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Hazel Phillips


T: 01225 730 166 (DDI)
T: 01225 730 100

Hazel is a specialist healthcare lawyer whose clients include care organisations, pharmacies, GPs, dentists, day nurseries and healthcare banks.

Hazel and the team at Royds Withy King were absolutely outstanding in their diligence and their ability to solve problems when the need arises. There was never any sense of frustration or complexity, just sound legal advice and a willingness to solve any issues as they arose. They were always happy to take our phone calls and e-mails and offer advice and reassurance at what can be a very stressful time.
Dave Nickels, Drurys Pharmacies Limited

Hazel’s expertise covers sales and acquisitions, contracts, business structure, governance and refinancing. She also has experience of advising on and negotiating local authority framework agreements and tenders and has previously assisted numerous care providers in fee negotiations with funders.

Hazel has a thorough understanding of the regulatory systems operated by CQC, CSSIW, GPhC and OFSTED. She is regularly consulted by agents, accountants and banks in respect of queries over registration and compliance issues which may arise during an acquisition or sale. Her knowledge and reputation means she is often instructed in addition to the existing legal team.

Her clients include new entrants, sole traders, small and large groups.

Recent experience includes:

  • acting for existing care operator in purchase of nursing home for £2.2m
  • acting for sellers in sale of their care company for £5,7m
  • acting for 18 home care group in £80m sale and leaseback to a US REIT
  • advising sellers in sale of two-pharmacy group in Cornwall to a national corporate for £2.5m
  • advising dental practice on re-drafting and updating of partnership agreement
  • advising exiting sole trader on sale of dental practice in Bristol
  • acting for first time buyer in purchase of day care nursery in Kent for £500,000.

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I really enjoy working with new clients, getting to know their business and helping them to achieve their goals. It's important to me to take time to understand how my clients’ businesses operate so that I can become part of their team, someone they can trust and count on.

Hazel Phillips

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Buying or selling a dental practice: change in process for applications to the Care Quality Commission and NHS England

11 October 2018

Our Health & Social Care team explain the new approach the CQC is planning to take in relation to the application process on the sale of dental practices. Although as yet unpublished, the new process will pose problems for both buyers and sellers of dental practices.

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CMA propose sweeping changes to service user contracts

6 June 2018

Hazel Phillips in our Health & Social Care team provides an update on CMA guidance on how care providers should comply with consumer legislation in respect of service user contracts.

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CQC introduces statement of financial viability

28 February 2018

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published updated guidance for providers on how it will assess a provider’s financial viability in the context of applications for registration.

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Thinking of selling your pharmacy business? We give our top tips…

20 February 2018

When selling a pharmacy business, the key considerations for sellers are to achieve the asking price, exit quickly and cleanly and keep professional costs down.

In order to achieve this, it is vital that sellers are well-prepared with compliant and complete documentation. Our experience has shown that very often the same issues crop up resulting in delays, additional costs and opportunities for buyers to re-negotiate prices and request retentions. To increase your chances for a smooth process- plan ahead!

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Health & Social Care team at Royds Withy King advises on two pharmacy sales

29 May 2018

This month (May 2018), the Health & Social Care team at Royds Withy King has helped two pharmacies – one in Bristol and one in Leicester – change hands. Hazel Phillips, partner and head of Health & Social Care team …

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Royds Withy King negotiates sale of Somerset adult care businesses

10 May 2018

A Somerset-based company which provides residential care for adults with physical, learning and mental health disabilities, has sold its care home and homecare businesses for an undisclosed sum with help from the Health & Social Care team at law firm …

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