Information for Lawyers

Mr Richard Nutton MD FRCS is an experienced Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, based in Edinburgh.  He has provided medical reports for solicitors in Scotland and England and for insurance companies for 32 years.  He specialises in general adult orthopaedics and trauma, with an interest in knee and shoulder injuries and disorders. He is experienced in providing reports in cases of alleged medical negligence, particularly following knee replacement surgery and knee injuries.

Richard Nutton is registered as an expert witness by the Law Society of Scotland and by the UK Register of Expert Witnesses and Expert Witness

Clients are seen in consulting rooms at Spire Murrayfield Hospital, Edinburgh and at The Edinburgh Clinic, Colinton Road Edinburgh. The waiting time for an appointment is approximately four weeks.

Letters of instruction should be sent to Mr Nutton at the following address:

Mr Richard Nutton, MD FRCS
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

By post:

Spire Murrayfield Hospital, 122 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh. EH12 6UD

By email:

Contact by email should be sent to

By phone:

Telephone contact with his personal assistant, Christine Kennedy is 07738260764


For preparation of a medical report – basic/minimum fee is £400.  Range for most reports is between £475 and £650, depending upon the complexity of the report.  For longer, more complex cases, particularly medical negligence cases, please contact PA to discuss.

For consultation with counsel, fees are charged at a rate of £250 per hour plus expenses

Fees for court attendance are charged at £1750 per half day plus expenses.