Mrs Leah Groves > Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP > Chelmsford, England > Lawyer Profile

Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP
16 BADDOW ROAD
CHELMSFORD
CM2 0DG
England

Work Department

Healthcare (Corporate & Commercial)

Position

Solicitor and Partner. 

With extensive experience and specialist knowledge in the healthcare sector, Leah has successfully established a niche for FJG in healthcare acquisitions.  Her particular specialism lies in buying and selling dental practices (NHS, private or mixed) by way of asset or share transactions; acting for vendors and purchasers in their personal capacity, as partners or via limited companies. 

She is a skilled multi-disciplined lawyer who undertakes the commercial, property and employment aspects of the deal for the client and regularly for the lender either on a dual or sole instruction basis.  She also undertakes the legal due diligence exercise, drafts and negotiates the legal documentation, advises on the Care Quality Commission registration and for NHS businesses, liaises with the NHS England Local Area Teams to facilitate the transfer of the NHS Contract. 

Career

Completed a training contract with Abrahams Dresden LLP in London EC1 and remained there after qualifying as a Solicitor in 2005 for 14 years. Progressed from Solicitor to Partner in Abrahams Dresden LLP within 6 years.  Joined Fisher Jones Greenwood to establish a niche healthcare acquisition department in 2015 and was made Partner soon after.

Often invited, as an expert in her field, to present to dentists and other industry professionals including lecturing to the British Dental Association’s compliance and NHS team.  She has written for various healthcare industry trade publications.

Recognised as a ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ within Fisher Jones Greenwood’s Company and Commercial department in the 2019 edition of the Legal 500.

Languages

English

Memberships

Association of Specialist Providers to Dentists (known as ASPD).

Education

2002-3, APU – Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice

1999-2002, University of Hertfordshire – Law LLB (Hons)

1997-1999, Braintree College – A Level law / A Level Sociology / A Level English

1992-1997, The Rickstones School – 10 GCSEs

City & Guilds Diploma in Business studies

City & Guilds Diploma in Health and Social Care

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Essex

(Next Generation Partners)

Leah GrovesFisher Jones Greenwood LLP

Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP has a specialist healthcare department, which is led by Leah Groves, and assists clients with matters such as sales and acquisitions of dental practices, CQC registrations, partnership and expense sharing agreements, and asset and share transactions. Elsewhere, the firm generates mandates from clients in sectors such as IT, charities and education. Senior partner Tony Fisher is experienced in corporate, commercial and partnership work. Ashton Carter is another key figure in the group.