Medico-legal reporting

Medico-legal Reports

Richard Nutton is an experienced Orthopaedic Consultant who has been preparing expert witness reports for over 30 years. He specialises in Adult Orthopaedics and Trauma with a particular interest in shoulder and knee problems and the outcomes of joint replacement surgery. Richard was in clinical practice at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and the Spire Murrayfield Hospital in Edinburgh until December 201when he retired from clinical practice but continues to provide expert reports for solicitors throughout the UK. He provides reports for claimants (50%) and defenders of civil claims (40%) and joint reports for the English legal system (10%); he prepares approximately 150 reports per year and regularly attends conferences with counsel. He appears in court roughly twice per year. He is has a particular interest in preparing reports in alleged negligence following knee replacement surgery and knee ligament injuries. He also has extensive experience in preparing reports following shoulder injuries and other disorders affecting the shoulder and upper limb in general. He is listed in the register of expert witnesses by the Law Society of Scotland (certified expert witness) and by the UK Register of Expert Witnesses.

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