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Professor Gus A Baker

MAAT CV

  • Cedr Qualified Mediator
  • Over 25 years experience in Clinical Neuropsychology spent equally between Clinical Research and Clinical Practice at the University of Liverpool and The Walton Centre of Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Over 20 years of providing expert neuropsychological reports for the Court • Member of APIL [Association of Personal Injury Lawyers]
  • Fellow of the British Psychological Society and recipient of BPS Lifetime award
  • Author over 240 books chapters and papers on relevant subjects

Mr Ryan Aguiar, Cpsychol, AFBPsS
Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist

BA, MA, PGDip App Neuropsychology

  • 2011 to date: Head of Psychology, Ashworth Hospital, Mersey Care NHS Trust
  • 2009 to 2011: Lead Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist-Head of Forensic Neurorehabilitation, Ashworth Hospital, Mersey Care NHS Trust
  • 2004 to date: Visiting Lecturer University of Liverpool, and Lancaster University.
  • 2004 to 2009: Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist – Head of Clinical Neuropsychology, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre, Mossley Hill Hospital, Mersey Care NHS Trust.
  • 1999–2004: Clinical Psychologist-Clinical Neuropsychology and Older Adults Mental Health, Dorset HealthCare NHS Trust
  • 1996-1999: Clinical Psychologist- Adult Mental Health, Dorset HealthCare NHS Trust.
  • 1995-1996: Clinical Psychologist-Masina Hospital, Bombay, India
    Lecturer in Psychology-Sathe College, University of Bombay, Bombay, India

Mr Aguiar is a consultant clinical neuropsychologist and is the head of the psychology department at a high secure hospital in England.

Mr Aguiar has over 20 years experience as a clinical psychologist in the National Health Service, with extensive experience in the neuropsychological assessment and treatment of individuals with acquired brain injury and neurological conditions, severe and enduring mental health disorders, and dementia. Mr Aguiar is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is an Associate Fellow of the British psychological Society. Mr Aguiar is a practitioner full member of the Division of Neuropsychology of the British Psychological Society.

Prior to moving into forensic neuro rehabilitation, Mr Aguiar headed up a NHS post-acute brain injury rehabilitation service in Merseyside, providing specialist multidisciplinary rehabilitation for individuals with severe cognitive behavioural and emotional difficulties. Mr Aguiar previously ran a NHS community neuropsychology service and provided specialist diagnostic neuropsychological assessment for a NHS older People’s dementia service in Dorset.

Mr Aguiar has been a member of various specialist advisory groups and working parties including stroke services, brain injury, and brain injury and justice.

Mr Aguiar holds  visiting lectureship position on the doctorate in clinical psychology programs at the University of Liverpool and the University of Lancaster, and the clinical neuropsychology academic course at the University of Bristol.

Mr Aguiar’s research interests include neurobehavioural disorders and the neuropsychology of offending behaviour. Mr Aguiar has published and presented at various conferences in this area.

Mr Aguiar has been providing medical legal assessments to the courts since 2004. He has provided expert witness testimony in court in both civil and criminal matters. Mr Aguiar has been instructed as a single joint expert in both civil and criminal matters. Mr Aguiar provides specialist neuropsychological reports for medical legal cases in personal injury matters, assessment of decision-making capacity under the provisions of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, fitness to plead, and in matters of criminal responsibility.

Mr Aguiar has undertaken the Bond Solon expert witness training.  He is cited in the directory of chartered clinical psychologist and The British Psychological Society’s Directory of Expert Witnesses. Mr Aguiar is listed on the British Psychological Society’s specialist register in clinical neuropsychology.

Membership of Professional societies

  • Practitioner Full Member of the Division of Neuropsychology- British Psychological Society
  • Member of the Division of Clinical Psychology-British Psychological Society

Other professional Positions

  • 2004-2009 Member of the Specialist Commissioning Group for Acquired Brain Injury Cheshire and Merseyside Strategic Health Authority.
  • 2002-2004 Member of the Lead Implementation Group for The National Service Frameworks in Stroke. The aim of this group was to develop and implement the NSF guidelines for stroke at the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals, Dorset.
  • 2001-2002 Member of the Alzheimer’s early intervention working group. This working group was commissioned jointly by Poole Social Services and Poole Primary Care Trust to put forward a proposal to set up an early assessment and intervention service for Dementia in Poole, Dorset.

Expert Witness registration

  • The British Psychological Society’s Directory Of Expert Witness
  • The UK Register of Expert Witness
  • Expert Witness Directory

Jonathan Hobson
Consultant ENT / Head & Neck Surgeon

MA(Cantab) BM BCh FRCS(ORL-HNS) PGCertMedEd

  • MA 1996 University of Cambridge (Gonville & Caius)
  • BM BCh 1999 University of Oxford
  • FRCS (ORL-HNS) 2008 Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • PGCertMedEd 2011 University of Dundee

Jonathan is a substantive NHS ENT / Thyroid surgeon working at Wythenshawe Hospital. He is the lead thyroid surgeon for ENT for the Trust and runs the weekly neck lump clinic.

Jonathan sees a full range of paediatric and adult patients including benign and malignant cases. He regularly attends multidisciplinary meetings at the Christie Hospital and scrutinises his outcomes using National outcome audits and databases. He has performed over 5,000 operations. Jonathan also sees patients privately at the Spire Hospitals in Manchester and Cheshire Jonathan trained in London (Royal Free Hospital, St Mary’s, Great Ormond Street and the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospitals) prior to taking up a registrar rotation in the North West. In 2010 he spent a year on a fellowship at Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide, Australia specialising in rhinology and snoring surgery. He was appointed consultant at Warrington Hospital in 2011 where he continued to work for two years.

Jonathan treats problems with hearing and deafness, otitis media with effusion, age related hearing loss, tinnitus and eustachian tube dysfunction, dizziness and vertigo, ear infections, perforated ear drum and cholesteatoma, protruding ears, sinus infection and rhino-sinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, nasal injuries, nasal polyps, tumours of the nose, nasal obstruction, disorders of the sense of smell, adenoid problems, tonsillitis, hoarseness and laryngitis, swallowing problems, upper airway breathing problems, snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea, cancer affecting the thyroid as well as thyroid and parathyroid problems in general.

Jonathan has been preparing reports for the Court since 2013 and these have been a mixture of personal injury, noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and clinical negligence cases. He has received training in the preparation of medico-legal reports and is fully compliant with CPR rules  and regularly attends medico-legal training events.

Jonathan has prepared reports for claimants (70%), defendants (10%) and joint instructions (20%) and he has Courtroom experience.

Professor Saul Myerson
Consultant Cardiologist

MB ChB MD FRCP FESC

  • 2018 Cardiff University Bond-Solon Expert Witness Certificates in Civil and Criminal Law
  • 2013 FRCP Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, London
  • 2007 FESC European Society of Cardiology
  • 2002 MD University College London
  • 1993 MB ChB University of Bristol Medical School

Saul has 25 years’ experience in cardiology, with 14 years as a consultant in Oxford, providing specialist care in all areas of cardiology.

A significant part of his practice includes managing acutely unwell cardiac patients, and as a specialist in cardiac imaging and diagnostic testing, he is often consulted on difficult diagnoses, the causative mechanisms and the likely prognosis. Saul has particular expertise in heart valve disease, aortic disease and cardiac muscle dysfunction (cardiomyopathy / heart failure). He also has significant experience in acute general medical patients, providing advice for complex cases with multiple medical problems.

Cardiac Diagnostics and Imaging
Saul is the head of cardiac imaging and physiology (the major cardiac diagnostic services) at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, a centre of excellence in cardiology. His particular practice is in cardiovascular MRI and echocardiography, and he has performed many thousands of these scans. Saul is also experienced in the interpretation of electrocardiography (ECG), exercise testing, and 24 hour blood pressure monitoring.
Saul has substantial experience as an expert witness in cardiology, providing 70-100 reports a year on all areas of clinical negligence, as well as specialist assessment of cardiac imaging and other diagnostic testing. His experience includes civil cases, employment tribunals, criminal cases (including fitness for trial) and the Court of Protection. He acts for both claimant and defence (50/45% respectively), including many large national solicitors, the Medical Protection Society and Medical Defence Union, NHS Resolution and the Welsh Health Boards. Saul also has significant experience as a single joint expert and as a GMC expert witness in cardiology.

Saul has undertaken expert witness training by Bond Solon, and has been awarded Cardiff University Bond-Solon Expert Witness Certificates in Civil and Criminal Law; He is also a member of the Expert Witness Institute. Solicitors’ feedback is overwhelmingly positive, and Saul has been voted the Lawyer Monthly magazine cardiology expert witness of the year 2017 and 2019. Saul is happy to receive documents electronically or in paper form, and reviews many files on secure online portals. He has a secure nhs.net email account for confidential communication, in addition to encrypted standard emails.

Paul Fenton
Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon

MB ChB, FRCS (Tr + Orth)

  • MB ChB (Edinburgh University) 2001
  • FRCS (England), 2012
  • Basic Surgical Training, Rotherham General Hospital, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield
  • Higher Surgical Training, Birmingham Orthopaedic Training Programme
  • Fellowship Training
  • Bristol Royal Infirmary, Limb Reconstruction and Trauma
    • Northern General Hospital, Foot and Ankle Surgery
    • Tampa General Hospital, Florida, AO Trauma Fellow

Paul works as a Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon in a University Hospital which serves as the major trauma centre for the Birmingham region.

Paul specialises in complex lower limb trauma including peri-articular fractures, foot and ankle injuries and orthoplastic limb salvage. His elective work involves limb reconstruction of non-unions, bone infection and deformity as well as post-traumatic foot and ankle disorders. Our unit receives tertiary referrals from across the West Midlands. Paul is the Clinical Lead for Orthopaedic Trauma at University Hospitals, Birmingham.

Prior to this Paul was the Limb Reconstruction Fellow in Bristol. The majority of the workload was in acute trauma and post-traumatic reconstruction using both internal and external fixation particularly circular frames. For the last 3 months of this fellowship he worked as a locum consultant. This was followed by further fellowship training in elective and trauma foot and ankle surgery at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield.

In addition Paul has published papers in peer reviewed journals on orthopaedics in general and orthopaedic trauma. Paul has presented work at both national and international conferences and teaches on a number of national courses in the field of orthopaedic trauma.

Paul is the Associate Editor of Trauma, a peer reviewed journal dealing with trauma care.

Dr. Mark Burgin
MRCGP, DCH, Dip Medical Ethics BM BCh, MA

MB ChB, FRCS (Tr + Orth)

Dr Mark Burgin worked for several years in hospital (including psychiatry and other specialities, 16 years as a GP and trained as a disability analyst and now has 20 years of experience as a medical legal expert.

He works in PI, clinical negligence as well as providing disability reports in criminal, family and asylum cases. He writes screening reports based upon his wide experience of law and medicine. He is also the author of the book The Art of Personal Injury Report Writing.

Membership

  • Royal College of General Practitioners

Training

  • Regular attendance at medical and legal training courses. Recent Bond Solon Cardiff Law school CPR 35 training. Up-to-date with CPD. Recent appraisal. Cardiff University Law School Medico-Legal Foundation Certificate.

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