Mr Peter Veitch is a Consultant Surgeon with an special interest in Renal Failure Surgery and Transplantation.
He has personally performed over 800 operations for renal transplantation and has been involved in the management of over 1,200 renal transplant recipients. He is fully conversant with the evaluation of potential renal transplant donors as well as recipients.
Mr Veitch also has experience in Upper Gastro-Intestinal (GI) Cancer Surgery, Benign Upper GI Disease, Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP) and Upper Gastro-Intestinal Endoscopy.
Mr Veitch has an extensive medico-legal practice since 2005, undertaking a wide variety of cases involving general surgery, upper GI surgery, endocrine surgery, renal failure surgery and renal transplantation.
The majority of these have arisen through instructions regarding claims for personal injury against hospital trusts or individual practitioners. On fewer occasions the defending team has instructed him. He is fully familiar with the preparation and submission of reports on breach of duty and causation as well as condition and prognosis as well as the legal interpretation of “duty of care” and how that has evolved through the concept of the “Bolam test”, the “Bolitho case” and more recently the “Montgomery case”.
Mr Veitch is also aware of the Court rules in relation to expert’s reports contained in Part 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules. He has appeared at the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand as an expert witness for both Defendants as well as Claimants in general surgery cases. He currently undertakes approximately 30-40 cases per year. He has also presented evidence to the General Medical Council Fitness to Practice Committee in transplant related cases.
Mr Veitch is currently based at the Royal Free Hospital in London and the City Hospital in Belfast.
Member of the British Transplantation Society, Member of the International Transplantation Society, Recent counsel member of the Chapter of Surgeons, Member of the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons, Member of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, Member of the Association of Upper Gastro-Intestinal Surgeons.