Why A Commercial Lawyer Should Be Retained By Every Dental Practice

Why A Commercial Lawyer Should Be Retained By Every Dental Practice

A dentists working days present an array of challenges from filling cavities of those who have poor oral health to cleaning and polishing teeth of those who want their pearly whites to look incredible. We are also sure that not too many minutes of your days are filled with thoughts on legal matters.

When we say legal matters, we are referring to those which apply to owning and running a dental practice business. Many of the legal matters which could crop up in the operation of a dental practice can be run-of-the-mill such as ensuring you comply with employment law as it relates to your staff, however, there can also be less mundane matters such as being sued by a disgruntled patient.

It could also be the case that you need to take legal action against another person or business because you have been wronged, Examples include patients who refuse to pay their bills, or a supplier sending you dental equipment that does not meet the standards they promised.

For all of the above, and indeed many other legal scenarios, there is one person who you should have by your side figuratively, and that is your commercial lawyer, who can be invaluable to your dental practice in all legal matters. To emphasise that point more, below are five benefits that illustrate why retaining a commercial lawyer for your dental practice is not just advisable, but essential.

Their Knowledge And Experience Of Commercial Law Is At Your Disposal

We hope it is safe to say you have no desire to spend hours poring over legal books to help you in legal matters if they arise in your dental business. This is why retaining a commercial lawyer is essential because, not only will they have read all the books, but will also have spent years adding to their knowledge and experience so that it is available to clients such as yourself.

Commercial Lawyers Can Help You Avoid Many Legal Problems Before They Arise

One of the best ways to deal with legal complications concerning your dental practice is to take steps to ensure they never happen in the first place. That is exactly what your commercial lawyer can help facilitate by advising what actions to take and which to avoid if they could leave you at risk of facing legal claims under civil law or worse, criminal prosecution for inadvertently breaking commercial law.

They Help You Gain Legal Recourse When Someone Wrongs You

Much of what we have discussed has been about you using a commercial lawyer to protect your dental business from legal action brought by others against you. However, what if the roles were reversed and it is you or your dental practice which is the wronged party, and you wish to seek legal redress? Well, that is another reason to have a commercial lawyer who can represent you in any legal action you wish to take against another party.

Their Advice Will Help If You Expand Your Dental Practice Business

We hope that your dental practice is so successful that you are contemplating expanding by opening one or more additional dental practices in other locations. Business expansion is exciting, but it can be a legal minefield. Matters such as renting or buying commercial property, employing or transferring existing employees, and buying or leasing new equipment are just three for which you will need legal advice to add to all the other legal matters you will encounter.

Any Fees They Charge Will Be More Than Repaid In The Legal Costs They Save You

Have you considered the costs of losing a legal claim brought against you or your dental business? They can be huge financially, and bad publicity relating to your credibility as a dentist can be devastating. Not every claim brought to court is justified but why leave it to chance by not having the right legal representation to defend you if such as claim is made? No matter what your commercial lawyer’s fee is, it will be a drop in the ocean compared to what they could save you.