Michael Royden, Author at Dentistry Scotland
Michael Royden

Michael Royden

Author at Dentistry.co.uk

Michael Royden is a partner in the specialist dental team at Thorntons. mroyden@thorntons-law.co.uk Call 01382 346222.
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Practice structure – to be a company (or not to be)?

Michael Royden explains what’s involved in incorporation for a dental practice. This is a subject that we come back to fairly regularly as dental lawyers. Practices decide that they wish to incorporate. In other words, start trading as a company rather than as a sole trader or a partnership. They contact us to assist with the … Continued

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Selling your practice to a corporate

Michael Royden compares what the differences are when selling your dental practice to a corporate or to a buyer acquiring their first practice. This year has been unexpected for obvious reasons. The pandemic has caused all manner of disruption in normal life, both work and personal. Sadly it shows no signs of going away any time soon. However, … Continued

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Becoming a partner in a practice

Michael Royden looks at the pros and cons of becoming a partner in a dental practice. Many associates have a dream of owning their own practice. With finance ordinarily readily available for the right practice, they have been able to look to the market to find the practice which suits them best. I say ordinarily, … Continued

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Becoming a reluctant landlord

Michael Royden explains what’s involved if you sell a practice but retain the surgery premises. In many of the practice sales that the Thorntons dental team deals with, the surgery premises is owned by the principal, and the question arises as to whether they will also sell the surgery premises. This will vary from one … Continued

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Paying attention to the bricks and mortar

Michael Royden explains why it’s important not to forget about the bricks and mortar when considering a practice sale. The dental team at Thorntons deals with a broad range of issues for our clients, from queries regarding the sale and acquisition of practices, to disputes between partners, regulatory issues and much more. Often seen of … Continued

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Staff and a practice sale/acquisition

With a new practice principal coming in, where does that leave the staff? Michael Royden explores the options. We all know that good staff are immeasurably important to a practice. Having a happy ship with skilled employees who feel appreciated and enjoy coming to work can make the difference between success and failure. As a … Continued

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Surgery premises and common pitfalls

If you’re looking to purchase or sell a practice, do you have all the right documentation in place? Michael Royden explains what you need. Many of the most successful practices operate from newly built or newly refurbished premises. At the same time, there are a number of practices that operate from older premises, which have … Continued

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