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Medico Legal

Dr Simon Dolin has extensive experience as an expert witness in the following areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Negligence
  • Criminal cases

His interest is defining diagnosis, causation and prognosis in complex cases of both personal injury and medical negligence, especially as regards development of chronic (persistent) pain states after trauma or medical interventions. He has worked with legal colleagues in assessing quantum for damages, and defining appropriate levels of support versus self management for patients with chronic pain and disability. This is often a complex formula which requires fairness to both sides.  He has experience of court attendances for both tribunal work and criminal cases.


Name : Dr Simon Dolin              Year appointed as a consultant : 1990

Medico - legal experience : extensive medico-legal reporting over last 25 years (in excess of 100 reports a year at present).

Including % for Plaintiff and Defendant - approx 40/60 for Plaintiff and Defendant

Available to act as Expert Witness

  • Personal Injury cases
  • Medical Negligence cases
  • Industrial Tribunal cases
  • Criminal Cases


  • Chronic pain & musculoskeletal pain
  • Post-operative pain.
  • Post-trauma pain
  • Whiplash injury
  • Aiding assessment of quantum for patients with chronic pain and disability
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Education and qualifications

  • MB BS University of Western Australia 1979
  • FRCA Royal College of Anaesthetists London 1984
  • PhD University of London 1988
  • FFPMRCA Fellow Faculty Pain Medicine Royal College of Anaesthetists 2010


  • Pain Medicine Manual, Dolin SJ & Padfield N 1996; 2nd Edition 2004.
  • Over 30 original papers in peer review journals, and over 20 book chapters

Postgraduate Training

  • Clinical Lecturer, University of Cambridge Medical School, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge UK
  • Research Fellow, MRC Clinical Research Centre, Harrow, Middlesex, UK

Medico-legal Training

  • Medico-legal 2 day training course, London 2000
  • Cambridge Medio-legal Conference 2011
  • Cambridge Medico-legal Conference 2012. Presentation to Meeting: The Fear Avoidance Model
  • Certificate of Medical Reporting, Civil Procedures Rules part 35, Bond Solon. December 2012 
  • Certificate of Medical Reporting: Whiplash. Bond Solon course. April 2013
  • Premex Seminar on Clinical Negligence: Principles of Medico-legal Reporting. October 2013
  • Capita Clinical Conference, June 2014
  • Faculty of Pain Medicine: Medico-legal Issues in Pain Medicine. June 2015
  • Scottish Medico-legal Conference, November 2017
  • Scottish Medico-legal Conference, December 2018
  • Scottish Medico-legal Conference, December 2019

Professional Affiliations

  • British Pain Society
  • International Association for the Study of Pain
  • UK Vertebroplasty Group
  • Neuromodulation Society of UK & Ireland
  • International Neuromodulation Society
  • London Pain Forum
  • Secialist International Pain Network
  • Medical & Dental Defence Union of Scotland
  • Medico-Legal Special Interest group, British Pain Society
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Faculty of Pain Medicine, Royal College of Anaesthetists


  • Consultant in Pain Medicine,  Goring Hall Hospital,Goring-by-Sea and Chichester Nuffield Hospital
  • Previously, Consultant in Pain Medicine, Chronic Pain Service,  Western Sussex NHS Trust, Chichester
  • Previously, Lead Consultant MSK services, Sussex Community NHS Trust, West Sussex
  • Previously, Lead Consultant Pain services, King Edward V11 Hospital, Midhurst, West Sussex


  • 9 Harley Street, London
  • Chichester Nuffield Hospital, Chichester
  • BMI Goring Hall Hospital, Goring-by-Sea, Worthing
  • BMI Albyn Hospital, Aberdeen 
  • BMI Ross Hall Hospital, Glasgow
  • McNaughton Grange Physiotherapy, Edinburgh
  • Tayside Complete Health, Dundee

 Availability and Timing

  • Clients seen within 3-4 weeks; reports produced within 2-3 weeks following examination


Mail: Kair House, Fordoun, Laurencekirk AB30 1NS

Telephone: 01561 320150 / 07766 656014

Email: [email protected] 

Secretary : Vicki Dolin