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Preparing for retirement, London

Event Type
Event Subject
Practice management
Development Outcomes (B, D)
Topic Groups (Practice Management)
Friday 15 November 2019
09:00 - 17:30
British Dental Association
64 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 8YS, England
Ray Goodman, Daniel James, Philip McEvoy, Alan Suggett, Anne Barker, Len D'Cruz
Booking Fees
  • Dental Care Professional: £145.00
  • Essential member: £195.00
  • Expert member: £195.00
  • Extra member: £195.00
  • Senior member: £195.00
  • Non member: £275.00
  • Student member: £195.00

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Preparing for retirement

A comprehensive and independent guide to retirement planning


Friday 15 November 2019   |   LONDON


Alternative date:

Friday 13 March 2020   | YORK


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Learning objectives

  • To gain financial advice on retirement
  • To understand the benefits of the NHS pension
  • To understand the issues associated with the sale of your practice


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Full day price (5 1/2 hours CPD)

​BDA members:  £195

Non-members: £275

​Dental Care Professionals: £145

All costs includes refreshments, a standing buffet lunch and course documentation (where applicable). This event is exempt from VAT.

Half day AM only price* (3 hours CPD)

​BDA members: £115

Non-members: £165

​Dental Care Professionals: £85


*Up to 20 places available for half-day AM only delegates


"Very well presented, lots of useful information, thank you!"

Preparing for retirement, Birmingham 2019




Registration, refreshments and exhibition

​09:00 Opening remarks from the Chair
​09:05 Pre-retirement planning
  • Changing rules – threats and opportunities
  • Start with the end in mind
  • Making the most of what you've got
  • Understanding and managing risks
  • Tax effectiveness

Daniel James, Director of Client Services, Lloyd & Whyte

09:35 A pension perspective
  • To understand the benefits provided by the NHS pension schemes
  • To outline state pension entitlements, including the State Pension age, state pension increases and how to maximise state pension entitlement
  • To be informed of any other current developments concerning pensions.

10:15 Morning refreshments and exhibition    
10:45 Planning at retirement
  • Pension freedoms – what does it mean
  • Accessing and managing your income
  • Legacy and inheritance planning.

Daniel James, Director of Client Services, Lloyd & Whyte

​11:30 Maximising value, and minimising tax, when you retire
  • Tax planning for employed, self-employed and incorporated dentists
  • Tips for making sure your NHS pension is correctly recorded
  • Maximising practice sale proceeds
  • Taxation of your retirement income
  • Action now for a tax efficient retirement.

Alan Suggett, Dental Partner, UNW Chartered Accountants

12.30 Lunch and exhibition
13.30 What is your practice worth?
  • Fluctuation of dental goodwill values over 15 years
  • Process of selling and maximising your value
  • Exit strategy and your practice disposal planning.

Anne Barker, Chief Executive Officer, MediEstates


Legal 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 and dealing with them successfully.

 Ray Goodman, Managing Director, Goodman Grant Solicitors


Afternoon refreshments and exhibition
15.40 Preventing post-sale problems arising from clinical care
  • Problems with patient complains 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 on 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

16.30 Close of seminar




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Alan Suggett

Dental Partner, UNW Chartered Accountants

Alan is a Chartered Accountant and partner in charge of the Dental Business Unit of UNW LLP chartered Accountants (currently acting for more than 400 dentists). Alan writes regularly for the dental press. He is also a member of ASPD, and the National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers (NASDAL) and a member of the technical committee. Alan is the editor of the quarterly NASDAL goodwill survey which analyses all member client practice sales and valuations.

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Anne Barker

Chief Executive Officer, MediEstates

Anne is the founder of the MediHoldings Group - MediCruit, MediEstates and MediFinancial, a family run, 16 year established company which offers services across the whole dental spectrum such as Practice Sales, Recruitment, Finance.

Prior to MediCruit Anne was a partner at ETI which specialised in Optometry and Nursing.  She developed the team from 4 to 26 and worked closely with companies such as Boots Plc, NHS trusts and other recognised bodies on a large scale.

Her specialist sector for the last 15 years is dentistry, where she understands the needs of dental professionals, practice owners, practice buyers, independent and corporate.  Anne regularly speaks at BDA Seminars, and has regular slot writing for the main dental magazines distributed throughout the UK

Anne is also proud mother and operates a good work life balance.  She also supports MediHoldings chosen charity, Every Cloud, which helps people diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Daniel James

Director of Client Services, Lloyd & Whyte

Daniel has been helping dentists prepare for a financially secure retirement for over 16 years, as Director and Independent Financial Adviser at Lloyd & Whyte. With over 25 years' experience in the financial services industry, Daniel appreciates the unique requirements associated with the dental profession, and how to make more of your money in when approaching retirement age and beyond.

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Len D'Cruz

Senior Dento-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.


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Phil McEvoy

Head of Pensions, BDA

Phil was appointed as the BDA's Head of Pensions in July 2017.  Prior to this he worked in the occupational pensions industry and for two large trade unions, offering advice and leadership to members in a number of sectors including civil service, local government, energy, manufacturing and health.  As part of his duties Phil has sat on many pensions boards, advised a number of parliamentary committees and negotiated on behalf of tens of thousands of workers at hundreds of employers.  When not talking pensions, he enjoys spending time with his young family and relaxing over a good spreadsheet

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Ray Goodman

Managing Director, Goodman Grant Solicitors

Ray is the Managing Director of Goodman Grant Solicitors, a dedicated dental law firm that specialises in the sale and purchase of dental practices. Ray is also the Past Chairman of the Lawyers group of NASDAL (National Association of Dental Accountants and Lawyers) and a Member of the Association of Specialist Providers for Dentists (ASPD). Through providing legal services to dentists and the dental industry for over 20 years, Ray has a comprehensive understanding of the commercial and professional objectives of dental practices, along with the relevant legal requirements.




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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.

​​Goodman Grant Solicitors


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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.



Full day 5 1/2 hours CPD

Half day 3 hours CPD

The seminar meets the educational criteria set by the GDC for verifiable CPD (5 1/2 hours for full day delegates and 3 hours for half day delegates) and is certified by the British Dental Association.






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