General Practice Expert Witness
What is a GP Expert Witness?
GP expert witnesses are general practitioners typically with over 10 year’s experience in their chosen medical fields. This allows them to give reliable and informed independent opinions about individual cases.
As qualified medical doctors, they have to provide medical care for people of all ages within the practise area. Because of this, they are frequently called upon by solicitors for expert advice. As a medical expert, their opinion is highly respected and can be the deciding factor in a case. The expert witness can carry out additional examinations on patients and determine if the original course of action was the correct one or missed diagnosis.
A court or tribunal may need an impartial expert witness when assisting them in making a decision within a case. So an experienced general practitioner can provide this as an additional service often in the cases of clinical negligence.
With a GP expert witness, their report is often undismissible to a case given the fact it can offer further substantial evidence and additional guidance and advice.
Why Choose GPexpertwitness.co.uk?
Our lead expert witness Dr Starr is a registered NHS general practitioner in Hertfordshire, a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, and a full member of the Expert Witness Institute.
He has been a full-time GP since 2009, and his NHS work covers general practice in a surgery, urgent care centres, and out of hours. He also works as a GP expert witness providing his medical opinion in GP clinical negligence cases across the UK.
Dr Starr writes approximately one hundred reports a year in the field of clinical negligence. He produces timely, concise, cost-effective reports that are written in plain English. Every report has a glossary of any medical terms used. Dr Starr receives regular instructions from the same solicitors. Several have agreed to provide references: please feel free to ask for their details prior to an instruction.
Dr Starr is happy to discuss a case, before a formal instruction, to ascertain if he is the best expert to write the report. After reading the relevant records he is able to give an accurate quotation of fees.
After providing you with a written report Dr Starr is happy to answer any queries or provide clarification. He usually follows up the case with the solicitor after six months, to ascertain the outcome.
All formal reports comply with part 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules and the part 35 Practice Direction.
Dr Starr’s medicolegal practice is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (reference ZA611739) and complies with responsibilities under the Data Protection Act. Currently trading as 15 Medical Ltd (company number 7825166).
What others say about us
Several solicitors have agreed to act as references for Dr Starr. Please feel free to contact him for their details before instructing him
Thank you very much for your replies, it is much appreciated. We do have lots of cases to investigate and I appreciate your input.
Thank you very much indeed for this helpful analysis. I share your concerns about the case and I this will assist me enormously in explaining the challenges of taking a case forward to the client.
Many thanks Dr Starr, whilst unsupportive, your report is very clear and well-structured and so I hope to instruct you in further matters in the near future.
Thank you very much for providing your report so quickly. I am also instructing an Oncologist so will be putting your observation regarding the raised ALP to them. I thought your report was very well laid out. Including a Glossary is appreciated – I know that that will assist my Clients. I will certainly instruct you in the future!
Many thanks for your report in the above matter which I’ve reviewed and with which I’m very happy.