Service Charges in GP Premises


This webinar will equip BMA members with key information on when service charges may be payable and how they may be challenged.

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Free for BMA members and non-members

What to expect from this webinar

BMA members will leave this session with a good understanding of what service charges are, when they are payable and how they may be challenged.


What you will learn

• What service charges are.
• An overview of service charges in written leases.
• An overview of service charges in unwritten leases.
• How you can challenge service charges.
• Key takeaways from the BMA assisted Valley View & Ors v-v NHS Property Services
• How we can help


Key speakers

Stephen Meade, Clare Good and Cai O’Kane – who acted on the Valley view case.

Stephen Meade, partner

Stephen leads the Commercial disputes team. He handles all types of commercial disputes for a variety of clients, including major corporates, corporate trustees and investor groups.

Stephen has significant experience of acting on behalf of major corporates, corporate trustees and SMEs. His recent clients include the British Medical Association, Insure and Go Insurance, and Hartley Pensions.

He has acted in a number of high profile matters that have attracted a high level of public interest, including a judicial review challenging the decision of the Secretary of State for Health to impose a new contract for junior doctors. With particular expertise in contentious property work, Stephen acts for owners, landlords, tenants and developers.

Clare Good, senior associate

Clare is a senior associate in our Commercial disputes team, helping with a variety of commercial, business and property disputes – both residential and commercial.

Clare acts for companies, individuals and social housing landlords in a wide variety of property disputes, including complex dilapidations claims, disrepair claims, and breaches of covenant. She has significant experience acting for landlords and tenants, both commercial and residential, in a wide variety of complex property disputes.

Clare has a keen interest in the healthcare sector, and regularly advise GP partnerships on premises issues, including disputes regarding payments pursuant to the Premises Costs Directions. She also provides strategic advice in relation to property issues arising out of developments.

Cai O’Kane, solicitor

Cai is a solicitor in our Commercial disputes team. He assists with a variety of commercial disputes. Prior to joining Capital, Cai worked in the litigation and disputes resolution department of a leading Dublin-based commercial firm where he assisted with a variety of contentious and regulatory issues. Cai also spent time working in the law department of Dublin City Council where he gained experience in litigation, conveyancing, and data protection.

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