Andrew Lockhart

Andrew Lockhart-Mirams

After a number of years as Managing Partner in a well-known healthcare firm, Andrew co-founded Lockharts Solicitors with Ros Parkin in 1995 and was the firm’s Senior Partner until Lockharts joined VWV in January 2017 where he continued as a consultant until 31 January 2018. He now focuses exclusively on mediation and arbitration work together with consulting and facilitating work – helping parties to “get together`’ either after work related difficulties or when, for example, contemplating a merger.

From the mid 1980s Andrew provided external legal advice to both the BMA and the BDA on a wide range of regulatory and contractual issues affecting doctors and dentists including the New GMS Contract in 2004 and the New Dental Contract in 2006. He has developed a detailed understanding of the implications of the Health & Social Care Act 2012 and regularly advised on the associated strategy and policy issues. Andrew’s work takes on board the developments of MCPs, PACS  and ACOs in line with the Five Year Forward View.

His negotiation experience includes detailed work with UK Government departments, and litigation and dispute cases in Canada, Bermuda and Australia.

Andrew worked extensively with provider organisations across the healthcare field and was substantially involved in the development of practice mergers and “Super Partnerships”.

Two outstanding awards for his professional work are amongst Andrew’s achievements. In 2005, he was given an award at the ‘Annual LMC Conference Dinner’ in recognition of 21 years’ service to GPs in the UK., and in 2011, his name was entered on the ‘BDA’s Roll of Distinction for Outstanding Services to UK Dentistry’, the only solicitor to have received this award.

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