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Amanda Callaghan

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Browne Jacobson LLP

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Health, Advisory and Litigation


Amanda sits on the firm’s Manchester Board and national Operations Board.  She also leads the firm’s publicly funded health care practice in the North West, overseeing complex NHSLA defence work, and acting in addition for a range of private clinicians and clinics. Amanda also has extensive experience in defence work for the Medical Protection Society. 

She started her career in healthcare in London, moving to the NW Regional Health Authority legal team and then in to private practice.  With over 25 years of experience in the healthcare advisory and claims field, she is well respected by clients and legal peers who recognise her depth of knowledge of healthcare organisations and governance and her commitment to the support and defence of clinicians. 

She is regularly involved in training clinicians and this year, she will speak at the BMA Medico-legal conference. 

Notable, recent personal clinical negligence results include: 

  • Trial win and costs recovery in a colorectal cancer case
  • Discontinuance and costs recovery for multi-party defendants in a claim for allegedly delayed management of a breast cancer patient; physical and severe psychiatric illness and lifetime loss of earnings. Amanda acted for all NHS and privately indemnified Defendants.
  • Discontinuance for a private client ophthalmologist arising from laser eye surgery

Discontinuance for multi-party defendants, in the pre-trial period in a complex claim by a young person with a delayed diagnosis of Crohn’s colitis and life-long colostomy


Trained J Tickle & Co. London; following qualification joined North West Regional Health Authorty’s legal team; moved to Hempsons in 1995 and became a partner; joined Browne Jacobson LLP in 2013 as a partner in the Manchester office.


Two Percent club.


University of Birmingham (LLB (Hons)); Chester College of Law (Solicitors Final Examination).


Enjoys going to the gym, book club and concerts and raising her children.

North West: Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant

Within: Leading individuals

Amanda Callaghan - Browne Jacobson LLP

Within: Clinical negligence: defendant

Browne Jacobson LLP  has the ‘tenacious and thorough’ Amanda Callaghan  who plays a pivotal role in leading the firm’s publicly funded health care practice in the North West and in supervising NHS Resolution defence work. Callaghan also acts for private clinicians and has considerable experience in defence work for the Medical Protection Society. The ‘excellent and pragmatic’ Andrew Peel leads the UK and international practice on clinical negligence and regulatory matters for private sector healthcare providers and insurers. Associate Heather Caddy  is ‘well respected in the healthcare market’. Caddy advises NHS trusts and independent health providers on a range of contentious matters such as claims involving neurological injuries, neonatal deaths, complex orthopaedics, psychiatric injuries and delayed diagnosis. The team has an impressive array of other clients such as HCA, BUPA, NHS England in addition to Stockport NHS Foundation Trust.

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North West: Public sector


Within: Health

Amanda Callaghan at Browne Jacobson LLP  leads a team that ‘is always available and is very quick to respond’. Andrew Peel handles clinical negligence and regulatory matters for private sector healthcare providers and insurers. The ‘very impressiveRebecca Fitzpatrick is recommended for her work on mental health and mental capacity law. Associate Edward Pollard and solicitor Victoria Colclough  provide ‘well-thought-through advice’. Gerard Hanratty joined from Capsticks LLP  and has extensive experience of representing NHS bodies in judicial reviews and on service reconfiguration. An impressive roster of clients includes North West Ambulance NHS Trust, Chorley and South Ribble CCG in addition to NHS Birmingham Cross City CCG.

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