Knights’ specialist pharmacy group brings together regulatory, litigation, commercial, property and employment lawyers to provide expert legal advice to pharmacists and pharmacy businesses

The team’s experience includes acting for individual pharmacists, independent pharmacies and major multiples on all legal issues affecting the sector.  Knights also regularly acts for the National Pharmacy Association (the UK-wide trade association for independent community pharmacy). 

Our areas of expertise

  • GPhC fitness to practise investigations
  • Ethical guidance and compliance, particularly in relation to joint ventures with GPs
  • Registration and assessment examination issues
  • GPhC inspections
  • NHS England market entry, relocation and exit
  • FHSAU appeals
  • Breach and Remedial Notices
  • Judicial Review
  • Pharmacy sales and acquisitions
  • Lease drafting, renewal and negotiation
  • Planning applications and appeals
  • Litigation and disputes
  • Crisis management/defamation/reputation protection
  • Patient claims and insurance coverage issues
  • Drafting and reviewing employment contracts and locum agreements
  • Employment policies, procedures and handbooks
  • Disciplinary, dismissal, dispute, grievance and Employment Tribunal situations
  • Bespoke training on a range of employment law topics
  • Partnership and LLP Agreements
  • Banking and refinancing
  • Tax advice
  • All forms of commercial contracts

Meet the team

Andrea James Partner T:+44 (0) 1625 704123 M:+44 (0) 7464 549168
Jonathan Tyson Partner T:+44 (0) 1782 338832 M:+44 (0) 7770 959969
Oliver Wright Senior Associate T:+44 (0) 1625 704120 M:+44 (0) 7436 161728