Paul Nolan has been preparing medicolegal reports since 1999. He receives instructions from solicitors acting for the plaintiff and defendant in personal injury claims and medical negligence, preparing approximately 1000 reports a year. He also receives instructions from Hospital Legal departments, employers, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). He has received instruction in cases in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, the United States and Australia.
He has extensive experience giving evidence in the Coroners Court, County Court and High Court. Paul Nolan sits on the General Medical Council (GMC) Medical Practitioner Tribunal Service (MPTS) Fitness to Practice Tribunals assessing doctors whose practice may be impaired due to health, performance or criminal issues.
He has extensive experience in personal injury claims including whiplash-associated disorder (WAD), work related back injury and significant spinal and Orthopaedic injury.
He receives regular instruction in medical negligence claims acting for both the plaintiff and health trusts. His particular areas of interest in medical negligence are cauda equina syndrome, missed spinal injury and complications arising from spinal surgery. He has carried out an audit of senior spinal surgeons nationally in relation to current practice in management of cauda equina syndrome.
He is a founding member of the medico-legal continuing professional development group in Malone Medical Chambers Belfast and the GMC responsible officer for Malone Medical Chambers.