“Chris has reported clearly, quickly and objectively on the facts of every case I have instructed him on. He is an authority in the area of sepsis. His willingness to engage with experts in other disciplines and ability to provide concise answers to counsel have also impressed me.”Kevin Finneran, Enable Law
I have almost 30 years experience of working as a doctor. As well as Intensive Care Medicine, I have worked in general medicine and anaesthesia.
I am an experienced expert witness, a first tier expert of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), and have been instructed in cases reaching the High Court, Court of Protection, Coroner’s Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. The complexity of some of the cases I have been instructed has given me significant experience of giving oral evidence in Court, including ‘hot-tubbing’.
My expert witness work is approximately 40% Claimant, 40% Defendant, 20% Single Joint Expert.
I am experienced in complex cases, including sepsis, ‘track and trigger’ scores (MEWS/NEWS), serious medical treatment (Court of Protection) and best interests (Court of Protection).
I’m more than happy to discuss a potential instruction on the phone without cost.
Alternatively, I can supply a screening report (up to 2 sides of A4) for £500.
For a CPR Part 35 compliant report, the costs vary depending on the size of the bundle. My hourly rate is £250 and most reports take 7 hours. I will take on pro bono work depending on the circumstances.
Finished reports usually take up to 4 weeks from receipt of formal instructions. However, depending on the needs of the Court, I can produce a report within a few days if required in time critical situations.
Examples of recent cases I’ve been involved with include – Best Interests at the End of Life, the deteriorating patient, sepsis following elective surgery, and necrotising fasciitis.