After qualifying as a solicitor in 1995, Dorian developed expertise in industrial injury and disease claims, acting for trade union clients. Dorian joined Freeman Johnson back in 2000, and he works in our Darlington office. More recently, Dorian’s caseload now comprises of mainly medical negligence cases. He has been a Law Society personal injury panel member since 1999, and is also a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and the North of England Medico-Legal Society. He regularly attends Medico-Legal Conferences by APIL and AVMA throughout the UK and as a result has gained a more informed understanding of medicine and the impact that medical negligence has upon clients.
His caseload encompasses a broad spectrum of clients and projects, pursuing claims where errors have been made by the NHS against hospital trusts, private clinics, GP practices, walk in centres or nursing homes. Dorian maintains a close working relationship with barristers and various medical experts so that he can ensure the best possibility of a successful outcome, being as well-informed as possible.
His paricular specialities and experiences range quite widely, covering anything from surgical errors and misdiagnosis, delay in treatments, fatal injury claims arising from medical malpractice, birth injury claims, to cosmetic surgery issues with procedures such as augmentations or reconstructions. He has acted for claimants who have unfortunately sustained serious brain, spinal and orthopaedic trauma. This requires close liaison with various medical specialities to assist in the provision of rehabilitation.
Dorian has represented families of the bereaved following fatal road traffic accidents.
Over the years I have acted for business clients in litigation, representing both claimants and defendants in commercial disputes and breach of contract.
In his spare time Dorian can often be found hiking in the lake District or the Dales, or enjoying the beautiful North East Coast.
Dorian has written a book Arguments and Tactics for Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Claims Published November 2017 which is available from Law Brief Publishing Ltd.
For more information visit http://www.lawbriefpublishing.com/argumentsandtactics/