David Toulmin Van Sittert
+44 (0)121 237 3976
David specialises in complex and high value defendant clinical negligence claims representing both general practitioners and consultants.
Originally from South Africa, David trained and qualified as an attorney in a constitutional Roman Dutch jurisdiction and spent a number of years working for the South African equivalent of the MIB dealing with high-value traumatic injuries, including acquired brain injury, traumatic amputations, and para-, quadra- and tetraplegia claims. He was one of the pioneers of tailored ADR for the resolution of RTA disputes. He then joined MacRoberts INC specialising in defendant clinical negligence claims and later joined Malcom Lyons Brivik Inc. specialising in claimant clinical negligence claims. While in practice, he lectured personal injury for the Law Society and was voted “Most Inspiring Lecturer” for seven years running. David emigrated to the UK in 2007 and cross qualified under the provisions of the QLTT as a solicitor. He deals with all medical disciplines with particular specialism in general practice, orthopaedics, spinal and neurosurgery, and vascular surgery.
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