Mr. Stephen Kite BSc (Podiatric Medicine) MChS DipPodMed HCPC
Expert Podiatrist

Mr Stephen Kite is an expert in podiatric medical matters, he qualified in 1986 and began practising podiatric medicine in 1987. He is founder of award winning The Stephen Kite Practice, based in Dorset. He has over 25 years of private practice experience and expertise.

His expertise includes matters involving forensic analysis, podiatry expert witness, personal injury (including fully functional orthotics), medical negligence and malpractice and CCTV gait analysis.

Mr Kite has extensive experience in providing expert Medico-Legal opinion since 2007 involving the following expert cases – Negligence, NHS Whistleblowing, Malpractice, Personal injury, Health Professions Council hearings and CCTV gait analysis in criminal cases (which involved identifying suspects from CCTV footage for the defence and the prosecution in criminal cases using gait analysis and is one of only a small group of Forensic Podiatrists worldwide who have used this method of identification or elimination of suspects.)

He has provided and reviewed evidence for the defence involving The Health & Care Professions Council, (the regulatory body for Podiatrists in the UK), and he has acted as the Expert to National Health Service Health Boards and been asked to assist in cases of NHS whistleblowing allegations. His expert evidence has been instrumental in some very complex medico-legal cases and he has been invited to talk about and demonstrate Forensic Podiatry methods on BBC1 TV.

Mr Kite holds certification from Bond Solon in part 35 and the Practice Direction part 35 for the protocol for the instruction of Experts to give evidence in Civil Claims and the Practice Direction on pre-action conduct.

Awards and Nominations:
• Best Private Podiatry Practice South West of England Winner (2016) Pharmaceutical & Health Care Awards.
• The Healthcare Leadership Award 2017 Nominee (Lead Tribune Media Group, publisher of Venue Magazine, Cincinnati).
• Best Podiatry Practice Dorset (2017) Pharmaceutical & Health Care Awards.
• Private Podiatry Practice of the Year 2018 (UK Enterprise Awards SME news).
• Winner for the Lawyer Monthly Expert Witness Awards 2019 in recognition of specialized knowledge and experience within the area of: Gait analysis, forensic – UK

Contact: The Stephen Kite Practice
Tel: 0800 756 9812
Fax:0800 756 9812