New chairman elected for lawyers group

The achievements of the NASDAL (National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers) Lawyers Group include the development of a standard contract for the sale and purchase of dental practices.

Founder of the London based law firm Lockharts, Andrew has specialised in healthcare issues for more than 30 years.

His firm, of more than 20 staff, works exclusively in the healthcare sector and in 2011 Andrew became the only solicitor to be entered on the British Dental Associations Roll of Distinction for outstanding services to UK dentistry.

Ray Goodman is the retiring chairman of the group and was thanked by NASDAL’s overall chairman, Nick Ledingham, for his hard work.

Andrew Lockhart-Mirams commented: ‘Ray and I will continue to work closely together and I look forward to continuing to raise the standard of advice and support that NASDAL lawyers provide to dentists.

‘One of my first tasks will be to challenge the “budget packages” offered by some non-specialist lawyers and which result in an incomplete service.

‘Because they are unrealistic, we cannot compete with these packages price wise but we do find ourselves picking up the pieces down the line.’

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