Medico-Legal Work

Medico-Legal Work

Simon Shorvon’s medico-legal practice is in neurology involving especially epilepsy, head trauma and a range of other central nervous system disorders.

He has given written advice and evidence, in criminal and civil cases. In civil cases, he has assisted in personal injury and clinical negligence cases, and provided expert reports on causation, condition and prognosis and in relation to such aspects as: diagnosis, complications, drug treatment, surgical treatment, prognosis, prospective risks, standards of clinical practice and regulatory aspects. He has been instructed by solicitors for the defendant and claimant in about equal measure. He has also assisted in cases revolving around regulatory aspects and patents. He has attended magistrates courts, crown courts and the high court and has given written evidence to the family courts and attended tribunals of various types and the coroners court.

He understands fully his overriding duty to the court and his responsibility to provide instructing solicitors and clients (and their funders) helpful and measured advice. He has a working knowledge of the law in various areas, which can be helpful in framing opinions.