Dr Nicholas Padfield


Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust, St Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EH – 1996 to dat

I have undertaken medico-legal work for the last twenty years. I am conversant with the new part 35 civil procedure rules. I accept roughly one hundred new instructions a year. I accept instructions for both claimant and defendant with no preference. I am now only occasionally instructed as a single joint expert. The bulk of the work is personal injury but I am being instructed more frequently now in negligence cases.


I have researched CRPS cases and can advise and talk with some authority about them as this can often be an area of contention and the condition CRPS is frequently inappropriately used as a label this could benefit many solicitors that may choose to instruct myself.


Neuromodulation is an area frequently in contention i have clinical experience in this and therefore my opinion can be based on this.

In addition to report writing I am now finding myself requested to organise joint conferences between myself and other medical disciplines, and simultaneous consultations with experts appointed by the other side – in an ever diversifying manner.

I have attended educational courses in medicolegal report writing and giving oral evidence in court. I am a member of the UK register of expert witnesses and have had my anonimised reports vetted.

I am a member of the Medico-Legal society.

I have attended an intensive MEDIATION course and passed the course examination.

I have given oral evidence in personal injury and clinical negligence cases for the claimant and defendant in the District, County and High Courts.

I have given oral evidence at an Industrial tribunal.



I am registered with ICO reference ZA108097
I am registered for VAT
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