Law firm Sintons has overseen more than £60m of dental practice sales and acquisitions across the UK in the past three years, the firm has announced.
The Newcastle company’s healthcare team has carried out 200 transactions throughout the country, spurred on by its specialist dental team– led by Amanda Maskery, who was recently made Chair of the Association of Specialist Providers to Dentists (ASPD) – which has more than 30 years of experience in working with dentists, and boasts unrivalled legal expertise in the North East.
The firm, which recently marked 10 years at its Newcastle city centre base, said instructions from dentists have increased significantly over the past 12 months, with 2013 proving to be a particularly successful year for dental deals.
Among the transactions, which involve premises of all sizes, from one-person operations to high value, multi-practice businesses, are deals for clients whom Sintons has acted for over many years,
Dental clients also use Sintons for private work, as well as their business transactions.
Sintons now has around 250 employees including 29 partners and over 120 lawyers, making it one of the largest law firms in the North East.
The dental team advises on a full range of issues, including sales, acquisitions and incorporations, negotiations over NHS contracts, procurement and competitive tendering, banking and finance and commercial property.
Amanda Maskery, a partner at Sintons who has been hailed by Legal 500 as being a “top dental sector specialist”, said: “The fact we have been appointed to act in over £60m of dental transactions in the last three years alone is indicative of the strength and expertise of our team at Sintons.
“Our clients, many of whom we have worked with for numerous years, come to know us personally and trust us, and are left in no doubt that they are receiving the very best advice from a specialist team of lawyers.
“To provide advice to dentists requires an in-depth understanding and appreciation of the very complex issues affecting them and the challenges faced by their profession.
“At Sintons, we have acted for dentists for over 30 years, and our expertise, coupled with the unrivalled personal service for which we as a firm are renowned, means that we are the lawyers of choice for many dental practices and groups across the North East and beyond.”