“Who better than to go to the Godfather of Dental Law.”
Dental sales agent
Andrew co-founded Lockharts in 1995 after 15 years of primary care regulatory and contract work at another highly respected healthcare firm. For more than twenty years he acted for the General Practitioners Committee of the BMA on a wide range of regulatory and contractual issues affecting GPs, including the New GMS Contract in 2004. In 2005 he was given an award at the Annual LMC Conference Dinner in recognition of 21 years service to GPs in the UK. In 2011, Andrew's name was entered on the BDA's Roll of Distinction for outstanding services to UK Dentistry.
Andrew has a national reputation for his work in the development of PMS and APMS agreements. He has produced agreements for federations of practices, and shareholder agreements for provider companies wishing to provide to PCTs, and in due course CCGs, in response to commissioning recommendations. He has followed closely all the developments coming through in the Health & Social Care Bill and regularly advises on strategy and policy issues.
In conjunction with his work for doctors, Andrew leads the commercial healthcare team at Lockharts, specialising in business advice and structures in dentistry, pharmacy, optometry and veterinary practice. In 2012, Andrew’s name was entered as the Best Lawyer in the UK in the Partnership practice area.
He and colleagues regularly advise healthcare practitioners on issues relating to practice developments, practice mergers and acquisitions, PCT tendering and employment issues, together with superannuation.
Andrew regularly contributes to healthcare press and lectures on healthcare topics throughout England and Wales.
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“Who better than to go to the Godfather of Dental Law.” - Dental sales agent
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