Viewing: Surgical for Malcolm Duthie

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
“Very thorough and astute.” “He is absolutely on the ball, takes no nonsense and delivers great results.”
Chambers UK 2021 (Personal Injury)
“Extremely persistent on behalf of clients, always pushing for the best outcome.”
Legal 500 2021 (Personal Injury)
“An excellent advocate; he is persuasive in court and expresses himself very well on paper. He clearly has a very sharp mind.” “Impeccably prepared and a real fighter, so he’s good to have on your side in a contested issue.” “He is methodical and gets to grips with the issues of the case quickly.”
Chambers UK 2020
“Tenacious in court and at mediation.”
Legal 500 2020
“He is very intelligent, articulate and a skilled advocate. He grasps complex issues well and deals with the more challenging clients with considerable diplomacy.”
Chambers UK 2019
“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
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 and 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 and 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)