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There are over 41,000 dentists in the UK, serving some 15 million patients a year. The industry has seen marked growth of corporate practice structures and other more complex business structures, but still maintains a large number of smaller providers.

Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

  • Drafting and negotiating leases on surgery premises nationwide.

  • Advised large dental practices on service occupancy agreements.

  • Advising investment companies on the acquisition of numerous sites for the purpose of developing surgeries.

DJB specialists

  • Andrew Taylor (Partner)

  • Richard Holmes (Partner) 

  • Kate Evans (Associate Director)

  • Gemma Merry (Associate Director)  


Legal issues that may arise

  • Acquisition of suitable premises

  • Lease breaks and surrenders to reduce NHS expenditure

  • Lease renewals and negotiations

  • Rent reviews

  • Service Occupancy Agreements for onsite accommodation

  • AST's

  • Drafting and negotiation of wayleaves including for telecommunications

  • Environmental law including contamination issues

  • Drafting planning obligation provisions for health centres including Section 106 agreements and CIL



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Tel: 0161 669 4800


Tel: 0121 227 9600 


Tel: 01823 279 279


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0330 043 2125


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