Michael Duck QC defends highly talented consultant liver surgeon who pleaded guilty to signing initials on livers of patients

Thu, 25 Jan 2018

The consultant entered a guilty plea to two allegations of assault by beating at Birmingham Crown Court in December 2017. Mr Bramhall was described by one of his professional colleagues as one of the outstanding surgeons of his generation. He received a 12 months community service order of 120 hours and a £10,000 fine. The Prosecution had applied for costs of over £16,000 but that figure was reduced to £1,500 to reflect Mr Bramhall’s early acknowledgment of his behaviour.

The consultant had received hundreds of written messages of support from former patients whose lives he had saved, their relatives and a number of professional colleagues. Some of his former patients were present in the packed public gallery on the day of the hearing.

The case attracted widescale media attention both nationally and internationally.

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/12/14/health/liver-initials-surgeon-simon-bramhall-intl-trnd/index.html.

https://news.sky.com/story/surgeon-simon-bramhall-avoids-jail-for-burning-his-initials-on-patients-livers-11204531

Michael Duck QC is the Leader of the Midland Circuit and a member of the Crime and the Regulatory Groups at No5 Barristers' Chambers.

Ranked Band 1- Criminal Silk - Leaders in Their Field -Chambers UK Directory 2018.

Ranked as a Leading individual in the Legal 500 2017 Directory (Criminal Silk).

 

 

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