Alison Oliver

Alison is a partner in the corporate team focusing mainly on the GP and dental sectors. She joined Hempsons in January 2019. She is based in Newcastle, but works with clients across the country together with GP and dental specialists in our other offices.

Alison helps GP and dental practices and multi-practice healthcare organisations, including GP federations and primary care networks, find practical legal solutions to the unique and complex challenges that they face. Clients value the close personal attention that she gives to each piece of work as well as her in-depth knowledge of the GP and dental sectors.

Alison has particular expertise in partnership and company law, NHS primary care contracts and regulations, healthcare joint ventures, organisational governance, partnership disputes and practice sales, mergers and acquisitions.

Main areas of expertise

  • partnership deeds, network agreements, shareholder and expense sharing agreements
  • incorporating and re-structuring practices, primary care networks and provider organisations
  • GP and dental practice mergers, acquisitions and disposals
  • joint ventures and collaborative working
  • succession arrangements and 24 hour retirement
  • resolution of partner and shareholder disputes prior to litigation

The clients Alison works with

  • GPs
  • dentists & dental bodies corporate
  • primary care networks
  • GP provider organisations/federations
  • private healthcare providers
  • local dental and medical committees


  • Legal Practice Course with distinction (2005)
  • Postgraduate diploma in law with distinction (2002)
  • BA (Hons) Social Administration (1988)

Professional memberships

  • The Law Society

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  • Ash Dental Practice 2020
    “An exceptional service from start to completion. Alison was available anytime on the phone and I genuinely did not have to leave an answerphone message once. Hempsons know the dental business inside out and I have no hesitation recommending them to handle your practice sale. The fees are also very reasonable compared to their competitors.”