Legal Expertise

Prior to making the switch to medicine, I practised as a barrister specialising in property, contract, commercial, landlord and tenant and insolvency law. In addition, I acted for plaintiffs and defendants in professional negligence cases. I appeared regularly in the County Court and High Court and am entirely comfortable taking responsibility for the conduct of cases with serious outcomes for clients/patients. I am highly skilled in relation to the following:

  • Rapid, forensic analysis and assimilation of complex subject matter
  • Public speaking and thinking quickly on my feet, particularly in court
  • Assessment of likely examination and cross examination subject matter
  • Clear, accurate written presentation including the drafting of witness statements, affidavits, legal opinions and pleadings, as well as investigation reports
  • Time management: prioritisation of tasks, working under pressure of time and working to strict deadlines
  • Client communication and management and conduct of client consultations
  • The conduct of formal negotiations on behalf of clients

I retain a keen interest in medical law and am a member of the Medicolegal Society. I am a member of the Royal Free Hospital’s Serious Incident Review Panel and have conducted numerous investigations into serious incidents.

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