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Charlotte Thornton-Smith, Partner, Head of Worcester Office


Direct Dial: 01905 744 811
Mobile: 07790 131 843

A bit about me

I predominantly work with individual health professionals and health and social care providers to buy, sell and restructure their businesses. Whether you’re a vet, dentist or pharmacist, or you provide care for adults or children, I’m on hand to guide you, no matter what stage your business is at.

I enjoy working in the health and social care sector because the work is so varied – I love a challenge, and am passionate about finding the ideal solution. There’s no better feeling than getting a deal completed for clients, and I do my best to help them after the transaction’s done by introducing them to other opportunities or vital contacts.

Want to know more?

Trust your advisers – we’ve been through this all before, so we know what we’re talking about.

There’s no such thing as a daft question, so go ahead and ask.

Don’t underestimate how much involvement you’ll have in a transaction. While we’ll handle as much as we can, we’ll need your participation to make sure everything goes to plan.

How long will it take to get to completion?

A sale or acquisition process typically takes around three to six months, but depending on the circumstances of the deal, it could be longer or shorter. We’ll do our best to provide an estimated time frame at the start of the matter.

Do I have to attend a completion meeting to sign documents?

It’s open to the parties to agree on how to complete, so you may need to, but the majority of our completions are now done remotely – documents are often signed and scanned to us electronically.

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