Legal advice for veterinary practices

We have a team of lawyers who are experienced in acting for veterinary practices and who know how to resolve day to day issues around running your business.

Expert advice for your practice

Whether you need help with a partnership, property or staffing issue, we apply our skills and experience to your unique situation to enable you to achieve your objectives.

We endeavor to take the worry out of these legal issues as much as possible so that you can focus on looking after the animals in your care.

The advice we can offer to Veterinary Practices includes the following:

  • Practice structure and re-structuring

    Whether you are operating as a partnership, limited company or LLP or are looking to incorporate your business, choosing the right structure is essential for the success of your business. Our healthcare team is used to working alongside your tax advisers to draft the documents to structure or re-structure your business to suit your practice’s individual needs.

  • Admission, retirement and expulsion of partners

    When partners join, leave or retire, it needs to be on terms that protect your practice from risk. Our healthcare experts can make sure that your partnership agreement allows for these changes – and vary it when new circumstances arise.

  • Commercial property and construction advice

    Our healthcare lawyers can advise you on all aspects of property acquisition and leasing as well as refurbishment and development, from the planning stage right through to implementation.

  • Disputes

    Disputes can often arise and become a drain on already stretched management time and resources. Our specialist healthcare dispute lawyers can help to alleviate pressures by efficiently managing and resolving any commercial dispute that arises, and keeping to a minimum any damage to reputation or relationships. We work across the board from partnership disputes to landlord and tenant disputes with the aim to provide sensible solutions based on a wide range of experience.

  • Employment and HR

    Our healthcare employment lawyers are adept at dealing with difficult situations. We have a wealth of experience representing both employers and employees and are skilled at finding creative yet practical solutions to tricky employment law problems.

recent examples of work


Acting for a group of vets selling their company to a national corporate including the disposals of three surgeries for circa £2M.


Acting for a partnership in Hampshire which was incorporating its practice as a limited company.


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