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Preparing for retirement PART 3 (WEBINAR RECORDING)

Event Type
Event Subject
Business management
Wednesday 18 November 2020 - Monday 2 August 2021
00:00 - 02:00
BDA e-learning
Address, ONLINE
Booking Fees
  • Dental Care Professional: £20.00
  • Essential Member: £40.00
  • Expert Member: £40.00
  • Extra Member: £40.00
  • Senior member: £40.00
  • Non member: £60.00
  • Student member: £40.00

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Preparing for retirement – Practice disposal and avoiding post-sale problems

*A recording of an online event that took place on Wednesday 18 November 2020*

This session is applicable for practice owners


Additional online Preparing for retirement events:


Preparing for retirement – Financial planning - this session is applicable for associates, salaried service dentists and practice owners

Preparing for retirement – Tax planning and practice sales - this session is applicable for practice owners


Sponsored by:

GoodmanGrant logoMediestates logo


The BDA's longstanding Preparing for retirement seminar was delivered live and online in November 2020 and is now available to view on-demand until early February 2021.

The online event has been delivered in three, easy-to-access sessions, with the same great content and speakers. You can book all three parts of the online event to gain financial advice on your retirement and understand the issues associated with selling your practice. Alternatively, you can book one or two of the events depending on your current needs.



This online event will provide the participant with guide to disposing of their practice and any post-sale clinical problems that may arise.


Learning objectives:

  • Understand the legal aspects of disposing of your practice
  • Prevent post-sale problems arising from clinical care

Learning content:

The online event will provide the participant with the tools needed to sell their practice when retiring.  This will be done through a series of 2 lectures. 



19:00Legal aspects of disposing of the practice
  • Understanding the process involved in selling the practice and what information you will need to provide
  • Tips for making the transaction run smoothly
  • Examining the legal costs involved
  • Issues arising in relation to the transfer of NHS contracts
  • CQC issues.

Ray Goodman, Executive Chairman, Goodman Grant Solicitors

20:00Preventing post-sale problems arising from clinical care
  • Problems with patient complaints when you retire – how immune are you really?
  • What are the dento-legal risks of the sale process?
  • Actions to take clinically before and during a sale to minimise the risk of problems for you during your retirement
  • Reviewing how the standard of your dental care could potentially affect your sale price
  • What to do if the buyer, or one of your patients, knocks on your door and claims you have been negligent.

Len D'Cruz, Senior Dental Legal Advisor, BDA

​21:00​​End of event



​Member​£40 per online event
​Non-member​£60 per online event
​DCP​£20 per online event
​Non-dental spouse​£20 per online event

The above fees apply to the online version of this event.

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About the speakers

Len D'Cruz

Len D’Cruz
Senior Dental Legal Advisor, BDA

Len is the BDA’s senior dento-legal advisor, a general dental practitioner, foundation trainer and practice owner testing the NHS prototypes. He has 21 years’ experience as a dento-legal advisor supporting dentists with complaints, clinical and regulatory issues, and clinical negligence claims.

Ray Goodman

Ray Goodman
Executive Chairman, Goodman Grant Solicitors


Thank you to our sponsors - Goodman Grant and MediEstates


GoodmanGrant logoGoodman Grant Solicitors

Headed by NASDAL Lawyers Group Past Chairman Ray Goodman and ASPD Past Chairman John Grant, there is no law firm in the country better equipped to provide solutions to dentists’ legal issues. With over 75 years combined experience and the largest team of specialist dental lawyers in the country, Goodman Grant has a comprehensive understanding of the commercial and professional objectives of dental practices, along with the relevant legal requirements.
We are experienced in dealing with the intricacies of dental law which enables us to efficiently handle the specific requirements of the dental industry. As a specialist practice our team deals with dental practice transactions on a national basis from our offices in Liverpool, Leeds and London. Our scope is not limited to dental practice sales and purchases, with experts in each area we are well equipped to assist dentists with all of their legal requirements.

Mediestates logoMediEstates

MediEstates is a family run business that has grown and developed alongside the dental industry and is now acknowledged as the largest specialist broker of Dental Practices in the UK. Our signature approach, personable yet highly driven, has seen us set the benchmark service standards within the sector. Selling your practice can be a difficult time, our expert advice is there to ease the process and inform you at every stage. Alongside our sister companies of MediCruit and MediFinancial we form the UK’s largest dental consultancy company and have the know-how to make your sale as effortless as we can.



Development Outcomes: B and D

2 hours CPD

A CPD certificate (in the name of the purchaser) will be available to download once viewing of this online lecture has been completed.



Further information

Should you have any questions regarding this online event please email the team