Surgery Ownership

Practice Area Specialist:


Mark Coupe

Mark heads up our Lease Extensions and Enfranchisement team acting for tenants who are extending their leases or grouping together to buy their freehold as well as for landlords.

Mark also acts for GP practices and for dentists who are buying and selling practices. He has a wealth of experience of all aspects of commercial property work and assists both private individuals and companies whether they are buying, selling or leasing commercial property.

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

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.