Expert microbiology services in
accordance with the Part 33 & 35 procedures.
Independent microbiology expertise for instruction in cases of clinical negligence
Microbiology support - New sentencing guidelines for food safety offences
Microbiology Consulting offers expert professional scientific advice across a range of applied microbiology and Biomedical Science disciplines to assist legal professionals in developing a robust body of evidence to support their case development. Working with a network of applied microbiologists each with over 25 years of professional experience in Biomedical Science, food and industrial microbiology we can assist in the interpretation of scientific evidence and provide support during evidence collection and case development. Our microbiologists are experienced in preparing reports written in accordance with the requirements for civil and criminal procedures and available to attend court hearings as required.
Microbiology Consulting offers professional microbiology advice to the legal sector primarily in cases of litigation following breaches of infection control, sepsis, H&S and COSHH involving infectious agents. Recent instructions include Escherichia coli O157 VTEC on open farms, foodborne outbreaks of Salmonella and Campylobacter, and infections associated with international travel and tourism. The vast diversity of microorganisms and their complex interaction with humans, animals and the environment makes every case unique. Please contact us to discuss your individual requirements and we will bring the appropriate scientific team together to support your specific needs.
As expert academic microbiologists we do not routinely examine patients or author medical reports, however our Biomedical Science experts are experienced in receiving instruction in medical negligence cases where identifying a medical expert without a potential conflict of interest was difficult; particularly in NHS cases involving Sepsis and Hospital-Associated Infections by MRSA and Clostridium difficile. The details of every case are different and we are always happy to discuss how we might support your case development without obligation; please call our office team to arrange a telephone conference call.
Our microbiologists are ready to assist you in the review and interpretation of incidence reports from Public and Environmental Health Officers (EHOs), medical notes from clinical staff, scientific reports from the Health Protection Agency (Public Health England) and recommend additional lines of enquiry. We can liaise with regulatory bodies and scientific institutions to recommend the best possible evidence to support your cases, with scientific terminology and jargon explained in an accessible and understandable manner.
For pre-action or small cases we are able to provide summary or preliminary reports for a fixed price upon receipt of evidence bundles. For more substantial cases please request a copy of our fees and terms & conditions.