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Surgery Re-location & Development

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.

Stillwells has significant and extensive experience of surgery development by practices for their own occupation and by developers from whom practices will lease accommodation. We also have a detailed knowledge of the idiosyncracies and complexities unique to Primary Care occupation.

We are able to advise clients on:

  • Construction agreements
  •  Collateral warranties
  • Leases
  • Mortgages

Typical issues we help clients with include:

  • Linking rent to reimbursement payable to practices by NHS England
  • Provisions unique to GP practices permitting freedom of transfer of a lease when there are changes in the constitution of the partnership
  • Raising awareness to tenants of their personal liabilities

We are also able to advise on more complex matters such as where there are multiple occupations of two or more practices leasing space in a new development including pharmacy tenants.

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.