Medico-Legal

“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 worked closely with Chris in several medicolegal contexts, including; 

(1) policy work in the FICM legal and ethical policy unit and on the working group for the BMA/RCP guidance on CANH; 

(2) before the courts, including before the Supreme Court in NHS Trust v Y; and 

(3) writing together, most recently co-editing the second edition of Law and Ethics in the Intensive Care Unit (OUP, 2019). 

In each of these contexts, Chris has been unfailingly meticulous, courteous, unflappable, and dogged in his determination to improve outcomes in individual cases and practice more generally. ”
Alex Ruck Keene

Medico-Legal

ICU Medico-Legal

I have almost 30 years experience of working as a doctor. As well as Intensive Care Medicine, I have worked in general internal medicine and anaesthesia.

I am an experienced expert and have been instructed in cases reaching the High Court, Court of Protection, Coroner’s Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

I have experience of giving oral evidence in Court, including ‘hot-tubbing’.

My expert witness work is approximately 40% Claimant, 40% Defendant, 20% Single Joint Expert.

Accreditations:

Areas of Expertise:

  • Adult General Intensive Care Medicine
  • Deteriorating adult patient
  • Sepsis, including sepsis following elective surgery, and necrotising fasciitis
  • ‘Track and trigger’ / Early Warning Scores (MEWS/NEWS)
  • Serious medical treatment (Court of Protection)
  • Best interests (Court of Protection)

Costs and Timescale for report

I’m happy to discuss a potential instruction on the phone without cost.

I accept instructions for Court of Protection, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury. Please contact via enquiries@intensivecarespecialists.co.uk or 07730 586 900 for a quote.

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.

I am prepared to work pro bono in some circumstances. Please contact me to discuss your case.

Among other solicitors, I have received instructions from:

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