Dr Jonathan Punt Personal Injury
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Jonathan practices in the fields of clinical negligence, personal injury and inquests.
Jonathan qualified as a doctor at Guy’s Hospital and worked as a consultant neurosurgeon specialising in paediatric neurosurgery for 18 years.
In addition to a very busy clinical practice Jonathan pursued a parallel academic career as a Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Neurosurgery at the University of Nottingham, where he was active in research, notably in the fields of childhood brain tumours, hydrocephalus and minimally invasive neurosurgery. In addition to many publications in peer-reviewed journals and chapters in books, Jonathan presented research results, lectured, and taught in national and international fora.
Jonathan’s extensive experience as a medical expert in civil, criminal and family proceedings led him to the Bar as the natural second career. As a medical expert, Jonathan took instructions from both Claimants and Defendants.
During the Bar Vocational Course at Nottingham Law School, Jonathan won the Advocacy Prize and the No 1 High Pavement Plea in Mitigation Prize.
In the field of clinical negligence Jonathan has acquired experience in a wide area that now includes experience in accident and emergency medicine, breast surgery, adult and paediatric cardiac surgery, bariatric surgery, colorectal surgery, cosmetic surgery, dermatology, hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery, gastrointestinal medicine, general medicine, general practice, gynaecology, neonatal medicine and surgery, adult and paediatric neurology, adult and paediatric neurosurgery, obstetrics, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, paediatric medicine and surgery, rheumatology, urology, wrongful birth, nursing negligence, dental negligence, and veterinary negligence.
In the field of personal injury Jonathan is instructed in cases where there are complex medical issues to be resolved. He also has experience of appeals before the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel.
Jonathan’s inquest practice includes deaths in the course of medical treatment, fatal road traffic accidents and injuries sustained in the workplace.
Jonathan remains in demand as a lecturer and has delivered invited lectures to doctors, solicitors and the senior judiciary.
Jonathan accepts instructions on a pro bono basis in certain inquests, and also in CICA cases on behalf of victims of inflicted injury in childhood.
- MB, BS (London) 1971
- FRCS 1976
- Certificate of Higher Surgical Training in Neurological Surgery 1981
- FRCPCH (Elected) 1996
- Graduate Diploma in Law (Nottingham) 2004
- Personal Injuries Bar Association
- Professional Negligence Bar Association
- Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA)
- Society of Doctors in Law
- Nottinghamshire Medico-Legal Society
- Royal College of Surgeons
- Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
- Royal Society of Medicine
- Society of British Neurological Surgeons
- British Medical Association
"He has lots of gravitas and brings real authority to cases that he is involved in." "Meticulous on complex medical claims."
Chambers UK 2017
He is a former consultant neurosurgeon whose medical knowledge impresses instructing solicitors. He undertakes a variety of medically complex and high-value claims. “He is great on complicated medical cases; he can bring real expertise. He's found ways through that we hadn't even thought about. His attention to detail is second to none.”
Chambers UK 2016
A former paediatric neurosurgeon whose medical expertise is of real benefit on complex brain injury claims. His caseload includes inquests, alongside an increasing number of cerebral palsy and serious spinal injury cases.
"His medical expertise is a real asset and sets him apart from other counsel. His ability to analyse the medical evidence and attention to detail is second to none."
Chambers UK 2015
"His preparation is outstanding and he goes out of his way to assist with the case."
Chambers UK 2014
Dr Jonathan Punt, whose ‘medical knowledge is second to none’.
Jonathan Punt is a former neurosurgeon who has built up an impressive clinical negligence practice in an astonishingly short time.
Chambers and Partners 2011
Former surgeon Jonathan Punt has wowed sources with his "obvious intelligence" and "unparalleled understanding of the medicine." Sources were particularly complimentary of his performances at inquests.
Chambers UK 2010
‘ex-neurosurgeon Jonathan Punt has a growing reputation as a “bright guy” and is a name to watch.’
Chambers & Partners 2009
Former Consultant neurosurgeon Dr Jonathan Punt specialises in brain and head injury litigation.
Legal 500 2009