Dr Martin Harris prepares medico legal reports as an Expert Witness and Private GP in London.
Dr Martin Harris has comprehensive and very extensive experience in the field of general medical practice. His opinion and experience are sought in London and throughout the UK. Martin has a particular interest in the preparation of medical reports for legal purposes, including being appointed on the ‘Single Joint Expert’ basis.
Experience in matters including asylum, refugee and immigration examination and reports including HM prison visits.
Personal Injury, Road Traffic accidents RTA, Whiplash, neck, shoulder, spine, back
Accidents at work and at home, assault. Tripping, soft tissue injuries (STI), trauma, fractures.
Blood tests Interpretation
Circumcision procedure & care
Experience in matters concerning death certification, coroners and Coroners inquests.
Memberships of medical professional bodies/associations include BMA British Medical Association, MDU Medical Defence Association and GMC General Medical Council. Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.
Memberships of medico legal professional bodies/associations include the EWI Expert Witness Institute, APIL the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers 1st tier APIL expert recommended by member and AvMA Action against Medical Accidents, and listed in the ‘UK Register of Expert Witnesses’ (by JS Publications).
MedCo registered to provide the initial fixed cost medical report in a soft tissue injury claim, terms payable within 30 days.
Martin has provided medico-legal reports and been an expert witness for solicitors, Courts, insurance companies, employers and others – involving criminal, civil, family matters and clinical negligence.
Currently writes about 180 medico legal reports each year as an expert witness as private GP in London. Court attendance is rarely required (once in the last three years). In civil cases, approximate proportions are 60% claimant, 35% defence and 5% single joint expert SJE. In criminal cases, prosecution and defence reports are approximately equal.
Martin is also an Honorary Consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital where he specialises in circumcision.
Recent cases include:
Prison visits (Wandsworth HMP) for independent medical assessment.
Magistrates Court request medical report for extradition application hearing.
Prison care review request by independent general medical report.
Court request report for Asylum refugee and immigration hearing, Istanbul protocol.
Magistrates Court medical attendance for representation.
RTA different medical reports with whiplash, shoulder, arm, leg injuries.
Personal injury following home accident.
Independent report for Family after death referred to Coroner’s courts.
Single Joint Expert under Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) Part 35 tripping accident at work.
MedCo initial medical reports in soft tissue injury claims brought under the RTA Protocol.
Fitness to plead in Court.
Fitness to stand trial in Court.
WHY CHOOSE DR MARTIN HARRIS FOR MEDICO LEGAL REPORT
Dr Martin Harris is experienced and trusted striving to provide your professional report, conducts expert witness work nationwide.
Rapid turnaround-no waiting.
Delivery of reports usually within 72 hours.
TERMS & CONDITIONS RELATING TO THE PROVISION OF EXPERT SERVICES
My fee for this work is £99.00 per hour, usually £495.00 per report. The fee for my report shall be payable in full within twenty one days of my report to my principal.
Value added tax will not be added to my charge. Should this fee be increased for any reason (such as visiting, phlebotomy blood testing or laboratory analysis), prior written notification of such increase will be given to my principal. In particular should I be instructed to attend a court hearing, and/or to provide evidence in this case, then my additional fee for attending court shall be discussed for attendance at court on any day (including part days).
As The Expert I will comply with the new Court rules and observe the relevant sections of the Code of Guidance for Expert Evidence.