Ask the experts: Legal

Lynne Abbess is a partner and head of the practitioner team in specialist healthcare solicitors Hempsons and offers outline advice to GPs in England and Wales. Email: or call 020 7839 0278

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Lynne Abbess explains what a practice should do if it believes it's global sum is too low.

Practice management and finance tips for 2013

Medeconomics' panel of experts provide their top tips for GP practices in the year ahead.

Video: The key premises issues for GP practices in 2013

Solicitor Lynne Abbess explains how to protect your premises in a tough legal and financial climate, in an exclusive video interview.

Video: How to ensure your GP partnership is legally fit for 2013

Solicitor Lynne Abbess explains why an up-to-date GP partnership deed is essential for a strong practice.

Video: How to deal with a difficult GP partner - and the green socks clause

As GP partnerships develop to meet new challenges, solicitor Lynne Abbess explains how to tackle a partner who no longer fits the team.

Ask the experts: Charging the police

Lynne Abbess answers one practice's question about whether you can charge the police a fee for providing copies of a patient's notes.


Partner dispute

Q: The arbitration clause in our partnership deed says that if partners fall out that 'such dispute, difference or question shall be referred to a single arbitrator to be agreed upon by the parties to the dispute...' Can just one partner start the process and is the arbitrator's decision binding on all partners?

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