Andrew Lockhart-Mirams

Veale Wasbrough Vizards


















Telephone: 0207 665 0947



Andrew Lockhart-Mirams is a Consultant in the Commercial Team at Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP.

Andrew has a national reputation for his work in the development of PMS and APMS agreements. In addition to producing agreements for federations of practices, he has produced shareholder agreements for provider companies wishing to supply services to PCT’s (historically) and currently CCGs and Local Authorities, in response to commissioning recommendations. He has developed a detailed understanding of the implications of the Health & Social Care Bill and regularly advises on the associated strategy and policy issues. His work takes on board the developments of MCPs and PACS in line with the Five Year Forward View.

He and his colleagues regularly advise healthcare practitioners on issues relating to practice developments, practice mergers and acquisitions, NHS England tendering and employment issues, together with superannuation.

Andrew co-founded Lockharts Solicitors in 1995 and was Lockharts’ Senior Partner for 21 years before Lockharts merged with Veale Wasbrough Vizards (VWV) on 30 January 2017.

Andrew has over 15 years of primary care regulatory and contract work at another highly respected healthcare firm before founding Lockharts. 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, and in 2005, Andrew 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’, the only solicitor to have received this award.

Andrew is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and regularly deals with arbitrations and mediation work. He regularly contributes to healthcare press and lectures on healthcare topics throughout England and Wales. Andrew has also been named as a ‘Super Lawyer for Business Affairs’ in 2013.

“Masterfully powerful yet elegantly subtle-supremely persuasive (sounds like a Premier Cru Claret?!). Seriously we’re greatly impressed and offer renewed thanks.” – Dr John Cannon approving long draft letter

“Who better than to go to the Godfather of Dental Law.” – Dental sales agent

“The main reason you did not hear is because the letter was perfect” – Client on receiving draft letter

“Andrew Lockhart-Mirams provided excellent expert advice regarding the options for practices operating as independent contractors to start to work more collaboratively.” – Karen Button (Practice Manager)

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