Address for Correspondence:
1 Leigh Road, Highfield
Southampton, SO17 1EF
TERMS FOR ACCEPTING MEDICO-LEGAL INSTRUCTIONS:
I will fulfil instructions to the best of my ability as an independent witness and I will apply my experience and skill in the best interests of the legal process.
Preparation of a medical report (including reading relevant case documentation, and undertaking a related literature search when indicated) will be charged between £1400 and £2000 depending on the complexity of the case. An additional £250 will be payable if I am required to examine a client in Winchester, and an additional £500 (inclusive of travel time and expenses) if in London.
My daily rate for attending court to give expert evidence is £1,500 per day or part thereof which includes time for travelling and waiting. I expect payment even if I do not give oral evidence. My fees in respect of a meeting or conference will be £135 per hour including time involved in travelling and waiting.
Incurred travelling expenses will be charged for attending court or any meeting or conference. Copies of receipts will be provided should they be requested.
There will be a cancellation fee of £500 per day if any need to attend court is cancelled and I am given less than two working days' notice. This is in addition to my charges for time previously incurred.
The solicitor's firm instructing me shall be liable for my fee, whether or not recovery from the client or defendant is achieved. Payment is expected within 30 days.