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Lynne Abbess

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Real estate.


Heads up the practitioner/professional services team. Lynne‚Äôs first area of expertise is in partnership formations/mergers/terminations/disputes. It extends into more commercially based practice advice governing relationships with third parties ‚Äď and in the case of NHS GPs, including specifically advice about their provider contracts with NHSE and other organisations. Her second area of expertise is in real estate to include advice relating to primary care centre developments, LIFT premises, cost rent, valuation issues for GPs (for whom certain types of sales can constitute a criminal offence if not structured properly); general landlord and tenant advice; and ways of minimising/avoiding SDLT (particularly in the partnership context).


Qualified 1982. Based at Hempsons throughout her professional career; head of practitioner/professional services team. Publications of note: Lynne has authored multiple publications in a variety of healthcare journals (including GP Magazine and Medeconomics) and has co-authored and contributed to a number of books including ‚ÄėA Practitioners Guide to LLP Law and Regulation‚Äô.


Association of Partnership Practitioners ‚Äď founder member and past Hon Sec; Working Party member on the Reform of Partnership Law; Primary Care Premises Forum ‚Äď founder member and Joint Chair.

London: Corporate and commercial


Within: Partnership

Hempsons is 'clearly a market leader in the medical partnership field', a reputation that is embodied by its practice head, 'problem-solver' Ross Clark , who possesses 'superb knowledge of NHS systems'. In addition to an active medical M&A practice, he also has significant experience in the formation of primary care partnership models and the establishment and reorganisations of GP Provider Organisations (GPPOs). 'Good communicator' and 'clear-thinker' Ian Hempseed advised Encompass GP Partnerships to incorporate a company limited by shares for the purpose of representing the practices within its locality and enabling it to bid for specific contracts. Faisal Dhalla is noted for his expertise in partnership disputes, while Bryn Morgan specialises in real estate issues arising out of medical partnerships. Known for providing 'frank advice', Lynne Abbess retired in July 2017, but is often called upon as a consultant.

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