Don't forget your Associate agreement

Taking on a new associate can be an exciting experience for everyone involved but you will need to clarify everyone's duties and responsibilities on paper.

One way of doing this is to draft a watertight associate agreement with the help of an experienced solicitor. Consider how you would address your colleague's underperformance of UDA targets or how you would deal with negligent work. A legally binding associate's agreement will set in stone everyone's obligations. This will cover issues such as:financial arrangements, bad debts, termination, non-competition, dispute resolution and emergency arrangements.

Goodman Legal, Lawyers for dentists will listen closely to the requirements of each individual practice and will draw up a foolproof associate's agreement. Goodman Legal's team of solicitors is well placed to advise all parties on the most advantageous arrangements for them in the long run.

For more information please contact Ray Goodman, Goodman Legal, Lawyers for dentists on 0151 707 0090, email or visit