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.

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.