Harrison Clark Rickerbys handle £18.5 million of dental deals
PUBLISHED: 14:57 11 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:57 11 December 2017
The health and social care team at Harrison Clark Rickerbys, with dental specialist Clare Emery in the lead on the deals, has advised on sales across the country, from Liverpool to Hertfordshire and from the south coast to Sheffield
The gold is not just in the fillings – sales of dental practices worth £18.5m have been handled by Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ health and social care team in the last two months.
The team, with dental specialist Clare Emery in the lead on the deals, has advised on sales across the country, from Liverpool to Hertfordshire and from the south coast to Sheffield.
Clare said: “The sector is very busy at the moment – corporates are buying up sole practitioners, tying them in for a few years to maintain the goodwill and then everyone moves on. Dentists who have built up their practices over many years are taking the opportunities available to them.
“Of course, everyone needs dentists, and it’s much harder now to get onto an NHS dentist’s list than it used to be, so demand is buoyant.”
One of the major factors in the team’s success is their ability to draw on other specialists within the firm to advise on specific issues for each client – employment considerations, property or planning problems and banking or finance issues.
Clare said: “We work hard to deliver what our clients need, and the fact that we can give them an all-round service is a real advantage. Our experience in the sector also helps – we can flag up issues which might not have occurred to them.”
Led by Charlotte Thornton-Smith, the team recently reached the final of the LaingBuisson awards as private healthcare advisor, and won an M and A award earlier in the year.
Harrison Clark Rickerbys has 450 staff and partners based at offices in Worcester, Cheltenham, the Wye Valley, Hereford, London, Birmingham and the Thames Valley, who provide a complete spectrum of legal services to both business and private clients, regionally and nationwide. The firm also has a number of highly successful teams specialising in individual market sectors, including health and social care, education, advanced manufacturing, agricultural and rural affairs, defence, security and the forces, and construction.