I am happy to provide a wide range of medico-legal services including Liability and Causation, Condition and Prognosis as well as Personal Injury reports.
In addition to full reports, I am happy to offer preliminary or screening reports (including perusal of the medical notes and an opinion as to whether there has been a Breach of Duty). The current turn around time for standard reports is 8 – 10 weeks but “fast-track” reports can be expedited where required, subject to an uplifted fee.
Claimants can be interviewed and examined during the process of preparing reports at venues in either Kent or London.
I will review the medical records and provide an overview of the particular case. This review will give the instructing solicitors guidance in assessing the merits of the case. Each review will come with a recommendation:
- No case to answer or
- Clear evidence suggesting negligence or
- Insufficient information to arrive at a safe conclusion, recommend more detailed analysis
Liability & Causation Reports
A full and detailed Liability and Causation report will be prepared to comply with Part 35 CPR and suitable for disclosure. Each report contains:
- The Experts CV
- A list of documents from which the report was prepared
- A detailed past medical history of the Claimant/Defendant
- A full chronology of events leading up to and including the event in question
- A detailed and logically ordered opinion
- A summary of liability and causation
- A final summary of conclusions
The cost of this report will be based on an hourly fee rate of £200 per/hr with fees ranging from £1500 – £3000 depending on the amount of work involved. On receipt of the initial documents I will be able to give a more precise fee estimate. Completion of these reports is usually within 8 – 10 weeks of receiving the documentation and authorisation to proceed but cases can be fast tracked after individual discussion.
Condition and Prognosis Reports
This is a full report using documentation provided in a similar format to a Liability and Causation report but including a full examination of the client and analysis of their current condition and prognosis. Life expectancy and special requirements can also be addressed. Where a current Condition and Prognosis report follows prior preparation of a Liability and Causation report, the fee will be based on an hourly rate of £200 per/hr and additional costs for investigations will be advised as necessary.
I am able to provide expert reports in both Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Currently the ratio of these cases is approximately 50:50.
I practice Obstetrics only within the NHS and have a substantial Obstetric component to my current post, including Delivery Suite and on-call/emergency duties. I work in an extremely busy district general hospital delivering in the region of 6000 women, and believe that this clinical exposure make me extremely well placed to comment from a medico-legal standpoint.
I practice Gynaecology in both the NHS and private sectors. The breadth of my experience is covered in the ‘Meet the Team’ section of this website, but please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries regarding the suitability of a case.
I am involved in multi-disciplinary teaching and training, for both junior medics and midwives, which I believe is an essential undertaking for those consultants participating in medico-legal work.
I also regularly lecture and teach lawyers/barristers as part of their continued professional development and have close links with Bedford Row Chambers in London, where I have been involved in the ‘Skelton’ and ‘Skeleton Light’ series of lectures.
The current ratio of opinion on behalf of a Claimant to a Defendant is 10:1.
Fees/Terms & Conditions
Please contact my secretary for further details including Terms of Business, CV and references using the details found on this website.
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