Medico-legal services provided by David Elliot

Areas of expertise

  • Hand Surgery - Primary and Secondary Trauma Surgery, Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Tendon Surgery,Dupuytren’s Disease
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Scar Management 
  • Topics NOT offered for medico-legal work:-  wrist/elbow/shoulder injuries and surgery, forearm and humeral fractures, RSI and medical negligence cases

Medico-legal experience

  • Started preparing medico-legal reports 1989
    Approximate number prepared each year 75
    Percentage split: Claimant 40% - Defendant 30% - Joint 30%

Key publications

  • Over 120 publications – click Elliot D on ‘Pubmed’ on the Web Elliot D (2004). Specific Flaps for the Thumb - Invited Contribution. Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, 8: 198-2. Elliot D (Chairman) et al., (2005). Report of the Flexor Tendon Committee of the IFSSH, 2004. British and European Journal of Hand Surgery, 30B: 100-116. Elliot D (2005). Painful neuromas of the wrist and hand. Invited Contribution. Surgical Techniques in Orthopaedics and Traumatology. Elliot,D. and Yii, N.W. Homodigital Reconstruction of the Digits. Invited Contribution.Hand Chirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie, (2001), 33: 7-19. 

Are you prepared to appear in court?

  • Yes

Court experience

  • I have been preparing legal reports at a rate of 2-4 per week since 1989, excepting holidays but have only been asked to attend court on two occasions, so my court experience is slim. 

Time frame for delivery of reports

  • Within 1 month

Fees (Please provide details of your fee structure - optional)

  • Routine Report £850.00 - £1,050.00

Please contact Sarah Sargeant on 01621 857362, email  for all legal fee enquiries


Spire Wellesley Hospital
Eastern Avenue
Southend on Sea