I have been active in medico legal practice since 1984. In the period from 1984 until 2002 this work was entirely related to personal injury claims. In the last 15 years I have become increasingly involved in clinical negligence cases and this type of work now accounts for over 90% of my medico legal work.
I was appointed to my consultant post in Sheffield as a gastrointestinal surgeon but with increasing specialisation my clinical practice concentrated on upper gastrointestinal, laparoscopic and emergency abdominal surgery. I have undertaken work for the GMC and Ombudsman, being the lead adviser in all cases and also criminal work (murder trial).
My field of expertise for medico legal work relates to:
Upper gastrointestinal surgery.
Laparoscopic biliary surgery.
Emergency abdominal surgery.