There are over 7,500 doctors' surgeries in the UK, handling over 1 million appointments every day. Over 90% of all contact with the NHS occurs in general practice.

Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

  • Drafting and negotiating leases on surgery premises nationwide.

  • Advised large doctors' surgeries on Service Occupancy Agreements.

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

  • Advised on the development of seven surgeries for the NHS.  

DJB specialists

  • Philippa Hipwell (Partner) 

  • Kate Evans (Associate Director)

  • Gemma Merry (Associate Director)


Legal issues that may arise

  • Acquisitions 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 telecommunications

  • Environmental law including contamination issues

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

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