Medico-Legal Committee

The aim of the Committee is to focus on the BOA role in providing medico-legal assistance in all aspects of trauma and orthopaedic practice. Its role is to maintain an oversight of legal matters in relation to:

  • the safe practice of orthopaedic and trauma surgery
  • the preparation of reports for the Courts

The Medico-Legal committee also has a responsibility to inform members of the Association of the changes in law relating to the practice of trauma and orthopaedic surgery, report writing and giving evidence.

It co-ordinates the position of the BOA in response to Government and legal profession changes in policy in relation to Medico-Legal expert and professional witness practice. The Medico-Legal Committee also gives advice to external agencies regarding appropriate expertise to deal with Medico-Legal questions, both nationally and internationally.

The Committee has produced a guideline document for orthopaedic and trauma surgeons appearing as expert witnesses in legal cases and can be found here.


David Warwick
David WarwickChairman

Professor Peter Giannoudis

Professor David Warwick

Peter Kay

Simon Gregg -Smith

Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference for the Committee can be viewed here.