Amanda Mead

Amanda Mead

Partner Cambridge, United Kingdom

Qualification

  •  Qualified in England and Wales, 2006

Amanda joined Kennedys in April 2001 and qualified in 2006. She is an integral part of the Kennedys’ Cambridge office and was appointed as partner by way of internal promotion in 2015 where she leads a team of solicitors and legal assistants.

Amanda works primarily for the NHS Resolution but also provides advice and assistance to local NHS Trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) on contentious and non-contentious matters. She has particular experience in clinical negligence cases which involve cerebral palsy, neurological injuries and neonatal issues. Amanda has however managed a broad range of clinical negligence cases during her career.

Amanda regularly advises on Court of Protection and general healthcare issues and provides advice and training to NHS Trusts and CCGs on matters such as consent, end of life care and Inquests. She has a specialist Court of Protection practice and has managed claims which relate to decisions relating to treatment or withdrawal of treatment as well as Deprivation of Liberty.

Amanda is the client partner for several local Trusts offering advice and support on the investigation of incidents and issues such as Mortality Review. She regularly advises and represents Trusts at Inquest and also attends and advises a Community Trust on policy decisions at Grand Round. This has involved considering issues for the Trust in their implementation of a five year plan.

Amanda has contributed to and published articles for publications such as Health service journal (HSJ) and Kennedys Healthcare Brief.

 

Amanda Mead and Rob Tobin are extremely knowledgeable and have access to a wealth of extended information and contacts if needed. They are accessible and flexible and help with many random scenarios.

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Work highlights

  • Obtained a treatment declaration to allow termination of a pregnancy in a patent who lacked capacity [2016].
  • Successfully mediated a difficult claim for psychiatric injuries under the NHS Litigation Authority’s mediation pilot [2015].
  • Successfully defended a claim relating to hernia repair surgery which raised Montgomery consent arguments [2015].
  • Successfully advised an NHS Trust at a difficult prison death Inquest with multiple parties involved.  By undertaking detailed pre-Inquest evidence the Trust escaped any criticism by the Coroner and also the litigation claim that followed [2015]. 
  • Advised on a claim for birth injuries where the adult Claimant had capacity and had some significant abilities which were being discounted by the Claimant. Both a liability discount and a settlement discount was achieved [2016].
  • Successfully negotiated settlement on a surgical claim where the MDU was the co-defendant and the issues included the surgeon’s dismissal from the Trust and referral to the GMC. Damages agreed at £3 million.  Following resolution of the claim Claimant’s solicitors sought over £2 million in costs which were substantially reduced with solicitor’s assistance following preliminary detailed assessment [2013].
  • Obtained a treatment declaration to allow bilateral amputation of a patient with learning difficulties suffering from sepsis [2016].

Market recognition

  • A Leading Individual and Recommended Lawyer for 'Clinical negligence (East Anglia)'
    "Amanda Mead and Rob Tobin are extremely knowledgeable and have access to a wealth of extended information and contacts if needed. They are accessible and flexible and help with many random scenarios."
    The Legal 500 UK 2019/20
  • A Leading Individual for 'Medical Malpractice - defendant (East Anglia)'
    "Amanda Mead is 'an effective and well-liked leader'."
    The Legal 500 UK 2018/19
  • Leading Individual for Clinical negligence: defendant
    The Legal 500 UK 2017
    “Amanda Mead is noted for her ability to ‘see issues clearly and for her empathy’.”

 

 

Market recognition
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    Leading Individual

    The Legal 500 UK 2020

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2020

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    Leading Individual

    The Legal 500 UK 2019

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    Leading Individual

    The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2016

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2016