Dental Practices

Whether you are buying or selling your practice, incorporating it, dealing with associates, handling staff issues, entering into expense sharing agreements, agreeing a partnership, or struggling with regulatory or disciplinary issues, you want legal support that can take some of the strain by providing you with practical and implementable solutions.

How can Thorntons help?

Our dental team is one of the leading providers of specialist legal advice to dentists across Scotland. Our clients represent a wide range of practice types and each one can be assured of our in-depth knowledge and understanding of the dental sector.  We have an experienced team of lawyers, and other professional advisers, who can deliver a flexible service specific to each client’s individual needs and requirements.

This, combined with our transparent fee structures, gives clients the expert advice they need, at the time they need it, with the all-important benefit of certainty as to your overall costs.

We regularly attend and present at dental exhibitions and run frequent seminars for dentists on the legal issues affecting their practices. Our team includes the only Scottish solicitor who is a member of both the Association of Specialist Providers to Dentists and the National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers, and we have an extensive range of contacts, including dental accountants, the bank healthcare teams, valuers and sales agents, if you require other specialist advice for your practice.

We understand that our dental clients are busy, dedicated professionals so we can provide our advice and guidance to fit in with your schedule. Advice can be given out of hours or at weekends at a time and place to suit you.

We advise on:

  • Buying or selling a practice
  • Buying, selling or leasing premises
  • Practice incorporation
  • Partnership agreements (including expense sharing agreements)
  • Associate agreements
  • Employment contracts
  • Regulatory/Disciplinary issues
  • Performance management
  • HR services
  • Retirement planning
  • Succession and trust planning
  • Visa, immigration & sponsorship

Scottish Dental Awards

Partner and specialist adviser to the dental sector, Michael Royden has been shortlisted in the 2017 Scottish Dental Awards, Best Professional Adviser category.

Buying and Selling Guides

If you are considering buying or selling a dental practice, read our useful guide which contains information on key considerations and some useful tips.

Download your Guide to Buying a Practice

Download your Guide to Selling a Practice

What Our Clients Say

Key Contacts


Ewan Miller

+44 1382 229111


Michael Royden

+44 1382 229111

Our Local Offices

We have offices across Scotland, offering legal advice and property services

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+44(0)1382 229111


+44(0)1333 314395


+44(0)1241 872683


+44(0)1334 652285


+44(0)131 225 8705


+44(0)1307 466886


+44(0)1592 268608


+44(0)1674 673444


+44(0)1738 621212

St Andrews

+44(0)1334 477107

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