Pharmacy

We have a nationally-renowned specialist team of pharmacy lawyers who have been regularly advising pharmacy owners on legal issues for over 12 years. That means that we really know what we're talking about when it comes to the pharmacy sector. Just as importantly though, we are genuinely interested in, and care about, the sector. Mention Category M clawbacks, medicines shortages and GPhC premises standards to us and we'll know the difficulties which you are facing in your business.

Market-leading legal advice and support to the pharmacy sector in England and Wales

What we do

Our work typically involves:

  • Sale and purchase of existing pharmacy businesses;
  • Transfer of un-opened pharmacy contracts;
  • Joint ventures between pharmacists and other healthcare professionals;
  • Applying for, or objecting to, new pharmacy contracts;
  • Business structuring for pharmacies;
  • Leasing, buying and selling pharmacy premises (including health centre developments);
  • Employment issues within pharmacies.

Our track record

Our pharmacy lawyers have advised on over 200 pharmacy acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures in the last few years from Northumberland to Kent (including the occasional Welsh fishing village). No transaction is too small or too large for us; our pharmacy solicitors have advised on transactions with values as little as £5,000 (for an un-opened 100-hour contract sale) all the way up to large deals of nearly £20 million. As a result of this, our pharmacy lawyers have been described on many occasions as being "market leaders" by clients, banks, valuers and even other lawyers.

Who we act for

We love to work with owner-managed pharmacies, from locums who are making their first pharmacy acquisition to experienced mid-level groups of up to 50 branches. Developing close relationships with our clients, helping them grow and seeing the difference that we can make to their businesses is what we enjoy doing most.

Our team

Chris Peace

Partner

Corporate

Direct Line +44 (0)113 297 7733

Lyn Dario

Partner

Environmental & Regulatory

Direct Line +44 (0)113 297 3779

Kieran Wilkinson

Associate

Real Estate

Direct Line +44 (0)113 297 7730

Marcus Armstrong

Partner

Corporate

Direct Line +44 (0)113 297 7736

Edwina Hewson

Partner

Property Finance

Direct Line +44 (0)113 207 0187