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15th February 2019

Hewitsons advises on the sale of significant medical diagnostic business

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Hewitsons recently acted for the owners of United Open MRI Limited (“United Open”) on the sale of the shares in the company to InHealth Limited, the UK’s largest specialist provider of diagnostic solutions to the NHS and independent sector. United Open is a long-established provider of upright and open MRI scans. It is the largest provider of these types of scanner in the UK operating from sites in London, Birmingham and Leeds. Opening in 2006, United Open has been offering specialist scanning services across the UK by helping anxious and claustrophobic patients overcome their fears when undertaking a scan. The company’s workforce of 21 is expecting to scan around 5,000 patients this year.

The team at Hewitsons was led by corporate partner, Neil Harpham, and also included corporate solicitor, Anne-Sophie Reynolds, with solicitor Maria Hearne advising on real estate and senior solicitor Gemma Hill advising on employment law issues.

Neil commented “We have acted for the investors in United Open for a number of years and are delighted to have been part of this successful share sale”.