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Conducting a veterinary practice through a limited company 1. Legal considerations
  1. Nick Openshaw

    Nick Openshaw is a specialist business and commercial lawyer with a long-standing interest in the veterinary profession. He is based in Bideford, Devon.


FOLLOWING the modification of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons' advice on incorporation (see In Practice, March 1998, p 154), it remains to be seen whether there will be a rush to set up companies to provide veterinary services, or to convert existing partnerships or sole-trader businesses into limited companies. In this article, Nick Openshaw offers a brief introduction to the corporate world and explores some of the legal issues which will have to be addressed by those taking this route. A second article, to be published in the next issue, will look at the financial aspects of incorporation.

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