Our expertise delivers peace of mind and effective solutions for those who operate in the complex area of healthcare provision

Expertise is at a premium in this sector – and Underwood & Co is one of few legal practices that have extensive experience in the health and social care sectors.

We have delivered legal services for numerous healthcare providers, including dentists and private medical practices.

There are numerous legal considerations that must be taken into account when you decide to establish a private medical practice – and during its day-to-day running through the years.

For instance, all private practitioners need a high level of indemnity cover from a medical defence body – NHS indemnity schemes do not cover private work. It is also essential to register with the Information Commission under the Data Protection Act.

It is also important to remember that doctors in private practice are not covered by employment law. As a result, any contract for the provision of service, or any commercial agreement, should be scrutinised by an expert before you sign it.

All healthcare providers should register with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). There will also be a raft of legal implications related to your premises and facilities.

Healthcare businesses that work with Underwood & Co do so because of the peace of mind that our expert help delivers. Our knowledge of the sector is backed up by our commitment to outstanding levels of customer service, which is manifested in our determination to deliver a genuinely bespoke solution to any legal situation faced by any of our clients.

We have worked with Underwood for over a decade.  We have been reassured by their excellent advice through a number of challenging transactions.  They are responsive, reliable and always good natured. I have no hesitation in recommending Underwood.”

Private Healthcare provider


I first started using Underwood and Co during incorporation of my private dental practice 15 years ago and was impressed by the friendly, organised and professional way in which I was taken care of. The Underwoods team have since assisted me with my home purchase, practice relocation and West End practice lease arrangements and have provided sound legal advice that have stood the test of time whenever required. They are my first port of call for all things legal.”

Leading Private Dental Practice