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Medical Expert Witness

My expertise combines knowledge and understanding of the relevant law and wide urological experience. My experience enables me to ensure that I remain impartial.

As a medical expert witness, I undertake training to ensure that I understand that part of the law that is relevant to taking on this role and writing expert reports.  Annual courses ensure that I remain compliant with any legal changes that are introduced.  This, combined with Continuing Professional Development in Urology, maintains my level of expertise.

I receive instructions from solicitors based in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, representing both claimants and defendants.

Although medical expert reports after an accident might seem to be straightforward, the reality is that there is often a claim that is not accepted by the defendant and legal teams for the claimant and defendant will both require medical expert reports. The role of the expert is to write a report to the Court that is completely impartial. This is both a legal and an ethical requirement.

Cases of alleged medical negligence are complex. Claims are drawn up by the legal team for the claimant on the basis of the reports from expert witnesses. For a medical expert the onus of responsibility is very great. The expert must provide an opinion to the Court and the outcome of the claimant’s or defendant’s case may depend on this. The medical expert knows that they will be judging whether or not a fellow professional has committed a Breach of Duty. This dual responsibility can only be undertaken by the most thorough reading of often thousands of pages of documents.

Based on my experience of instructing Mr Whitfield in this claim, aside from having clearly relevant clinical expertise, he demonstrated skills in the quality and timeliness of report writing, his ability to grasp the key issues and in his excellent communication with me and Senior Counsel. Solicitor Consultant in the Directorate of Legal Services, Belfast.

Directorate of Legal Services, Belfast

I just wanted to thank you all for your reports, input, help and comments. Our instructing solicitors frequently comment on the quality of your reports. We appreciate the way in which you respond to any queries we may have. Lindsay Taylor QMGS

Lindsay Taylor QMGS

Thank you for providing a very detailed report. You provided an excellent report with regard to causation. It is a pleasure to be working with you.