Medico-Legal work


I have a medico-legal private practice which is approximately an equal mixture of plaintiff and defendant work and some joint instructions.


I accept around 75 instructions per year. I have experience of giving evidence in clinical negligence cases for the Medical Protection Society, the NHSLA and for claimants.


In personal injury claims I have particular expertise in the causation of low back problems, the late effects of fractures and secondary osteoarthritis.


In clinical negligence cases I have particular expertise in joint replacement surgery and infection.


I have experience of giving evidence in Court in personal injury claims and in attending the Coroner’s Court in relation both to trauma practice and on behalf of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust.


I only accept instructions from solicitors, insurance companies and government departments. I will only accept instructions via an agency by prior arrangement.


For terms and conditions see here.


For initial contact, for further advice on terms and conditions and fees, or for advice about whether we can help in a particular case please call my Medico-Legal secretary:  Ann Weaver, on 01527 577125


Or email:


My rooms address, for patient consultations is:



81 Harborne Road


B15 3HG


0121 455 9496


Patients can occasionally be seen at home or other locations, by special arrangement.



The location of the Chamberlain clinic, 81 Harborne Road:


Some great people from the history of Orthopaedics:

The anatomical studies of Leonardo da Vinci, from around 1510, are one of the great achievements of the Italian renaissance.  His work helped to lay the foundations of modern scientific medicine, and orthopaedics in particular


Pioneering Orthopaedic Surgeon Professor Sir John Charnley using the lathe in his workshop at home. John Charnley radically changed the treatment of hip arthritis with his total hip replacement designed in the early 1960s. 


Mr Mike Freeman of The London Hospital sitting with Dr John Insall  (right) of The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York in Mike Freeman's garden in about 1980.  These two individuals were responsible for working out questions of design, balance and alignment which are the basis of all good modern Total Knee Replacements.