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For Businesses & Organisations Healthcare

Our Healthcare team comprises leaders in their respective fields, who have established excellent reputations in the healthcare sector and have in-depth knowledge of the legal and commercial challenges faced by our clients.

Leading legal advisers to the healthcare sector

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 healthcare 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 us to provide clear and practical solutions to a crucially important sector for us all.

Market-leading experience

We have advised on many new hospital and healthcare projects under PFI, PPP, 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, financiers and other investors who help fund these organisations.

Our lawyers have particular expertise in the care home sector, having acted in a large number of care home acquisitions and disposals over the years. Through our extensive work with care home operators across Scotland, we have in-depth knowledge of how these businesses operate and are well placed to advise clients on the day-to-day challenges as well as strategic matters they face.

A fully comprehensive legal service

We regularly advise businesses across the healthcare sector in relation to buying and selling businesses, 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.

Our recent experience & expertise includes:

Creggan Bahn

We acted on behalf of Creggan Bahn Limited, a family-run care home based in Ayr, in the sale of the business and assets of the company to the Maria Mallaband Care Group, one of the UK’s leading care home operators. We also assisted in the sale of the property at Creggan Bahn Court to Aedifica, a company that specialises in investments in European healthcare real estate.

Ridge Care Group

Acted for Ridge Care Group Ltd, a leading operator of care homes throughout the UK, in the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Oakridge Support Services Limited and the business and assets of Maple Ridge Residential Home, two residential homes located in Inverness.

Renaissance Care

We are the leading adviser to Renaissance Care, one of Scotland's fastest growing care home providers, and provide all corporate M&A related work.


Acting HSBC in the re-structuring of the Meallmore Group, a well-known operator of 26 care homes across Scotland.

Houston Healthcare

Acted for Houston Healthcare Ltd in the purchase of C & L Houston Limited, a company operating a pharmacy in Dundee.

Bank of Scotland

We have acted for Bank of Scotland in a significant number of pharmacy, medical, dental and vet deals.

Terumo Aortic UK

We have assisted Terumo Aortic UK with a number of important and high-value contracts.

Coalition of Care Providers in Scotland (CCPS)

Acting for Coalition of Care Providers in Scotland (CCPS) as it promotes changes to the way health and social care services are procured in Scotland, and in the context of proposed Scottish Government reform to create a new National Care Service.

Related Services

  • Corporate Finance

    Award-winning corporate and commercial lawyers to businesses across Scotland, the UK and overseas.

    Corporate Finance
  • Optical Sector

    We have over 30 years' experience of working with businesses across the optical sector, including assisting with sales, acquisitions, franchise arrangements, investments, partnerships and shareholders’ agreements.

    Optical Sector
  • Dental Sector

    MacRoberts' specialist dental experts provide an efficient service and targeted legal advice to dental practice owners. Solutions-driven with a focus on getting the deal done on schedule, our team fully understands and appreciates the complexities which surround this sector, such as the regulatory landscape or working with the public sector.

    Dental Sector
  • Banking & Finance

    We advise clients across the entire range of mainstream finance legal work required by the Scottish market and are regularly instructed by banks and financial institutions, borrowers and investors to assist in a wide range of matters.

    Banking & Finance
  • Commercial Property

    Our award-winning property solicitors have a wealth of experience and practical knowledge acquired through decades of working on high-profile real estate projects.

    Commercial Property
  • Data Protection & Cyber Security

    Our team advises clients on the full range of data protection matters to ensure your business is fully compliant with the law.

    Data Protection & Cyber Security
  • Employment

    The longest-established specialist Employment team in Scotland, praised for our ‘partner-led advocacy’ in Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

  • Major Projects & Infrastructure

    MacRoberts has been at the forefront of PFI and Project Finance since its inception and is established as one of the leading firms in this field.

    Major Projects & Infrastructure

Our Awards & Accreditations

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

  • Shortlisted for Firm of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2022.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Iso 14001 2015 Environmental Management

    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 22301:2019.

  • 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.

  • We are a member of the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI), a UK-based not-for-profit organisation which helps employers build and maintain diverse teams and inclusive cultures through our membership, training, and consultancy services.

  • MacRoberts was awarded enei's Silver TIDEMark for 2023. TIDE is enei's self-assessment evaluation and benchmarking tool which measures an organisation's overall approach and progress on diversity and inclusion.

  • 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.

  • In 2022, MacRoberts received a Bronze Award in Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index for our commitment to LGBTQI+ inclusivity in the workplace.

  • MacRoberts is a longstanding member of Scotland Food & Drink, the leading trade association for Scotland's food and drink industry.

  • MacRoberts is an Associate Member of SELECT, Scotland's largest construction trade association.

MFMac: Morton Fraser MacRoberts
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