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What Ross can do for you
Ross is a partner and head of our corporate team and, as such, he advises on a wide range of corporate finance transactions, predominately in the health and social care sectors.
His main focus at present is on GPs and dentists.
For GPs, Ross is helping clinical commissioning groups on the key issues they face in moving towards authorisation under the Health and Social Care Act. Ross is also assisting GPs as providers, particularly on the formation of provider vehicles, joint ventures with private sector organisations and practice acquisitions and mergers.
For dentists, Ross specialises in the sale, purchase and incorporation of dental and orthodontic practices, knows the underlying GDS and PDS regulations that are instrumental in structuring a sale or purchase of an NHS dental or orthodontic practice, has devised an innovative structure for the transfer of GDS contracts and deals with the CQC requirements and guidance in relation to practice sales.
Main areas of expertise
- Clinical commissioning groups and the Health and Social Care Act
- GP federations
- Sale and purchase of dental practices and dental body corporates
- Joint ventures between public and private organisations
- Corporate finance (all aspects of loan and facility agreements and associated security documentation)
- Corporate governance including, in particular, directors’ duties
- Director and board disputes
The clients he works with
- GPs, clinical commissioning groups (including Pathfinders) and GP federations
- Dentists, orthodontists and dental consolidators
- NHS foundation trusts
- Private sector companies and organisations (national and international) involved in healthcare
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