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solicitors for opticians
solicitors for opticians

Solicitors for Opticians

Commercial Legal Advice for Opticians

The demand for optical goods and services (from both a healthcare and fashion perspective) is well established in the UK. Even during these challenging times, consumer spending in the optical sector remains valued at around £3bn.

The independent optical market remains an exciting and diverse place to operate. In order to succeed against the large multiples, online providers and the emerging technology savvy players the independent optical market must begin to think more commercially, more to the future and more ‘outside the box’.

Never has there been a better time to engage with a legal partner who are specialists in the optical health sector.

The nature of the optical health industry in the UK sees practices operate within specific guidelines and regulations for the different aspects of the service they provide this makes some corporate processes different to those applied to businesses within other sectors and industries.

Farleys’ corporate team are specialists in healthcare-related transactions and experienced solicitors for opticians. Farleys’ understand the specific legal nuances relating to the operation of optical health practices and any legal transactions before and after, including the buying and selling process.

Whether you are looking to sell a private or NHS opticians practice for financial reasons or as part of a retirement and succession planning; or are purchasing an opticians practice as a first-time buyer or part of a portfolio, timely and specialist legal advice is vital in ensuring you consider all of the necessary aspects of the sale or purchase.

Instructing an optical health specialist solicitor to identify and discuss any potential legal issues prior to and during the sale or purchase process will reduce the risk of costly disputes, disruption, delays and unanticipated fee increases further down the line.

Our legal experts can assist with the drafting, negotiation, and straightforward legal advice on matters including:

  • Due diligence

  • Pre-sale agreements

  • Confidentiality agreements

  • Deposit agreements

  • Exclusivity agreements

  • Sale and purchase agreements

  • Managing post-sale liability of the seller through warranties

  • Non-compete restrictions

  • Partnership agreements

  • NHS General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) Contracts

  • Mergers and acquisitions of complementary businesses (glazing, audiology, chiropody etc.)
  • TUPE business transfers

  • Locum agreements and contracts of employment

Farleys can advise on particular types of sale and purchase including share sales and purchases, asset sales and purchases, practice incorporation, partnerships, and buying or selling into a franchise.

As a full-service law firm, we also have specialist teams who can advise on any related property, employment, or commercial litigation matters that arise during the sale or purchase such as lease agreements, employment contracts, or disputes.

We understand the need for confidential and diligent advice and have an excellent reputation for providing our legal expertise with a down to earth approach; cutting out the legal jargon and getting transactions completed professionally and in a timely manner.

What Our Clients Are Saying

“I engaged Richard Bell in the sale of my optical practice. Throughout the whole process Richard guided and advised me ensuring that I fully understood the risks and benefits of all aspects of the deal, whilst negotiating firmly with the ‘other side’ right up to the completion date. I came to fully trust this guidance and advice throughout the whole transaction, which, dare I say it, offered great value for the fee. I have no hesitation in recommending Richard to others who are considering selling their optical practice.”
2023-05-10T12:29:32+01:00

-Corporate client

“I engaged Richard Bell in the sale of my optical practice. Throughout the whole process Richard guided and advised me ensuring that I fully understood the risks and benefits of all aspects of the deal, whilst negotiating firmly with the ‘other side’ right up to the completion date. I came to fully trust this guidance and advice throughout the whole transaction, which, dare I say it, offered great value for the fee. I have no hesitation in recommending Richard to others who are considering selling their optical practice.”
“May we just say many thanks to Richard and the team at Farleys, for a thoroughly professional service in acting for us, guiding us through this complicated process making each step easy for us to understand and protecting our interests.”
2023-05-10T12:31:52+01:00

-Corporate Client

“May we just say many thanks to Richard and the team at Farleys, for a thoroughly professional service in acting for us, guiding us through this complicated process making each step easy for us to understand and protecting our interests.”
“When we were selling our Opticians Practice, it was very important to select the best team to represent us.  We looked carefully at the top firms in this area and were quickly able to single out Farleys Solicitors.  It was apparent from our first contact that we had chosen well.  Friendly, knowledgeable, and responsive, Richard and his team were able to move us through the process with the minimum of fuss and stress.  We were kept well informed of the progress, and from the correspondence, it was clear how much work was being done in the background to achieve an agreeable completion.  Richard and his team were thorough, efficient, and excellent value for money.”
2023-11-06T10:46:06+00:00

-Corporate Client

“When we were selling our Opticians Practice, it was very important to select the best team to represent us.  We looked carefully at the top firms in this area and were quickly able to single out Farleys Solicitors.  It was apparent from our first contact that we had chosen well.  Friendly, knowledgeable, and responsive, Richard and his team were able to move us through the process with the minimum of fuss and stress.  We were kept well informed of the progress, and from the correspondence, it was clear how much work was being done in the background to achieve an agreeable completion.  Richard and his team were thorough, efficient, and excellent value for money.”
“I sold my Optical Practice using Richard Bell as my solicitor. Throughout it all I relied on Richard’s straightforward advice. He was knowledgeable and professional throughout and kept me well informed of progress. I received prompt replies to emails and thorough explanations at all stages of the transaction. I cannot recommend his services highly enough.”
2023-05-10T12:30:25+01:00

-Corporate client

“I sold my Optical Practice using Richard Bell as my solicitor. Throughout it all I relied on Richard’s straightforward advice. He was knowledgeable and professional throughout and kept me well informed of progress. I received prompt replies to emails and thorough explanations at all stages of the transaction. I cannot recommend his services highly enough.”

Contact a Solicitor for Opticians

To discuss the sale or purchase of an opticians practice with our specialists please call 01254606008 or contact the team by email at info@farleys.com.

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