Healthcare & Life Sciences

Whether developing innovative medical treatments, providing state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, delivering frontline healthcare or tackling the lifestyle choices that can cause preventable harm, the current challenges and new opportunities facing those who operate in healthcare are unprecedented. 

Our Healthcare team comprises lawyers who are leaders in their respective fields, and we have advised on many new hospital and healthcare projects under private finance initiative (PFI), public-private partnership (PPP), non-profit distributing (NPD) and hub schemes. Beyond that, we help clients ranging from international pharmaceutical companies and life science technology businesses to independent care home operators, pharmacists, dentists and doctors. We also work with banks, financers and other investors who help fund these organisations.

“From some of the largest NHS Boards in Scotland to independent businesses providing frontline healthcare services – MacRoberts has a long history of providing legal advice to a huge variety of health care businesses and providers both in Scotland and across the UK. We understand how healthcare businesses operate and the commercial and regulatory challenges they face. This vast sector experience coupled with a team of experts that cross the sector allows our Healthcare team to provide clear and practical solutions to a crucially important sector for us all.”

David Wylie, Head of Healthcare & Life Sciences
    • Healthcare & Life Sciences Buying or selling a vet practice: Part 2 We look at the next two stages of the process – due diligence and deal documentation.
    • Healthcare & Life Sciences Buying or selling a vet practice: Part 1 Last time we looked at some hurdles owners of veterinary businesses have to overcome in finding their way to the exit door. However, once you have one hand on the door handle, what can you expect to follow?
    • Healthcare & Life Sciences What main hurdles do I need to overcome to sell my vet practice? Every veterinary practice owner needs to know two important things about his or her business – where the exit door is and how to open it. Unfortunately, many owners don’t know the answers to these questions, for a number of (understandable) reasons.
  • "We instructed Michael Kelly and Rebecca Cox in relation to the sale of our small group of dental practices. It was quite a complex sale but was handled superbly and with the utmost efficiency. The level of communication and customer service was above our expectations. Thanks to these guys, the whole process was stress free and I can thoroughly recommend MacRoberts as the solicitor to use for a commercial sale."

  • "MacRoberts has a well-regarded healthcare practice acting for a wide-ranging client roster, including public bodies, private healthcare providers and pharmacists, as well as financial institutions. Particularly active advising on public procurements for hospital developments, as well as on M&A deals."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
  • "We have found them helpful, knowledgeable and proactive in the advice they have offered and innovative in the solutions they have suggested."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
  • "They know the sector and tailor their approach to the particular context."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession

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