Medico-Legal Practice

Mr Ashworth is a general Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon, with approximately 35% of clinical work being trauma related and 65% elective orthopaedic surgery. He has a special interest in revision joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee; young adult hip pain; hip & knee arthritis surgery and sports injury surgery.

Mr Ashworth has been engaged in medico-legal practice for 25 years. He undertakes personal injury reporting on behalf of victims of road traffic, industrial and  other accidents. He prepares reports for insurance  and other companies wishing to defend a claim. He has over 8 years’ experience in clinical negligence work, specialising in Orthopaedic hip and knee conditions as well as cases of alleged trauma negligence.

Mr Ashworth currently receives around 150 new instructions per year from a variety of sources including independent solicitors, employers and insurers as well NHS Resolution (formerly the NHS Litigation Authority).

A completed report can be returned within two weeks, although a faster turnaround time can be accommodated if necessary. Clinical negligence (breach/causation and condition/prognosis) reports can be completed within a similar time frame.

Mr Ashworth is experienced in providing screening reports prior to engagement as a Part 35 Expert. He has experience in giving evidence at court and at the Coroner’s court. He is a member of the Expert Witness Institute and a member of the Faculty of Expert Witnesses. Clients under 18 years of age can be seen at Torbay Hospital, click here for map.


  • Instruction ratios:-

    • Personal injury: claimant 60%; defendant 20%; single joint expert 20%.

    • Clinical negligence: claimant 50%; defendant 50%.


  • Training -Attends update training on average every 2-3 years (since 1993)

    • Advanced Medico-Legal Report Writing

    • Medico-Legal Court Room Skills

    • Concurrent Medical Evidence (Hot Tubbing)


  • Registered for business promotion with:

    • The Expert Witness Institute (Member of the Expert Witness Institute - MEWI)

    • National Expert Witness Association (NEWA)

    • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)

    • (The Faculty of Expert Witnesses -The FEW)

    • Medical Experts Online (MEOL)

    • The Medico-Legal Experts Practice (TMLEP)


  • Contact emails: -

DD (Barrister)-

Your report is very detailed and very well argued, what is more impressive is that it is your first [negligence report].

MP (personal injury solicitor)-

Compared to other providers you are lightening fast and very thorough.

ZD (personal injury/negligence solicitor)-
I wanted to thank you for your helpful breach of duty & causation report, plus speedy turnaround, plus actually taking the time to telephone me about the case.  Although perhaps shocking, I find it is rare to receive a well-structured report, clearly applying the legal tests for breach of duty and causation – basically an expert who just gets it!

CM (Solicitors)-

Our client is very happy with the report, which is extremely detailed.

Mount Stuart Hospital
​Medical Secretary Contact:
✆ +44 (0)1803 321602
St Vincent's Road, Torquay, TQ1 4UP

Mount Stuart Hospital

​Medico-Legal Secretary Contact:


✆ +44 (0)1803 445516

St Vincent's Road, Torquay, TQ1 4UP

Torbay Hospital

​Medical Secretary Contact:

✆ +44 (0)1803 654969

Lowes Bridge, Torquay TQ2 7AA

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