Healthy Recommendation

November 17, 2015

Newcastle-based Sintons is confirmed as one of the leading healthcare legal firms by The Legal 500

The specialist healthcare team at law firm Sintons has cemented its reputation as the leading legal advisor to health professionals and organisations in the region and beyond, after being hailed by The Legal 500 as one of the best in the North of England.

The team at Newcastle-based Sintons works nationally in a host of disciplines and boasts some of the sector’s leading lawyers. The healthcare team is unrivalled in its capability and the strength of its client base in the North East, and its reputation extends across the whole of the UK.

The team has recently been awarded the highest praise from The Legal 500 – a comprehensive guide to law firms in the UK – by being given a top tier ranking, and winning praise for its ‘strong advice’ and ‘exceptional knowledge’ as well as its ability to stay on top of the latest legislation and issues affecting the healthcare sector.

The team incorporates specialist lawyers from across the firm, and offers a wealth of experience and capability, including highly respected property expert Hilary Parker (the longest serving non-executive director of an NHS Hospital Trust in the UK), leading medico-legal expert Barry Speker and highly esteemed commercial specialist Christopher Welch, alongside nationally known dental lawyer Amanda Maskery and property expert Victoria Armstrong.

Sintons’ healthcare capability allows the team to boast:

  • Unrivalled numbers of GP clients in the North East
  • National specialism in advising dentists, with clients across the whole of the UK
  • A growing presence and reputation in acting for NHS Trusts, with the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust being a long-standing client
  • A nationally renowned care team which acts for some of the biggest and fastest-growing care providers in the North of England
  • Niche specialism in advising pharmacies and businesses in the pharmaceutical sector, which has attracted national attention

Amanda Maskery, who is chair of the Association of Specialist Advisors to Dentists (ASPD) in the UK, says: “Our expertise and knowledge across the whole healthcare spectrum, combined with our core values of providing legal excellence alongside a very personal service, means we have established a firm foothold in the sector both regionally and nationally. As a full-service firm, we are able to offer our clients advice on a whole additional range of matters, including succession planning and options for retirement, which is another reason why Sintons really does stand out from its rivals.

“We are increasingly receiving new instructions from across the North East and the wider UK, and our ability to stay on top of new developments and issues from within the sector means that our clients are safe in the knowledge they are in the most capable hands.

“A high proportion of our clients are long-standing, which in itself says a lot about the service they receive from Sintons. We pride ourselves on being the go-to law firm for the healthcare sector and our breadth of expertise here means we can advise on any issue.”

Photo: Victoria Armstrong and Amanda Maskery, two members of Sintons’ healthcare team