I have just completed the sale of my practice which I have run for 24 years. FTA Law were my legal team and throughout the process, which took ten months, the whole team were fantastic. Laura Walton tirelessly gathered the massive due diligence and responded to the Buyer’s enquiries immediately and gave precise instruction on what was needed, and lots of encouraging words along the way, all the way to the finish line. Elizabeth Shaduwa led the difficult process of lease surrender and achieved the specific task of having my lease cancelled, and a new lease given to the new owners, without myself being penalised by a surrender fee. I cannot recommend this excellent team enough for anyone considering selling their practice.
Andrew J A Sheehan (Sale of Precision Dental)
We are members of FTA Law’s Oracle HR service and it is an invaluable service. They are always on hand to provide guidance when needed and it is reassuring to know that we have specialists at the end of the phone to assist with HR matters. Thank you so much for all the support that you provide to us.
Pontefract Dental Care
We would most highly recommend FTA LAW to anyone contemplating buying or selling a dental practice or indeed needing litigation advice. We have engaged their services for both and FTA LAW have been most professional and helpful. We could not fault them.
They were always available for telephone advice. Thomas Coates and his team, notably Charlotte and Abigail, have been faultless.
Anyone embarking on selling or buying a practice - do use FTA LAW.
Claire and Nigel (CRANSTOUN)
Lindsay - Thanks for all you and your team did. I think it was one of the instrumental pieces of work happening at the time that resulted in the GOV’s u-turn. You saved my career for which I am eternally grateful!
I have been looked after by Andrea over the past few months, which has been a challenging time in relation to work matters. I use the phase ‘looked after’ particularly, as that is exactly the service that Andrea has provided. Andrea has given me really clear advice & guidance throughout, and has even put me in touch with a tax expert who has given me some advice today pro bono.
Andrea is an absolute credit to your organisation and I will be recommending your company to anyone who needs legal assistance for work problems based on my experience with her. I don’t know if you have an ‘employee of the month’ or something similar but I would definitely put Andrea forward for this. To use non-legal simple language, Andrea is a star!
FTA Law are extremely professional and are always available to help with any uncertainty I have regarding HR issues at the dental practice I manage. I speak to the team at least once a week and the advice they give is second to none. Thank you to everyone.
My expertise is dentistry and when I needed legal advice I needed someone /a company to give me the support and reassurance that I was being protected and made to feel like I was a priority . This legal support and advice came in the form of FTA law with Elizabeth Last and the employment team being by my side. One of their roles was to negotiate my associate agreement and without their involvement, I feel I would have been in a vulnerable position. The reception staff were always friendly and eager to help. Again I can only thank the team enough for their professionalism and will recommend FTA Law to my peers.
We are new clients to the Oracle service that FTA Law offer. We have been working with Christopher who has reviewed our employee contracts. The clarity of the employment contracts has been a breath of fresh air and they have been well received by all staff members. Christopher has been a pleasure to work with and I would thoroughly recommend him.
Kate Cummings (Hanford Dental Practice)
I just wanted to send on my thanks to you and team for all your hard work and the support that you gave to me over the last year.
I could not have done it without your support which you and team provided 24/7. You were always there at the end of the phone to boost me on to keep me going forward, even at times when I just wanted to give up and be defeated.
I cannot thank you all enough for the support and the knowledge that I gained from you all. You have all been truly amazing!
Julie Bastow (Practice Manager - Regent Orthodontics)
Thanks to everyone at FTA Law. You have all been extremely helpful at every stage of the negotiations. Nigel and I are very grateful and especially for always being available at the end of the phone to answer our questions and queries. Another sale completed for you and two happy clients.
Nigel St John and Jane St John (sale of Balls Road Dental Practice)
The service provided to me by FTA Law through their Oracle Service is outstanding. All of my queries are addressed swiftly and professionally, yet in a friendly and approachable manner. Changes in Government guidance and legislation are picked up and dealt with immediately and conveyed to us along with full support and assistance on how to communicate the changes to the staff which, in turn, reassures our team that we take our obligations as an employer seriously.
Through one of the most challenging times in history, FTA Law has supported us at every twist and turn giving me the confidence to provide the best working environment and practices for my team. I cannot speak more highly of the FTA Law team.
Mr Gurinder Singh Gill – Practice Manager
Lindsay was very professional. Worked tirelessly and gave me regular updates. Totally upfront with the costs and I would definitely use again and recommend. Thanks so much for all your behind the scenes work and for regular updates. You’ve been amazing!
Just a short note to express how much I appreciate all the work you've put in on my behalf over the last 18 months.
You've always shown a great understanding of the emotional side of the process for me and I'm very grateful for your patient explanations of the process throughout. I will be recommending your services to any of my colleagues who are approaching a similar stage in their careers.
Peter Davis (sale of Droitwich Dental Practice)
Happiness is...coming back after the Christmas break with a to-do list as long as my arm (and face) and a desk piled high, and then seeing an email from FTA Law, who have already prepared and sent me the new associate variation to contracts needed, before I even asked. Done, dusted, what’s next on the list!!
If you haven’t got them in your corner yet, then do it! Make one of the best decisions for your business you will ever make, and have a New Years resolution to get your HR and employment law needs sorted professionally and properly.
Lisa Bainham (President ADAM Association of Dental Administrators and Managers)
I would just like to once again thank you both for all of your help, diligent work and efforts with this purchase. It is as you both know my first purchase and would wholeheartedly recommend not only FTA Law but in particular both of you going forward. A special mention to Lizzie as well who worked tirelessly with the associate agreement so thank you. This is obviously an enormous step and I feel very much assured that every fine detail has been scrutinised expertly by yourselves. How anyone goes with a non-dental solicitor I have no idea because your thorough understanding of the non-understandable dental aspects shines through. Should I decide to become one of the empire-building multi practice owners (already decided - not for me) I would instruct FTA Law again without hesitation.
Oliver Pierce (purchase of Sutton Dental Practice)
I have been using FTA law for a month now and the service is fantastic. I always get a listening ear when I call and the staff are professional and timely with correspondence. It is one of the best investments I have made. It has certainly made me more confident when dealing with HR issues.
Galer Farrer - Sharrow Vale Dental Care
I contacted FTA law during the covid-19 pandemic and was extremely pleased with the service they provided. Quick, easy and efficient communication. A massive thank you to Abigail who answered all my questions and gave professional and thorough advice and help throughout.
FTA Law have exceeded my expectations in respect of their professionalism, their accessibility and legal knowledge. They have put the dental group’s interests first at all times and not once have they taken the easy route towards getting this deal over the line. Their solicitors have a tremendous knowledge base in the dental and healthcare sector which has been invaluable during the 9 months we have been working together on this. I made two wise decisions, going into ownership with Dentex and instructing FTA Law to represent my interests in doing so. The two go hand in hand and will allow Burgess Hyder Group to go from strength to strength.
Az Hyder – Burgess Hyder Group
I just wanted to write and say thank you to you, Andrea and Sarah, for your invaluable advice and help during this crisis. It has been so helpful to have a friendly voice on the other end of the telephone during this very stressful time. Your prompt replies have been much appreciated at a time when the entire world had decided to become uncontactable!
Kate Pritchard - Goldsworth Road Dental Centre
The COVID crisis has been a very difficult time and we are fortunate in that we entrusted Sonia Bhachu at FTA Law to help us with our HR and dispute challenges. She has been exceptional in dealing with our current unprecedented situation that has led to so many new challenges in HR. Her advice has been sound, professional and responsive in helping us achieve the outcomes needed for the business to move forward.
Dr Alex Renshaw & DR Mike Brown - Target Dental Group.
We would like to take this opportunity to highly recommend Sonia Bhachu, Louisa Slimm and their teams at FTA Law. Everything was handled very professionally. Their communication was excellent with fast response to emails and great patience in explaining anything we didn’t understand. Their expertise, knowledge and caring attitude shone through and we felt completely supported at all times. The sale of our practice went through very smoothly with any problems being resolved very quickly.
Kate and Ted Stokes
Louisa and the team at FTA law have been extremely helpful over what has been a long year! Over the course of the purchase of our new practice they have always been available to answer queries quickly, over email or by phone. Paying a fixed fee meant that there was one part of the purchase process where we did not have to worry about surprise bills! All members of the team, particularly Abbie and Rachel, have been brilliant and have reassured us countless times. We were particularly unlucky in that the completion of our purchase perfectly timed with the peak of coronavirus and FTA have done their best to keep us up to date with guidance and advice.
Isabel Margetts and Edward Burton (Purchase of The Yorkshire Grey Dental Surgery)
Thank you for all your help and support and information during this difficult time – it’s made my and my practice managers job a lot easier, processing stuff we don’t generally have a clue about!
Jonathan Lee (Dental Practice Owner)
Sonia provided me with excellent, experienced advice regarding litigation to recover monies owed. As she predicted the objective was achieved without the need to attend court and within a relatively short period of time. I was very impressed with the result and would highly recommend using Sonia and FTA Law.
Dr James J King BChD (Leeds)
Thank you to you and your team for a smooth sale transaction for 97a Nunnery Lane, York.
Best team ever, from start to finish FTA Law was by my side. Quick response and always there when I needed. 5 stars for Elizabeth Last from employment law who helped me with all paperwork - she made it so easy so a big thank you. Definitely and 100% to be recommended. All the best and keep going.
Stefan Andronovici - Holbeck Dental
I received really useful HR advice from Sarah and a reminder to keep policies up-to-date and ensure that procedures are followed.
Andrew Lavelle - Practice Manager, Castle Way Dental Care
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Louisa, Callum, Rachel and Abbie for your hard work, your efficiency, good humour and tolerance throughout and for not giving up as I was tempted to do on more than one occasion. I shall have no hesitation in recommending FTA Law to anyone who might need your services and I count myself very lucky to have secured your services and those of your colleagues.
Richard Govan – Sale of Tufton Cottage Dental Practice
As a practice manager of 21 years of 2 practices in Cheshire with a team of 40, the HR/Employment law “headaches” are ever increasing and keeping up with changes to legislation is constant. Not only the day to day management but the legislation and guidance in areas such as contracts, recruitment and unfortunately occasionally grievance procedures and disciplinaries. Most practice managers wear multiple hats such as Marketing, accounts, HR, practice growth, compliance, and some are still nursing or running reception. Employment Law /HR is a hat that definitely requires a lot of your time and attention, and carries a huge amount of responsibility.
As an Oracle member, Sarah and the FTA law team have been providing legal guidance and support on a wide range of our HR needs. We have reviewed, re issued and completely changed our staff handbook, they have helped to facilitate disciplinary issues and contract changes and recruitment procedures and have helped to resolve some staff niggles, that have been on going, not only for our employed staff but all for our self-employed performers. I have never felt so confident about HR/Employment Law as I now feel I have a qualified, experienced, expert as part of my team.
The professionalism, friendliness and efficiency is exceptional and what I love is that they don’t expect you to know everything, and no question is silly, they understand that we are not the experts in this field otherwise we wouldn’t need them. I am able to deal with and approach HR situations with the knowledge that I am doing everything correctly and in line with Employment law….without it, I believe you are putting yourself and the practice at risk and vulnerable to staffing and legislation reproaches.
Another reason to choose FTA Law is that Sarah has spent many years supporting practices managers, and is regularly presenting and training us in her expert field, she understands the difficulties we face in dental practices and will always give you their time to ensure you are fully supported and guided.
As a practice Manager it is sometimes necessary to make difficult decisions or changes within the practice and I feel that as our team know we are guided by FTA Law and it has made a difference to how they perform and adhere to practice requirements. I can’t recommend them enough, and feel a huge burden has been lifted, at very little expense….plus they are super lovely people!
Lisa Bainham, The Old Surgery Dental Practice, Crewe
I thoroughly enjoyed the session with Sarah – she was fantastic!. With an open agenda we were able to discuss various case scenarios as well as policies and protocols to follow which were highly relevant to our practice having had a staff issue recently. Sarah is a fountain of knowledge and is able to relay the knowledge in a language that was uncomplicated but comprehensive.
Sarah was able to answer all of the queries that we had and left us feeling confident that we would be able to handle a difficult situation more competently in the future.
The Private Dental Centre
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and every member of your firm who were involved in this successful completion of practice purchase. You have provided a clear in detail explanation on every occasion when I came to you with smallest query. I couldn't have achieved this completion without your professional guidance.
I cannot recommend FTA Law and Sonia more highly. Her professionalism, expertise and knowledge was fantastic and invaluable to getting my resolution. It is nice to feel like you have professionals and specialists supporting you at times you often most need them to support your business/practice with their services.
Ramesh Sharma - THE DENTAL TEAM
During a very protracted sale negotiation period where I would have otherwise pulled my hair out – if I had any to start with – or thought about packing it in, the staff at FTA Law kept me calm, sane and handled negotiations in a very prompt and efficient manner.
I would certainly recommend anyone to choose solicitors specialising in dental practice sales, due to the complex nature of such a daunting task and I have been over the moon with the end results, thanks in a large part to FTA Law.
Dr Anis Jaleel
Thank you all for your help in completing the sale of my practice. I also wanted to thank Deniz and Callum in particular for fielding my innumerable phone calls during the protracted end game with patience and good grace. I feel as if I know the entire team now.
Alan Ross – Sale of Milway Dental Practice
I employed FTA Law Solicitors to advise myself and work for me to successfully complete the sale of my Nursery business over a year ago. I have had a lot of support over the past year from FTA Law; in particular Mr.Jackson. The sale has been quite difficult to process and on occasions very stressful for me personally. Having said this I have received a very professional and caring service. I would definitely recommend FTA Law to anyone who wishes to employ a business solicitor.
Susan Clarehugh (Sale of Holly Hill Private Day Care Nursery)
Thank you so much for all the help and advice you all have given over last three months. It was really good to be in safe hands as a buyer and you made sure everything was safe for me to proceed. I am delighted to know that the deal has been completed now. Once again thanks a million.
Nrependra (Purchase of Borth Pharmacy)
FTA Law helped me at every stage of the difficult sale that I had. There was always someone at the end of a `phone, and advice was there, through thick and thin. My thanks to all at FTA Law. I couldn`t have done it without you.
Andrew Adey – Sale of Larcholme Dental Practice
We have been very impressed with Sonia . She has been most helpful with an extremely complex case and always returns our telephone calls. She has been very professional and efficient and approachable. We would have no hesitation in recommending her most highly.
Claire Rumley & Nigel Cranstoun
Dear Tom, Louisa, Carley, Callum and all the team. You have been AMAZING! I couldn’t possibly have stayed sane without your support throughout this whole process. I am still in shock that it completed!! What a relief. I’m ever so grateful for everything.
Judith Starkey – The Health Centre Dental Practice
FTA Law were an invaluable help during the finalisation of my practice sale. They guided me through all the necessary documentation and always gave me quality advice. They communicated well with me at every stage of the process and always made me feel that they fully had my best interests at heart.
Andrew Hawker - sale of Moorlands Road Dental Practice
The team at FTA Law was outstanding throughout the process. Louisa was exceptionally great and supportive. Glad I made the right choice.
Sheetal Jadhav – Purchase of Burwell Dental Surgery
May we take this opportunity to thank all the team at FTA Law for their work in handling the sale of our practice, particularly Louisa Slimm and Thomas Coates who helped make the sale as stress free and smooth as possible while all the time looking after our interests.
Roger & Sue Inkley – Sale of Park Dental Care
I would like to thank the whole team at FTA Law for their continued support throughout the entire process of my sale of shares in The London Centre For Cosmetic Dentistry Limited. The complexities of the transaction were easily overcome due to the specialisms of the team. They retained their professionalism and standards of client care throughout the entire transaction, and I certainly would not hesitate to recommend FTA Law to any of my dental colleagues. The team proved over and over again that they had my best interests at heart. They are a very professional group. I can't thank them enough.
Mervyn Druian – Sale of The London Centre For Cosmetic Dentistry Limited
I would like to thank Tom, Sarah, Callum and the entire team at FTA Law for advising on the sale of my opticians practice. Their professionalism and expertise left me feeling confident that I was receiving excellent service throughout the whole transaction. They were always available to answer any queries and offer any emotional support along the way. I would certainly not hesitate to recommend FTA Law to any healthcare professional.
Stella Griffiths – Sale of Shares in Opticians Practice
It has been a pleasure working with the team at FTA Law. Right from the very start they have been very proactive in dealing with all our queries and keeping myself updated. I'd highly recommend them.
Dr Ritesh Lad (R Dental Clinic)
I cannot thank FTA Law enough for their professionalism and tenacity throughout the sale of my practice. The team stayed focused at all times and there was no lack of moral support. Their experience in dealing with both the NHS and CQC was also a great asset in making the process of selling my practice come to a successful closure. I have no hesitation in recommending FTA Law.
The reason for writing is to express my sincere thanks to one and all for your extremely hard work, which at times must have also been littered with many frustrations for you.
I cannot have envisaged being represented by a better legal team. Of course, I'm trained only to move teeth, and, therefore, the legal mine field of selling the business seemed extremely daunting and frightening. However, with your guidance, conscientious work, explanations, and determination, my fears were unfounded. You have always been amenable and available to contact from us - this is a very important aspect for the client.
So, if there was a Legal Trip Advisor, I'd have to give you all full stars. I would have absolutely no reservations in advising the firm to any of my colleagues who are contemplating selling their practices.
An excellent service. Thank you.
Dr Peter D Baldwin (Sale of Orthodontic Practice)
Sarah and Tom and their colleagues have always provided Bridge2Aid with vital support. They are calm, professional and extremely knowledgeable. We have always felt that we are in safe hands and getting the very best advice and the most professional help available. We are very grateful to them and we have found their help invaluable.
Paul Tasman - Bridge2Aid
FTA law made the whole buying process super easy. Not only do they deliver on time but also communicate along the way.
Alexander Teckkam (Purchase of Richard Beard Dental Practice)
Thomas Coates has been my legal advisor since the very beginning of my dental career. Both he and his Dental Team have proved invaluable to me in growing my business and they have bought and sold a number of my practices and provided me with ongoing commercial advice. I have also been a member of Sarah Buxton’s superb Dental HR and Employment service which, as a multiple practice owner, it has been worth its weight in gold.
The service I receive from the Dental Team is quick, efficient and professional whilst at the same time providing that personal touch. They are always available and happy to help. They really are experts within their field and I would have no hesitations in recommending them to anyone looking to buy or sell a practice, needing help with the complexities of employment law and HR .
Prem Pal Sehmi – Quick Straight Teeth, The Spire, Prem Sehmi Holdings, BDS Labs, Boutique Whitening
I would definitely recommend both Sarah and Thomas to any practice owner needing legal services. Thomas has acted on my behalf for two practice sales and Sarah has successfully dealt with a number of employment law issues. They both have a thorough understanding of the world of dentistry and have provided first class advice and legal services every time.
P Loughnane (Chipping Manor Dental Practice)
Elizabeth Hastings, Chartered Financial Planner, Chase de Vere
Thanks Tom for all your support through the troubled sales.
Dear Lousia, we just wanted to take the time to thank you for everything you have done. You have always been so kind, reliable and approachable and more than anything you have been unbelievably efficient! We know that you had spent many late nights, early mornings and weekends on this, and we just wanted to let you know that it didn't go unnoticed. You carried this transaction through across the finish line. We want to send you the biggest thank you from our hearts, and wish you all the best in the future.
Sarika and Rishi Shah
Frederick DuPreez - Dentist
First and foremost I would like to say thank you for a wonderful and exceptional job. Dr Bamgboye and I had dealt with other solicitors in the past but we have not met any with the same standard or level of professionalism as you displayed during the entire period.
Every time I spoke to one of you on the phone, I was always assured that things were going to work out well. You were never once impatient or irritated by the many calls you received and you were always polite and very kind. You were also mindful of the things we had gone through, and as a result you were very supportive, in spite of the fact that the case dragged on and on.
I can assure you that I shall recommend FTA Law to as many colleagues as I possibly can.
Sade Bamboye - Sale of commercial premises in South Yorkshire
FTA Law recently handled my practice sale and I can't recommend them highly enough. They were always thoroughly professional and nothing was too much trouble.
Jeannette Pugh (Calgary Dental)
The whole team at FTA Law were amazing during the purchase of my practice. They were always on hand to deal with any queries or issues I had. Having this law firm on my side made sure that the acquisition of the practice ran smoothly and efficiently.
Rishi Agrawal – Purchase of Bowes Road Dental Practice
I am very happy with the services that I have received from FTA Law. The team was always there to help me through a very difficult and lengthy sale. They were very understanding, approachable and professional and I'd highly recommend them to others.
Nikolaos Tsolis (Sale of Chnatry House Dental Practice)
As a Practice Plan practice we have the privilege of using the invaluable employment law service delivered by Sarah Buxton at FTA Law. Sarah’s advice and skills help us manage our practice according to the latest employment laws. Knowing that Sarah and her team are at the other end of the phone or an email for advice makes the daily stresses in dentistry a lot easier.
Robert and Nicola Eades (Bridge Street Dental Practice)
Bita Bouromand-Fox - Munro Hall Holistic Dental Clinic
The people I have come in contact with in FTA LAW ( Thomas, Louisa, Cordelia, Callum) made the process much easier. They represented me with professionalism, integrity, outstanding knowledge and advice to bring this to a successful conclusion. They were available when I needed them and I would recommend them to anybody wishing to buy or sell their dental practice.
Ali Dadashian – Sale of shares in Wandsworth Dental Centre