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Mr. Jonathan Hobson

Professional Description:

Consultant Ear Nose Throat/Head & Neck/Thyroid Surgeon



Spire Hospital
Fir Tree Lane
Area of work:

North West and surrounding counties


Jonathan has been preparing reports for the Court since 2013 with over 1,000 prepared to date - these have been a mixture of personal injury, noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and clinical negligence cases. He has received training in the preparation of medico-legal reports and is fully compliant with CPR rules; having recently undertaken Bond Solon training on the CPR Part 35 rules.

Jonathan has prepared reports for claimants (70%), defendants (10%) and joint instructions (20%) and he has Courtroom experience.

Jonathan appreciates the requirements of solicitors, in particular the timescales for civil litigation. He is flexible and responsive and has had good feedback from solicitors and counsel:

“Thank you for this excellent report, which is very helpful.”

“His reports are always of a very high quality and we find that we can rely on the opinions he gives. Jonathan is always willing to discuss any tricky medico- legal issues and provides useful advice when asked. Any barristers that have seen his reports have been complimentry about the standard of report.”

What you can expect from Jonathan
Jonathan will respond to correspondence within 5 working days.
Reports will be dispatched within 14 days of interview with the client and / or receipt of all relevant medical records, x-rays and scans if applicable.
Provision of an objective expert report which will be addressed to the court
Jonathan will see patients at the Spire Hospital in Cheshire or Manchester but is happy to liaise with instructing solicitors to see patients at a mutually convenient location in the North West of England.
Jonathan provides medico-legal reports for noise-induced hearing loss using the frequencies specified in the Coles et al guidelines: 250Hz, 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 3kHz, 4kHz, 6kHz and 8kHz according to British Standards

Fees are payable 90 days after receipt of the report
Deferred payment is not undertaken
Fees are based on an hourly rate of £250 to include examination, perusal of medical records and preparation of the report
A typical report for noise-induced hearing loss or RTA associated tinnitus will cost £550
Medical negligence reports are billed at an hourly rate and generally take 3-4 hours to complete
If the client cancels with less than 48 hours or fails to attend, a cancellation fee of £125 will be charged
In certain circumstances fixed fee arrangements can be negotiated


University of Cambridge; University of Oxford; Higher Surgical training in the North West and advanced fellowship training in Adelaide, Australia

Expert Training

2014 SpecialistInfo Medico-legal Expert Witness Course; Manchester 2014 Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Workshop; Liverpool 2016 Stewarts Law Medical Witness Training Day; London 2016 MLA ‘An Introduction to the LCB guidelines in the current landscape’ 2016 Premex+ Core Clinical Negligence Seminar; London 2017 Premex Annual Conference; Birmingham 2018 Inspire MediLaw Medico-Legal Expert Witness Conference; Oxford


Royal College of Surgeons of England; British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons; ENT-UK; GMC - membership number: 4642961

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