Ian receives many instructions for similar investigations and reports of cases involving medical malpractice, the development of healthcare-associated infection, food safety, community, domestic and occupational hygiene and biosafety including sharps injury.
He has more than 25 years experience in the preparation of Expert Witness reports and briefings, including work in the County, Crown and High Court, and in the Coroner’s Court.
Instructions are commensurate with my experience and knowledge and relate to matters of microbiology, in particular:
infection prevention and control
sepsis, including in particular post-surgical and device-related sepsis
antibiotics and chemotherapy
clinical and other biohazardous waste management
related environmental and occupational microbiology
Ian has experience in both medical negligence/malpractice cases and in more complex and extensive commercial (occupational) cases, and in criminal cases. He additionally has experience in Planning and Licensing (Waste Permitting) applications and appeals, and in Public Inquiry.
Supporting these activities, Ian has much expertise in the preparation of press reports and briefings, and in presentations to public and lay pressure groups.
Ian continues to act in a range of civil and criminal cases. He has much experience of Court and Public Inquiry, planning applications and appeals, permitting and licensing etc, including experience in Meetings of Experts.
He received formal training as part of the Imperial College Professional Development Programme before the Recorder of London on its Acting as an Expert Witness course.
He holds the Bond Solon/Cardiff University Law School Expert Witness Certificate (civil law). Additionally, he attended in June 2013 the Bond Solon ‘Hot Tubbing’ (Concurrent Expert Evidence) training day.
He is registered with the following Expert Witness and Consultants organisations:
UK Register of Expert Witnesses
Gerson Lehrman Group
Ian maintains an extensive CPD program. He is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.
Further details can be found here.
A comprehensive range of specialist consultancy services is available.
For clinical waste management companies and other commercial organisations, this includes a comprehensive one-stop shop for performance evaluation, compliance and effluent monitoring, and biosafety training and assessment.
Services available include:
SHEQ; hygiene & PPE assessments
Teaching, training and assessment
Audit & appraisal
Best practice guidelines – specialist advice to Local Authorities, and to healthcare and waste management sectors
Hand hygiene training
Waste audit (detail)
Sharps safety (detail)
Hygiene and biohazard precautions (detail)
Safety evaluation; risk assessment; training; instruction manuals; SOPs
Hospital, community and environmental infection prevention & control
Specialised training programmes for Local Authorities
– planning and delivering safe and effective waste management services|
– basic biosafety & hygiene for waste handlers and supervisors
Expert witness & litigation including personal injury and medical negligence
Briefings; planning; licensing; registration; appeals
Technology assessment; process control;
product design & evaluation
Comprehensive waste audit
Environmental, occupational & healthcare microbiology
Environmental monitoring & control
Sharps (needlestick) injury
Monitoring for bacterial and fungal contamination in air
Dust and particulates measurement
Air dispersal studies
Air analysis; pollution control and gas measurement
Air quality monitoring & clean room control
OEL & emission studies
Process and discharge water composition; compliance monitoring – volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
– heavy metals
– chemical oxygen demand (COD)
– biological oxygen demand (BOD)
– suspended solids
VOCs in air (recently upgraded to provide real-time assessment)
Pollutant monitoring – formaldehyde, xylene, benzene etc
Environmental monitoring & control
Sterility testing & control
Sterilisation validation and control
Pollution monitoring and control
Landfill assessment – clinical wastes
Proof of process & process evaluation
Site survey; audit; testing & analysis
Many additional analytical services not listed above can be performed as required. Call for details
All services are individually tailored to client needs, as befits this high quality fully research-driven and science-led consultancy. Agreed delivery and completion dates.
Please call or email for further details or to discuss your requirements