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Professor Sir Nicholas Wright

Professional Description:

Emeritus Professor of Histopathology



Centre for Tumour Biology
Barts Cancer Institute
Queen Mary University of London
Charterhouse Square
Area of work:

London and Nationwide


Professor Sir Nicholas Wright is a Emeritus Professor of Histopathology at Barts Cancer Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London.   

From 1980 to 1996 he was Professor of Histopathology at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School and Honorary Consultant Histopathologist to the Hammersmith Hospital. From 1996 to 2000 Professor of Histopathology at Imperial College School of Medicine and Honorary Consultant Histopathologist to the Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust.   

Professor Sir Nicholas Wright has over 40 years’ experience in tumour pathology at consultant level and is the author of over 300 articles and 9 books including works on tumour development, growth and progression. His main research interest is clonal evolution in human tumours.   

Medico-legal expertise
Fields of expertise are in the reconstruction of the prognosis in cases of missed cancers, including breast cancer, colorectal cancer, gastric and pancreatic cancer, melanoma, lung cancer, bladder and prostate cancer, head and neck and renal cancer. He also specialise in cases where cancer and other diseases have been misdiagnosed by histological examination. Professor Sir Nicholas Wright has prepared over 1000 expert reports, approximately 55:45 for Plaintiffs: Defendants.   

He has appeared on a number of times in the High Court, where his evidence has been accepted including such high profile cases include the Judge v Cambridge and Huntingdon Health Authority (1994), Rose v Duke (2000), Comack v. Berry (2000), Allinson v Adekanmbi (2004),Salvador-Jones v Sedar (2011) Muller v Kings College Hospital 2016).

Fees are £200 an hour plus 10% administration fee. Reports are usually available within four weeks of receipt of the sections etc. Fees for subsequent work (conferences etc.) are £200 an hour). There is usually no charge cancellation fees.



Fellow, Royal College of Pathologists, 1998 Fellow, Academy of Medical Sciences, 1999 Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons, 2001 Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, 2000 - 2006 President, Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 2000 – 2003 President, British Society for Gastroenterology, Elected Member, Council of the Royal College of Pathologists on six occasions.

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