Experience

 

I was trained in the duties of an expert witness by Bond-Solon and Cardiff University, gaining their Expert Witness Certificate in 2002. I provide around 40 reports yearly on standard of care and causation, with around 50% on the instructions of the Defendant. I have been instructed to act in civil, criminal and coronial cases on many occasions. I have extensive experience of presenting evidence in Court.

 

The great majority of my new instructions come via recommendations from solicitors & barristers with whom I have worked. 

 

Expertise

 

  • General anaesthesia

  • Spinal & epidural anaesthesia

  • Nerve blocks

  • Awareness during anaesthesia

  • Injury during anaesthesia

  • Airway management

  • Tracheal intubation

  • Vascular access

  • Pre-op assessment & preparation

  • Post-op care & complications

  • Anaesthetic equipment

  • Cardiac arrest & resuscitation

  • Intra-operative complications

  • Peri-operative risk management

  • Hypoxia & brain injury

  • Physiology & pharmacology

 

I do not provide reports on cardiac or obstetric anaesthesia, chronic pain medicine, or the treatment of infants or babies.

Turnaround time

 

I provide reports within 6 weeks of receipt of instructions and medical records.

I can also provide expedited reports within 10 working days of receiving instructions and the records.

 

Exchange of documents

 

I work most efficiently from electronic documents. If electronic documents are not available, then I am willing to work from hard copy, but invoices will include a charge for storage and destruction of the records.

 

I provide all communications and reports by email. All confidential material is password-protected. Emails identify involved parties only by the supplied case reference number.

Reports

 

A full report comprises an introduction, a detailed summary of events and the background, an opinion, relevant technical information and appendices (including bibliography, curriculum vitae, statement of truth). Full reports are suitable for disclosure and are typically 12-18 pages in length (plus supporting material, i.e. research manuscripts or book excerpts).

 

A short report comprises a summary of the issues and an opinion. Typically, it is 4-5 pages in length; it is not suitable for disclosure. Reports prepared under the NHSLA ‘short form’ protocol are provided as a short report.