- Corporate, Commercial
- 020 7484 7648
We offer a full legal service to consultants and other clinicians in private practice, helping to navigate the ever more complex legal and regulatory issues involved in running and developing a private medical practice.
Our Corporate Commercial team combines commercial and contracting expertise with an in depth knowledge of the healthcare sector.
We provide support in the following areas:
- Regulatory and indemnity matters
- Establishing LLPs and joint ventures including members’ agreements and fee structures
- Negotiating contracts including services agreements and franchise agreements with hospitals, NHS commissioners and other customers
- Compliance with data law including GDPR
- Customer facing materials – e.g. patient terms and conditions
- Negotiation with PMIs
- Premises arrangements and practising privileges agreements
- Dispute resolution and litigation
- Employment law issues
- Investments and funding
Our aim is always to give clear and straightforward legal advice allowing you to concentrate on running your private healthcare business.
Please see below articles from our partnership with the Independent Practitioner Today, aimed at helping new healthcare businesses avoid potential issues they may face in different areas such as employment, IP and website ownership.
- The importance of warranties
- The attitude towards Litigants in Person: An end to latitude?
- Keep it legal – informed consent
- Seven good reasons to make a Will
- Record keeping
- Intellectual Property and Health Tech – potential pitfalls
- Terms and Conditions Apply – The rolling contract
- Lease Negotiations – Tips and Traps
- Possible Legal and Regulatory Developments following the Bawa-Garba Case
- What’s new in employment law – September 2018
- How best to manage your lawyer – July 2018
- How to avoid a GMC referral – June 2018
- Private Practitioner’s premises – what are the options? – May 2018
- Consultant’s collaborative working arrangements – April 2018
- Is your private practice ready for GDPR – March 2018
- Poor performance and misconduct – navigating the minefield – February 2018
- Indemnity cover – what you need to know – December 2017
- Revalidation – a trap for the unwary? – November 2017
- Fitness to Practice – October 2017
- Look to the future – healthcare start ups – round-up – September 2017
- Generating revenue from IP – July 2017
- Online healthcare businesses – the data protection issues – June 2017
- Online prescribing is no panacea – the pitfalls and perils of prescribing medication online – May 2017
- Mind your Ts & Cs – the biggest lie on the internet? – April 2017
- Get brand protection – key intellectual property rights – March 2017
- Don’t get snared in your own web – it’s your website – but do you own and control it? – February 2017
- Employing doctors – setting up a business – December 2016
- Health startups: new healthcare businesses in the age of the smartphone and gig economy – November 2016
- Your staff’s rights after Brexit – October 2016
- Keep your data safe – your obligations as a practice owner – September 2016
- What does vicarious liability mean in practice? – July 2016
- Brand new business – staying smart – how to protect your brand – June 2016
- Reasonable adjustments to sickness absence procedures – May 2016
- Protecting your goodwill – April 2016
- To be or not to be – a member of an LLP – March 2016
- Apps and traps: the regulation of software and apps used in healthcare – February 2016
- Sexual harassment article – December 2015
- The threat in a letter of claim – November 2015
- Guide to buying/selling a private practice – October 2015
- Unfair dismissal article – September 2015
- Clinician incentives – July 2015
- A change to informed consent – June 2015
We are delighted to announce that Hempsons has been shortlisted for its Partnership work in the Legal 500 Awards 2020.
Niloo Bozorgi explores the additional challenges of defending a claim when the patient is not legally represented and hopes that the courts may be becoming a little less lenient towards such litigants.
When independent practitioners are buying or selling a business, half of the agreement for the sale will be a schedule of warranties. If you are prepared to answer them before you go to market, the higher the value your business is likely to be, because each warranty you cannot confirm, is money off the price.
Niloo Bozorgi looks at the costs of clinical negligence claims for independent practitioners and upcoming changes that will affect them.
“They are at the top of the tree. There’s nothing in the medical partnership world they don’t know about.”