EXPERIENCE

 

  • Type of work undertaken: medical negligence / personal injury / asbestos litigation.
  • Number of reports per annum: 30-40, a mix of causation, condition & prognosis, life expectancy, joint statements, comments on other experts’ reports.
  • Mix of plaintiff and defence but predominantly the former.
  • Court Appearances: ~ 1-2 pa (nil in last 12 months).
  • Turnaround times: 4-6 weeks following receipt of all notes/X-rays etc. If client needs to be seen then usually seen within 1-2 weeks.
  • Single Joint Expert trained.
  • Terms & Conditions (please see below).
  • Medicolegal CV (please see below).

 

 

TRAINING

 

Civil Procedure Rules for Expert Witness Certificate

Bond Solon, London (March 2018).

100% scored on all modules.

  • Module 1 – An Expert’s Duties.
  • Module 2 – Changes to the Rules Relating to Expert Witnesses.
  • Module 3 – Single Joint Experts.
  • Module 4 – Expert Reports.
  • Module 5 – Discussions and Meetings Between Experts.

 

 

 

Expert Witness Masterclass

BPP Law School, London (March 2015).

 

Day 1                                                                                                                                   

  • Understanding civil procedure rules governing expert witnesses
  • Understanding the case-law governing expert witness liability for negligence
  • Understanding data protection and confidentiality as related to expert witnesses
  • How to structure an expert report
  • Report practical
  • How the contents of the report should assist the court

 

Day 2                                                                                                                                   

  • Understanding courtroom procedure
  • How to prepare for a court room appearance
  • Practical cross-examination (3 sessions)
  • How to spot and cope with common cross-examination pitfalls

 

   

 

Cardiff University/Bond Solon (CUBS) Expert Witness Certificate

Cardiff University/Bond Solon (CUBS) 2006-9

I underwent extensive training as an Expert Witness as part of the Cardiff University/Bond Solon (CUBS) Expert Witness Certificate program, passing all constituent elements at the first attempt.

 

Cardiff University Law School/Bond Solon Expert Witness (CUBS) Program,

(Candidate No: 3531495)

           

Excellence in Report Writing                                             13/12/06

Courtroom Skills                                                                14/12/06

Cross examination day (passed video assessment)            10/01/07

Law and Procedure Module 1                                            14/05/07

Law and Procedure Module 2                                            15/05/07

Report Writing Assessment                                                12/06/09

 

 

 

 

 

CPD

 

  • Respiratory Medicine - Medicolegal Pitfalls 12/11/18, AvMA Conference, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, London (Invited speaker).

 

  • Occupational Lung Disease - Asbestosis Update (Dr Robin Rudd) 27/09/18, Royal Society of Medicine, London (delegate).

 

  • Respiratory Medicine - Medicolegal Pitfalls 21/09/17, AvMA Conference, Bristol (Invited speaker).

 

  • Essential Medicine for Lawyers 27/04/16, AvMA Conference London (Invited speaker).

 

  • Respiratory Medicine for Lawyers 14/10/09, AvMA Conference London (Invited speaker)

 

* topics included: asthma; pneumonia; pneumothorax; PE (pulmonary embolism); TB (tuberculosis); lung cancer; alcohol, breathalysers and lung capacity; and OSA (obstructive sleep apnoea).

 

  • Getting started as a medical expert 25/01/06, Action Against Medical Accidents (AVMA), London (delegate).

 

  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma Conference 18/05/05, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, London (delegate).

 

 

 

 

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