Leah Groves, Solicitor, and Partner, heads the dental acquisition department, having joined Fisher Jones Greenwood from a boutique London firm with a focus on healthcare acquisitions.
She has many years’ experience of buying and selling dental practices, acting for vendors and purchasers in their personal capacity, as partners, or via limited companies. She undertakes the legal due diligence exercise, drafts and negotiates the legal documentation, advises on the Care Quality Commission registration, and liaises with the NHS England Local Area Teams to facilitate the transfer of the NHS Contract.
She also deals with the property aspect of the transaction, which typically involves any of the following: the sale/purchase of a freehold Property, the assignment of a Lease, and the grant of a new Lease.
Leah regularly acts for the bank financing the acquisition to perfect their security, either on a dual instruction with the purchaser client or solely for the financier.
In addition, she has extensive experience in advising on incorporation of dental businesses and in dealing with NHS England in relation to partnerships, incorporation, and regulatory matters in this niche area.
She is a member of the Association of Specialist Providers to Dentists and has an in-depth understanding of the professional and commercial requirements of dentists, having acted for them for over 12 years. She takes a commercial and pro-active approach to her work to ensure that transactions proceed as quickly and as seamlessly as possible.
She provides an excellent service and is well respected by clients and introducers alike. This in turn allows her specialism to grow via her long-standing relationships with the healthcare industry specialists and by personal recommendations.
Leah demonstrated a thorough knowledge of dentistry and the complexities of the NHS contract and provided support and advice throughout the sale process in a professional but friendly manner.
Without Leah we could not have sold the surgery so smoothly she was a real support to us.
I would have no reservations in recommending Leah or using her again in the future.
I would recommend her to anyone that is looking for a thorough job to be made.
Leah & her team provided a professional legal service when selling my share in the dental partnership. I was kept fully informed and her speed of reply was exemplary. She is a good communicator, an efficient worker and did everything possible to make sure that the sale completed on time. She is incredibly experienced in this specialised field. I am immensely pleased that I chose Leah; I have recommended her to other dentists.
Leah fills her spare time indulging in her passion for travel, music and ballroom and latin dancing.