A partner on the medical claims team, Jock is a dual-qualified doctor and solicitor. He qualified as a doctor at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London in 1990, practising as a full-time hospital physician for nearly five years.
He qualified as a solicitor and also continued to work as a doctor part-time at St. Bartholomew’s until 2004.
He has a broad clinical negligence practice and, due to his background as a hospital physician, he has a particular interest and expertise in cases involving complex medicine and rare medical conditions, general internal medicine and intensive care. Much of his work focuses on cases involving brain injury (adults and children), neurological, neurosurgical, and spinal injuries. He also has significant experience of cases involving treatment in the private healthcare sector.
Recent successes include the following:
- £1.5 million plus c.£315,000 p.a. periodical payment for a severe brain injury resulting from an air embolus following a central line removal.
- £1.5 million for cauda equina syndrome and other neurological damage due to spinal infarction from a cardiac arrest resulting from a delay in diagnosis of a pulmonary embolus.
- £1 million for a brain injury due to a missed radiological diagnosis of a brain abnormality.
- £950,000 for a fatal case due to the delay in diagnosis of secondary haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis/macrophage activation syndrome.
- Over £770,000 for a significant spinal injury from use of experimental spinal implants.
- Medical doctor registered with the General Medical Council
- Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) senior litigator
- Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA) panel member
- Former Law Society Clinical Negligence panel member (re-accreditation pending)
- Regularly asked by national press and media to comment on clinical negligence and health management issues
- Kemp & Kemp PI Law, Practice and Procedure board member