Dr Elizabeth Soilleux

Dr Elizabeth Soilleux, Pathologist

An experienced coroner's pathologist with over 10 years' consultant level experience and experience of over 1,000 autopsies, including many complex ones.

Medicolegal cases undertaken in haematopathology, autopsy pathology and other areas of pathology by agreement.

I am able to recommend experienced expert colleagues where I feel others have greater expertise.

With over 6 years involvement in medicolegal work I am able to provide short reports on specimens or full court compliant reports. I can also provide expert biopsy reporting, as either a primary diagnosis or second opinion.

Keeping medicolegal cases to 5 – 10 per year ensures high quality work with attention to detail and a high calibre, very clear and user friendly service.

Turnaround time is 4-6 weeks from receipt of all relevant information, but cases can be expedited if there are extenuating circumstances. Expert biopsy reporting is rapid taking 2-5 days, depending on complexity.

90% of work undertaken is for the claimant although I am happy to work as a ‘single joint expert' and will cover any international geographical area, as, in pathology, material can almost always be posted.

Autopsy work will only be undertaken in the UK and Ireland.

Able to translate material from French, German and Spanish.

Dr Elizabeth Soilleux, Expert Witness Pathologist

I am a Cambridge and Oxford-trained academic clinical pathologist, regional expert in haematopathology, autopsy, pathology and areas of molecular pathology, with an exceptionally strong background in research, management and teaching at local, regional and national level.

Cardiff University, Bond Solon trained – Expert Witness Certificate (Civil Law)

Current Employment
May 2017-present University Lecturer/ Consultant Histopathologist (special interest in
Haematopathology, Molecular Pathology and Postmortem Pathology)
Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge

Relevant Research Activities
Areas of Interest
1. Novel molecules in translational haematopathology and immunology with potential
diagnostic and therapeutic relevance.
2. Histiocyte (macrophage and dendritic cell) and T-cell biology.
3. Use of molecular diagnostics in clinical haematopathology, including novel techniques.

Medicolegal Experience
Coronial autopsies >1500
Appearances in Coroner’s Court > 100
Medicolegal cases – around 10 per annum since 2010 >90% for claimant
Cases with joint instruction – several High Court cases, all successfully resolved out of court, on the basis of my report


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