Are you a Solicitor acting on behalf of a member of the public, a practitioner, a practitioner or a professional association involved in the treatment of muscles and joints where a complaint has been raised and there is a case to answer?
Did you know that you are entitled to your own expert to aid you in your case. Relying upon the Expert appointed by the Court, Professional Conduct Committee, Professional Association or other body can be a reliance upon a viewpoint that is not appreciating your view. I have 18 years clinical experience in MSK Care and hold an LLM degree in Medical Law and Ethics from Cardiff University. I’m currently working on writing ethics and law, a global first, into the undergraduate Chiropractic degree at the University of South Wales.
Step One involvement is to e-mail the rough outline of your case to firstname.lastname@example.org and a short description of your stance. If your case is within my expertise remit then we can discuss further advocacy based upon a report and or a hearing.
I am aware of the Civil Justice Council’s Guidance for Experts (CPR35, PD35 and CPR49) recognising that I have a duty of care to the instructing party, adherence to professional principles and an overriding duty to help the Court on matters within my expertise.
I deal with cases proportionately, expeditiously and fairly when providing my independent opinion. I am comfortable that my expertise has boundaries and that material matters to the case are paramount. Any information or fact I put forward to help the court I provide full reference for and if during proceedings or at any time my opinion should change I would notify my instructing party immediately.
The highest value case I have given evidence in was about £1/2 million heard in The High Court (EWHC). I have produced reports for occupational injury, accidents at work, a second expert assessor for whiplash injuries and have been consulted by solicitors on cases of questionable colleague conduct.