• I am an Associate in the London office of the Clinical Risk Department. I have over twenty years’ experience in dealing with medical defence litigation having re-joined Bevan Brittan after spending twelve years at one of the major medical defence organisations representing GPs and doctors in private practice. I have dealt with a wide range of cases of high value and complexity but have a particular interest in neurological, vascular and spinal injuries cases, together with those involving a delay in diagnosis of cancer and wrongful birth cases. I now work closely with NHS Resolution and a number of NHS Trusts in the South East to provide advice for the expeditious resolution of cases and support and guidance to the clinicians involved.  

  • Notable cases:

    Harris v Johnston [2016]  - This case highlights the expert’s duty to the court and the dangers for an expert who has been less than careful.

    Khan v MNX [2018] - On Appeal it was held that but for causation is not sufficient and the court must apply the scope of duty test for causation as set out in SAAMCO [1997]. This is particularly relevant for cases where but for causation has previously been relied upon by Claimant lawyers in relation to incidental findings; where condition B would have been identified if condition A had been properly advised about.

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