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Medical Practices

GP practices can be faced with a range of business challenges – such as bringing in new partners or introducing salaried GPs, dealing with partnership disputes, entering into new property arrangements, or addressing employment-related issues.

How can Thorntons help?

At Thorntons we understand the issues facing the GP profession, and our experienced Medical Team are on hand to provide expert legal advice, tailored to each GP practice’s individual requirements and flexibly delivered to take account of GPs’ busy schedules.

We are one of the leading providers of specialist legal advice to GP practices across Scotland and our team of lawyers and advisers includes a member of the National Association of Specialist Solicitors Advising Doctors (NASSAD). We can advise you on:

  • Partnership agreements (including the introduction of probationary partners)
  • Partnership disputes and restructuring
  • Buying, selling and leasing premises
  • Employment contracts
  • Regulatory or disciplinary issues
  • Performance management
  • HR services
  • Retirement planning
  • Succession and trust planning
  • Visa, immigration and sponsorship


If you require other specialist advice for your practice, such as on finance or property, we also have a wide range of contacts who could help, including accountants who specialise in advising GP practices, members of the bank healthcare teams and specialist GP practice property valuers.

We provide our advice and guidance to fit in with you. We understand that GPs are often working to very busy schedules, so we are happy to provide advice out of hours or at weekends at the time and place to suit you. 

Our team appreciate and understand the specific demands and issues affecting GPs. We attend conferences for GPs and Practice Managers, presenting on the relevant legal areas for GP practices, and regularly write for the professional press on the key issues.


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