am a medical ethicist and a barrister at 12 King's Bench Walk Chambers, London.
am a columnist for the British Medical Journal ('Ethics Man') and a regular contributor
to the BBC.
When not in court, I
give regular talks on medical ethics, both in the UK and abroad, and regularly publish in academic and popular
outlets (some of my articles are available online). For more details on my lecturing topics and availability, please see this page.
have sat on various committees, including those of the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Justice, and the Royal College of Surgeons. I have provided ethics advice and training to the MoD and leading companies.
research interests are broad, and include the doctor-patient relationship, truth-telling
in medicine, surgical ethics, military and disaster medicine, medical education,
publication ethics, and the ethics of end-of-life care
My latest ethics book - "Doing Clinical Ethics" was published by Springer in 2012. It has been reviewed by the Medical Protection Society (here), the Ministry of Ethics website (here) and the London Journal of Primary care (here). A pre-publication copy of the book is available at no charge in the 'Publications' section of this website.
In 2013, I co-authored "Pupillage Inside Out", with Isabel McArdle, a guide to the first year of a barrister's practice.
include close-up magic (I am a proud member of the Magic Circle), chess, most sports, French
literature, and playing the piano.
feel free to contact
me about any of the above.