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Mr Simon Ellis

Professional Description:

Independent Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery with a special interest in knee surgery


MA. MB.BS. FRCS (Orth).

Kent Medicolegal Services
P O Box 1396
ME14 9XS
Area of work:

Kent and surrounding areas with clinics in Maidstone, Chatham and Ashford


Mr Simon Ellis is an independent consultant in trauma & orthopaedic surgery with a special interest in knee surgery.

Mr Simon Ellis has over 25 years’ experience of producing specialist orthopaedic medicolegal reports for the Court. During his undergraduate medical training at Cambridge he studied Medical Law and Ethics in his final year. During his senior orthopaedic training he started to produce personal injury reports. He was appointed consultant to Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust in 1996 and continues as a consultant in independent practice, with a special interest in knee surgery. He maintains regular medicolegal training in order to remain up to date and is an APIL accredited orthopaedic expert. His scope of practice covers both personal injury reports and specialist medical negligence reports .

Mr Ellis undertakes approximately 100 personal injury reports per year with a split of 70% joint instructions, 5% defendant and 25% claimant. In cases which proceed following the initial report he regularly carries out joint discussions for the court.  He has court room experience although the majority of cases are settled after joint report review.

Mr Ellis has considerable experience in the provision of highly complex reports for the court to assist in cases of serious injury resulting in lower limb amputation with assessment of the long term implications.

As a result of the Coronavirus crisis, Mr Ellis is now equipped to undertake virtual assessments through Zoom video conferencing followed by a face to face review only if required.

Mr Ellis is regularly instructed to undertake specialist medicolegal reports for potential negligence for all aspects of knee surgery both for claimant and defendant. He is an Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA) recognised expert .

Mr Ellis' medicolegal practice is managed by Jackie, his medicolegal practice manager, who is able to arrange all aspects of his medicolegal work.

Hospitals used:

Spire Alexandra, Impton Ln, Walderslade, Chatham ME5 9PG.

One Ashford, Kennington Rd, Willesborough, Ashford TN24 0YS.

KIMS Hospital, Newnham Ct Way, Weavering, Maidstone ME14 5FT.

For Terms and Conditions, sample reports or any other queries please contact enquiries@kentmedicolegal or call 01622 962606.



Bond Solon Annual expert training conference
APIL part 1 and 2 for medical experts


British Orthopaedic Association - Fellow
British Association for Surgery of the Knee
APIL Associate Member

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