Our team have been selected for their knowledge and expertise to deliver a professional service and to ensure that advice to clients is delivered in a down to earth, practical and easy to understand manner. Customer care and satisfaction are paramount to our ethos.

We have built a reputation on our team being approachable and able to offer a timely and friendly service to all our clients. No issue is too small for us and we routinely offer free bespoke advice where appropriate.

Legal Team

Shanee Baker
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Shanee qualified at the Bar of England and Wales and is a strong corporate commercial lawyer who brings practical solutions to her clients. Her clients include those in the healthcare industry which is her specialty. Her career has mainly been focused on supporting businesses and her previous roles are indicative of this. She was senior legal advisor to the General Practitioners Committee of the British Medical Association for 10 years, Head of Legal at City and Guilds of London Institute and senior corporate commercial lawyer at Capita PLC.

Shanee is a member of Inner Temple, is a Trustee and Treasurer of a branch of the RAF Association and flies helicopters in her spare time.

Shanee Baker

Director/Lawyer

Martin Donoghue
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Martin qualified as a Solicitor in 1990 and has many years’ experience advising on
corporate and commercial, employment and dispute resolution matters.

He has considerable experience advising GP practices, GPs and NHS bodies, having previously worked for a nationwide law firm specialising in healthcare law. He also has considerable experience advising Fintech and other technology-based companies’ including legal advice on Distributed Ledger Technology based business models and Initial Coin Offerings.

When not acting as his family tech support desk, Martin is an avid follower of AFC Wimbledon, Surrey County Cricket Club and the Irish national rugby team.

Martin Donoghue

Solicitor

Anne Dobie
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Anne Dobie, is a commercial property solicitor with over 37 years post qualification experience. She has specialised in property throughout her career having held partnership positions in Legal 500 and Chambers & partners listed law firms. She has a depth of experience in all things commercial property and over the years has focussed also on healthcare property having advised healthcare professionals, the DoH, LMCs and their members.

Anne is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and in her spare time, enjoys time with her teenage and toddler grandchildren.

Anne Dobie

Solicitor

Claire Pye
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Claire has been a member of the LMC Law team since early 2015, working as both paralegal and client liaison. Her skills (including her drafting skills) are both extensive and practical and during her time at LMC Law has developed a wealth of corporate commercial knowledge both within and outside of the healthcare industry. Claire is also the LMC Law corporate governance lead. She also brings with her a wealth of experience from client-focused roles in companies based in the UK and Europe.

In her spare time, Claire undertakes volunteer work in her local community and enjoys Zumba.

Claire Pye

Client Manager/Paralegal

Christine Poulton
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Christine had 35 years' clinical and managerial experience in the NHS before she joined LMC Law. She is now able to apply her knowledge of General Practice and healthcare to her Client Manager role. Christine has extensive experience of client liaison, events co-ordination, and the implementation and development of new services. She provides a valuable liaison between the client and the lawyers to ensure the smooth running of projects and team admin.

In her spare time Christine is a keen gardener, runs a local Brownie group in her local village and sings in a choir.

Christine Poulton

Client Manager/Paralegal

Niobe Menelaou
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Niobe has been with LMC Law for 5 years and during that time has gained invaluable insight into the workings of the GP world. Niobe provides research support to the team to keep abreast of the ever changing NHS regulatory landscape in order to ensure that agreements and documentation are kept regularly updated. Niobe deals with GDPR and data protection queries.

In her spare time she is a passionate supporter of museums as learning spaces and has been a regular volunteer at her local museum. She loves the outdoors and enjoys going on long hikes in the countryside with her dog.

Niobe Menelaou

Researcher & Data Protection Lead

HR Team

Philip Kirby
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Philip has extensive senior management and board level experience working in the health sector having held senior roles in the NHS, both in primary and secondary care. After leaving the NHS, he maintained his interest in healthcare as Chief Executive of a major national medical charity and established new charities in Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. He has a particular interest in human resource management and business development and has been a lead for major organisational changes.

In his spare time, Philip enjoys playing golf and sailing, following football and spending time with his family.

Philip Kirby

HR Director

Amy Gapare
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Amy has extensive senior management experience specializing in HR. Amy has worked in both the public and private sector, gathering experience in retail, engineering, education and primary care. Amy has a keen interest in strategic HR
management assisting organisations to strive forward with their developmental plans.

In her spare time, Amy enjoys being with her family and friends.

Amy Gapare

HR Advisor

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Pauline has worked in HR for many years and has a great deal of experience and expertise gained within the corporate sector and the not-for-profit sector. She has gained an in-depth knowledge of HR and is an experienced interviewer. For the last 10 years Pauline has provided HR advice and guidance to general practice.
She can advise organisations with various aspects of HR including disciplinary cases, grievances, absence management, performance management, TUPE and recruitment, as well as the day-to-day HR issues.

In her spare time Pauline likes to spend time with her family and enjoys walking, especially by the coast.

Pauline Jenkins

HR Advisor

Catherine Johnson
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Cathy is an experienced CIPD qualified HR professional, with experience working in numerous sectors, from local government to technology and more recently in healthcare. She has worked in generalised HR roles throughout her career providing experience of all aspects of HR from both the organisational and individual perspectives, and prides herself in providing high quality support and advice.

Outside of work, Cathy enjoys visiting friends and family throughout the UK
and travelling to explore new places.

Catherine Johnson

HR Advisor