Prosecution of Leading Breast Surgeon

Apr 2017

Although a defence barristerI was instructed to advise pre-charge and then to prosecute in the case of Ian Paterson who was convicted of carrying out unnecessary operations on patients and received a sentence of 20 years’ imprisonment.

This was a one-off case involving complicated medical and criminal issues brought against one of the country’s leading surgeons:

In February 2020 the Independent Inquiry into the issues raised by the Paterson case was published and may be found here: