As the only law firm in the UK with specialist pharmacy lawyers, we know the pharmacy business inside out.
Our pharmacy lawyers have visited more pharmacies than many locums. We understand that pharmacy is not like any other type of business. We appreciate the pressures pharmacy businesses are under and the unique issues they face, which is why we are committed to offering a service which is easily accessible and not weighed down by legal jargon.
Our clients include individual pharmacists, independent pharmacies, local and national multiples, and international healthcare businesses.
Our core areas of pharmacy expertise include:
regulatory (including market entry, GPhC investigations and Fitness to Practise hearings)
property (including health centre developments, pharmacy leases and planning applications and appeals)
corporate (including buying and selling pharmacy businesses/companies)
tax (personal and corporate, including retirement relief)
commercial (all forms of commercial contracts)
litigation (civil, commercial and criminal)
employment (contracts, locum agreements and dispute resolution)
intellectual property (both contentious and non-contentious, including trademarks and patents), and
competition law (EU and national).
Sales and purchases
Advised clients, both large and small on a wide range of transactions including:
Sale by Sainsbury’s Supermarkets of their pharmacies to Lloyds Pharmacy Group
Transfer of five branches by South Yorkshire based independent pharmacy operator to Day Lewis Group
Sale of London based New Park Pharmacy Limited to Hi-Ji Limited
Purchase of Norwich based Hamblins Pharmacy Limited for Pharma-Z Limited
Purchase of London based Imed Pharmacy for Richpharm (London) Limited
Purchase of northern based pharmacy company for Progrezion UK Limited
Sale of Cirencester based LM Ferro Limited to ESOMs Limited
Acted for several of the pharmacists featured in the BBC Inside Out investigation in relation to cases brought by the General Pharmaceutical Council.
Successfully brought judicial review proceedings on behalf of a pharmacy owner against the NHS Litigation Authority where we argued that its Family Health Service Appeal Unit had acted unlawfully in its determination of an appeal.