Every day, we act as extended team members for vets across the country, working in partnership to resolve their legal issues and make sure they are compliant – from small and large animal veterinary practices to specialist practices and animal hospitals. In the last 3 years we have completed over £225m worth of vet based transactions, but we don’t just work on sales and acquisitions – we advise on the kind of business issues that you face every day.
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Thanks to the reach of our firm and our breadth of experience, we offer the veterinary sector a multi-disciplinary approach, covering everything from sales, mergers, acquisitions and property buying to partner accession and succession, start-ups, debt collection and employment advice. In recent years, we’ve acted for a substantial number of sellers that have sold businesses to larger corporates, including IVC, CVS, Medivet, The Linnaeus Group and VetPartners. So, whether you operate as a sole trader, a partnership or a through a limited company, we’re on hand to deliver the best commercial advice available.
We believe that, in order to offer advice you can count on, we not only need to be at the forefront of legal developments in the sector, but also leading the conversation. That’s why we regularly contribute articles to Veterinary Practice Magazine and other leading publications, and you’ll see our experts speak at renowned events like the London Vet Show, as well as Society of Practicing Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS), Veterinary Management Group (VMG) and BSAVA events across the country. We also act as legal partners to The British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA).
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