Locum Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, at University Hospitals Birmingham ( Queen Elizabeth Hospital ).He has retired from full-time practice (Feb 2015) and continues in part-time clinical and medico-legal practice ( NHS and Private Practice) in Birmingham. He also has an Honorary Consultant contract at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, where he is involved with the management of a small number of paediatric TMJ patients.
His special interests are maxillofacial trauma, jaw deformity surgery (orthognathic surgery), salivary gland surgery, dental implant surgery, facial pain and TMJ joint problems.
Mr Speculand undertakes major TMJ surgery including total joint replacement and has presented and lectured nationally and internationally about this.
He has over 25 years experience of writing medico-legal reports: with a current split of approximately 70% claimant, 25% defendant and 5% as a single joint expert. He also undertakes an increasing number of Clinical Negligence Reports. He completes approximately 80 reports per year. Reports normally take 4-6 weeks once all necessary records have been received.
Medico-Legal examinations are conducted from The BMI Priory Hospital, Priory Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B5 7UG. Instructions can be sent to his Medico-Legal Secretary, Yvette Young.
Mr Speculand is happy to use virtual technology ( Zoom, Microsoft Teams, FaceTime, WhatsApp ) and is able to obtain about 90% of the clinical information that he would get with a F2F consultation and is usually sufficient to allow cases to progress. Maxillofacial imaging is available via Cavendish Imaging Birmingham.
The fees for preparing a medical report are usually £850-£1350 plus VAT, depending on the complexity. In more complex cases, we could contact instructing solicitors with an interim estimate. For further information please see his website.
Listed on the Register of Expert Witnesses, Member of the Society of Expert Witnesses, Expert with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
Fellow – BAOMS, British Association of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons, Past-Chair, Central Committee for Hospital Dental Dental Services, British Dental Association, Former Vice Dean, Board Member and Examiner - Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England. Member – International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.