Amanda McCabe

Business, Charities, Commercial, Faith Based Institutions, Healthcare

Title: Partner & Head of NHS Healthcare

Tel: 0191 226 7838

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Amanda is nationally recognised as a leading healthcare lawyer. She works regularly with Chief Executives, Heads of Departments and the Boards of major NHS Trusts. Amanda is also highly respected for her knowledge of Primary Care, where her advice is sought-after by GPs and dentists across the country.


  • She advises NHS organisations on the legal aspects of the key strategic issues they currently face including new models of care structures, as well as underlying governance, structural, commercial and charitable issues;
  • Amanda provides training to Trust Boards on governance issues and is often asked to sit on steering groups for large scale projects within NHS Trusts;
  • Amanda is a regular speaker at national healthcare conferences and leads seminars and workshops. She has also written numerous articles published in healthcare industry publications;
  • She is a former Chair (2012-14) of the Association of Specialist Providers to Dentists (ASPD) and currently is Secretary of the National Association of Specialist Solicitors Advising Doctors (NASSAD);
  • Amanda also has a speciality in charitable matters where she advises both independent health related charities (and those linked to NHS Trusts. Amanda’s ability to forge long term relationships with NHS clients and build their trust is testament to her years of experience and her approachable and caring personality;
  • Elsewhere, Amanda is a trustee of the Hadrian Trust;
  • The corporate and commercial team won team of the year at the 2019 Northern Law Awards.

Faith Based Institution Experience:

Amanda has considerable experience in acting on behalf of Faith Based Institution and other charity clients over many years including:

  • The Anglican Church
  • Methodist Church Managing Trustees

Her particular expertise is setting up charities, advising on charitable and company law, advising on funding implications, setting up Charitable Incorporated Organisations and Community Interest Companies, advising on governance and contracting with third parties.

Amanda regularly gives talks to clients and co-professionals and is a national specialist in relation to these matters.

Client/professional quotes:

Amanda has been listed as a “leading individual” for Healthcare by the Legal 500 since 2015, the Healthcare team was described as being “a true leader in the healthcare field.” The guide says “Amanda Maskery is at the top of her field in the GP and Dental sectors.

The 2024 Guide added “Amanda McCabe has been very supportive of our Trust, offering us her services when we were temporarily without a company secretary. She knows the Trust well and her values are very much aligned to our values.”

Amanda was been praised as being a ‘notable practitioner’ in the Chambers UK Guides since 2017 and “recognised as a leading specialist in the dental and GP sectors.” She was also described as being “an outstanding solicitor who has a very strong reputation for both dental and GP work,” and is further praised for being “very approachable, helpful and quick to respond.” Her recent work includes advising on partner exits and practice mergers.

The 2024 Guide said “Amanda is my go-to person for all of our queries. Her commercial knowledge is incredible and she is the first port of call for dealing with any complex commercial queries.” “She is a leader and can come up with innovative solutions.” “She is a great lawyer.” “Amanda is highly skilled and pragmatic, with great understanding of the NHS.”

The 2023 Guide added “Amanda is extremely skilled, knowledgeable and can always be relied upon to help. She is effective, accurate and pragmatic.”

The 2022 Guide stated “she is at the forefront of both the medical and dental sectors in the legal profession” and “Amanda is extremely knowledgeable, always knows the correct answer and can appreciate the NHS politics that we need to be aware of. Nothing is too much trouble and she often deals with queries at the very last minute, even when away from the office.”

It also stated “Amanda is a go-to lawyer due to her knowledge on primary care – she’s a really good partnership lawyer” and “she’s approachable yet unflappable.”

The Healthcare team was also described as being “efficient, knowledgeable and very well respected.” Interviewees remarked that the firm “has great contacts within the healthcare sector.”

The 2019 Guide described her as being an “excellent practitioner” who is “very responsive, friendly and easy to deal with.” The Guide also described the Healthcare team as being “a great all-round firm who have the skills and people to provide support for all eventualities” One client noted: “They are very responsive to queries and give very balanced and sensible advice in terms that make sense.”

Key Practice Areas

  • Healthcare
  • Sales, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Medical Partnerships and LLPs
  • Contracts
  • Charities
  • Commercial
  • NHS Trusts
  • Primary Care – GPs & Dentists
  • Governance
  • Corporate Finance