Malcolm Duthie

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Malcolm practices exclusively in the fields of personal injury and clinical negligence litigation. He has considerable experience of clinical negligence claims in a wide variety of fields including:
- Colorectal surgery
- General surgery
- Neurosurgery
- Orthopaedic surgery
- Accident and emergency medicine
- Urology
- Obstetrics and gynaecology
- Oncology
- Acquired MRSA
‘His broad practice includes industrial disease, catastrophic injuries and public liability claims.’
Legal 500 2019
"He is excellent with clients and has a calm head in vigorously contested cases." Band 2 – PI Chambers UK 2018
Chambers UK 2018
‘He has in-depth knowledge of complex neurological issues.’ - Ranked: tier 1
Legal 500 2017
"He has an excellent work ethic, great attention to detail and is very good with clients." "He has a strong approach to negotiation and a focus on truly representing his clients." "An intelligent, articulate and a skilled advocate."
Chambers UK 2017
‘An excellent advocate.’
Legal 500 2016
A highly experienced junior with significant expertise in cases involving catastrophic injuries. Instructing solicitors value his dedication to cases and skilled advocacy.Strengths: "He is immaculately prepared every time and stands out for his fighting spirit." "He has a phenomenal memory for case law. He is very approachable and good with clients, yet is ruthless at cross-examining." Recent work: Represented the defendants against claims brought by a young girl injured by a roof tile dislodged by wind in conditions that may have allowed the use of Act of God defence.
Chambers UK 2016
Notable Cases
S –v- University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust [2017]
delay in diagnosis of ST- elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Settlement.
Q –v- Dr C & Mr C [2017]
radiologist failed to identify congenital tethered spinal cord on MRI and surgeon, in performing spinal decompression surgery, damaged spinal cord causing severe neurological disability. Settlement following JSM.
KH –v- University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust [2016] (Lawtel)
failure to identify and treat thoracic aortic aneurysm which ruptured causing death. Secondary victim and FAA claims. Settlement 400,000 approved by HHJ Denyer QC.
F –v- King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2016]
delay in diagnosis of and treatment for carcinoma of the bladder. Settlement.
MYSW –v- Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust [2015]
delay in diagnosis of and treatment for lung cancer. Settlement.
O –v – University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust [2015]
delay in diagnosis of and surgery for cauda equine syndrome. Settlement.
G [2013]
colorectal surgery resulting in chronic abscess cavity in pelvis, ileostomy and colostomy. Settlement: 700,000 -Inquest concerning high death rates at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (current)
G-M [2013]
negligently performed neurosurgery causing Frankel D spinal cord injury and upper limb amputation. Settlement: 1.125m
O’T [2010]
elective total hip replacement for elderly patient. Acquired MRSA, causing multiple further surgical procedures and permanent disability. 400,000
Professional Negligence Bar Association
Personal Injuries Bar Association
LLB (Hons) LLM (London)