that surgery ownership arrangements amongst Partners are documented properly to avoid issues further down the line.

Stillwells can help doctors on all matters relating to arrangements between Partners in this area, including:

  • Whether the surgery should be an asset or a personal asset of the Partners
  • Whether rights of occupation and ownership should be governed by a Partnership Deed/Trust document
  • Whether mortgage finance should be borrowed collectively or individually
  • The valuation bases
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.