First-ever female Chair for ASPD


One of the country’s leading dental lawyers has become the first woman to Chair the Association of Specialist Providers to Dentists (ASPD).

Amanda Maskery, Partner at law firm Sintons in Newcastle, has been elected to the top position in the ASPD, a highly esteemed national network of legal, business and financial professionals who provide services to dentists.

Amanda, hailed by Legal 500 as “a top dental sector specialist”, is part of Sintons’ nationally regarded healthcare team, and leads the dental unit within it. Under her leadership, the team has completed more than £55m of dental transactions in only three years.

She takes over at the helm from Steve Pratt, senior healthcare banking consultant at Lloyds Bank who is based in Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

Amanda also Trustee of Tyne Gateway Trust and Governor of Newcastle High School for Girls combines her dental specialism with work in the wider healthcare sector, and advises on mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, partnerships and LLPs for individuals and organisations both regionally and nationally.

Amanda said: “Through combining expertise from across the UK, the ASPD is recognised as a mark of endorsement for providers to dentists, and is one of the main places for dentists to source their legal and financial services.

“I am hugely proud to become Chair, after two years as Vice Chair, and it is an honour to become the first woman to take on this role. Working with ASPD members from across the country, I look forward to taking the organisation forward on to even greater successes.”

Outgoing chair Steve Pratt said: “I am delighted that Amanda will be taking on the Chair of ASPD. She has provided invaluable support to me personally over the past two years I have been Chairman, and her undoubted expertise, enthusiasm and humour will be continue to be a real asset to ASPD. I look forward to supporting her over her two year tenure.”


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