March 1, 2019

Looking forward to today's course in York.  There can't have been many times when this many dental expert witnesses have got together:

February 17, 2019

 We still have a few places left for next month's Expert Witness Course in Dentistry at The Principal Hotel, York on Friday 1 March 2019.

It promises to be an excellent day with Mike Young - Author of The Effective and Efficient Clinical Negligence Expert Witness (and n...

November 17, 2018

On 16 November 2018 I moved from Trinity Chambers, Newcastle to Parklane Plowden Chambers, Newcastle.

I had been at Trinity for over 14 years and was Trinity-educated.  A splendid set of Chambers providing excellent service to its clients.

At Parklane Plowden I am part o...

October 20, 2018

It's that time of year again.  This year the North East Dental Conference will be at St James' Park on Thursday 15 November 2018.

It's always a really good event; all the speakers have much to contribute and I learn something new every year.

I'll be showing a collection...

October 16, 2018

Who'd have thought we'd reach the 100th CPR Update? A little cheating has gone on to get us there before our time: the 99th Update has been revoked and replaced by No. 100.

So what's new?  Don't get too excited, but as far as they relate to clinical negligence work, her...

September 26, 2018

It has always been an annoyance to claimants.  When advised that a contemporaneous medical record is likely to be found to be accurate, many claimants are left with the distinct feeling that all a clinician - who is often already a rogue or reckless in their eyes - has...

September 20, 2018

I'm very happy to be able to tell you that Mike Young and I will be running a specialist dental expert witness course in York on 1 March 2019.

The course will be 10.00am to 4.30pm at The Principal Hotel, York.  Lunch in the hotel is included and tea and coffee throughou...

August 1, 2018

If I were to put on a day-long expert witness course in conjunction with a well-respected and time-served expert witness in dentistry, would many people be interested?

I'm thinking the North East or possibly York, near the station, because it's easy for most people to g...

July 11, 2018

I knew I'd seen this somewhere but I couldn't find it.  Many of us can relate to this I would have thought:

"When it comes to the explanatory notes we must make sure that they are readily comprehensible.  We must assume the most stupid circuit judge in the country...

July 5, 2018


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