For Businesses & Organisations Dental Sector

Our specialist dental experts provide an efficient service and targeted legal advice which is relevant to you and your dental practice.

Trusted business advisors to the dental sector

The current challenges and new opportunities facing businesses operating across the dental services industry, and the wider healthcare sector, are unprecedented. As a result, we have seen a trend of consolidation in the industry develop and take hold in Scotland in recent years.

Our considerable expertise across this sector, and knowledge of the challenges businesses face, make us the ideal partner for you.

Award-winning legal advice

MacRoberts' award-winning Corporate Finance team has advised parties acquiring dental practices across Scotland, and we understand how consolidators operate and where we can negotiate the best deal possible. We are solutions-driven with a focus on getting the deal done on schedule.

We have been lead advisors to both dental practice owners exiting their business and consolidators. As a full-service law firm, not only can we guide you through the deal process and deliver results on schedule, but we understand the complexities which surround this sector such as the regulatory landscape or working with the public sector.

A fully comprehensive legal service

We regularly advise businesses across the dental sector in relation to buying and selling practices, general corporate governance and secretarial matters, data protection law, corporate structuring and incorporation of practices and practice groups, associate and partnership agreements, employment issues, succession planning and regulatory matters.

Throughout the process, MacRoberts had my back and guided me through the process and were always at hand to answer any questions and give direction when needed. The team were fantastic.

DUNBAR DENTAL PRACTICE

Our recent experience & expertise in the dental sector includes:

Clyde Munro

Acting for Clyde Munro Dental Group, a network of family dentists providing the best possible dental care for our NHS and private patients, in the purchase of M&S Dental Care Ltd, a company operating dental practices in Fort William and Glencoe.

1Smile Dental Clinic

Acting for the sellers in the sale of the business and assets of 1 Smile Dental Clinic, a leading dental surgery based in Glasgow, to One Smile DC Limited.

McIntyre, Corbet & Associates

Acting on behalf of the partners and trustees of McIntyre, Corbet & Associates, a dental practice situated in Dingwall, in the sale of its business and property to Clyde Dental Practice Limited.

Dunbar Dental Practice

We acted for the seller in the sale of the business and certain assets of Dunbar Dental Practice, a leading dental surgery based in Dunbar.

Kilmarnock Cosmetics Ltd

Acted for the seller, Kilmarnock Cosmetics Limited, in the sale of the business and assets of Kilmarnock Dental Practice, a leading provider of private and cosmetic dentistry in Kilmarnock, to The Real Good Dental Company and Four Seasons Real Estate Limited.

Moray Orthodontics

We acted for the sellers in the sale of the business and assets of Moray Orthodontics, a leading dental surgery based in Elgin, to The Real Good Dental Company Limited, a growing network of local dental clinics throughout Scotland.

Essential Dental Care

We acted for the shareholders in the sale of the entire issued share capital of Essential Dental Care Ltd, a private full-service dental practice, including cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics, based in Edinburgh, to The Real Good Dental Company Limited, a growing network of local dental clinics throughout Scotland.

Having worked with MacRoberts during a tricky sale of the practice, we found them to be invaluable and very approachable regarding all aspects of the transaction. We cannot recommend them enough.

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Our Experience & Expertise in the Dental Sector

  • Sale of Dental Businesses
    • Acting for the sellers in the sale of the business and assets of 1 Smile Dental Clinic, a leading dental surgery based in Glasgow, to One Smile DC Limited.
    • Acting for the sellers in the sale of the business and assets of Moray Orthodontics, a leading dental surgery based in Elgin, to The Real Good Dental Company Limited, a growing network of local dental clinics throughout Scotland.
    • Acting for the seller, Kilmarnock Cosmetics Limited, in the sale of the business and assets of Kilmarnock Dental Practice, a leading provider of private and cosmetic dentistry in Kilmarnock, to The Real Good Dental Company and Four Seasons Real Estate Limited.
    • Acting on behalf of the partners and trustees of McIntyre, Corbet & Associates, a dental practice situated in Dingwall, in the sale of its business and property to Clyde Dental Practice Limited.
  • Purchase of Dental Businesses
    • Acting for Clyde Munro Dental Group, a network of family dentists providing the best possible dental care for our NHS and private patients, in the purchase of M&S Dental Care Ltd, a company operating dental practices in Fort William and Glencoe.
    • Acting for a purchaser, M & EMS Dental Limited, in the purchase of West End Dental Practice, a leading dental surgery based in Dundee.
    • Acting for The Pain Free Dentistry Group in corporate governance matters and its acquisition of several dental practices including:
      • St Andrews Dental Care and Implant Clinic
      • Links Dental Practice in Edinburgh
      • North Bridge Dental Practice in Hawick
      • part of Jackson Gillies Dental Practice in Edinburgh
  • Other Work We Do
    • Commercial Property: letting, selling or purchasing premises for dental practices.
    • Partnership/Shareholding Arrangements: drafting and negotating partnership and shareholder arrangements to govern the arrangements amongst the owners.
    • Regulatory: we have specialist lawyers who can advice on regulatory aspects which may arise when buying or selling a dental practice.

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Our Awards & Accreditations

  • In 2016, we became one of the first law firms in Scotland to become Living Wage accredited employers.

  • Winners of Corporate & Commercial Team of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2020.

  • Our Real Estate team won the Property Team of the Year Award at the British Legal Awards in 2018.

  • Winner of SME of the Year at the Scottish SME Awards 2017, hosted by Scottish Business Insider.

  • Highly Commended for Commercial Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2016.

  • We are a proud member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance, a network of law firms committed to working collaboratively to reduce our environmental impact

  • In 2019, MacRoberts achieved Cyber Essentials Plus certification, a UK Government entry-level information security standard. 

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management, the most widely recognised quality management system standard in the world.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO14001:2015 certification for Environmental Management, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to environmental awareness.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO27001:2013 certification for Information Security, an internationally recognised security gold standard.

  • Business continuity is a critical element of the Business Management System at MacRoberts and we hold full accreditation with the ISO 22301:2012.

  • MacRoberts is a member of IP Inclusive, a network of intellectual property professionals working to make our community more equal, diverse and inclusive.

  • We are active members of the PRIME Programme – an organisation that focuses on ensuring a career in law is open to talent from all economic and social backgrounds.

  • MacRoberts supports the Scottish Business Pledge, a values-led partnership between Government and business that is based on boosting productivity and competitiveness through fairness, equality and sustainable employment.

  • We are supporters of the Partnership for Change, a network of organisations and individuals who share a common ambition to improve diversity on boards and in senior leadership.

  • MacRoberts is a Disability Confident employer, and are committed to disability equality across our firm.

  • MacRoberts fully supports flexible working practices and supports family-friendly working practices.

  • MacRoberts became a member of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme in 2018.

  • MacRoberts is a member of The Glass Network, Scotland's organisation for LGBT+ allied legal professionals.
  • MacRoberts is a longstanding member of Scotland Food & Drink, the leading trade association for Scotland's food and drink industry.