Mr Peter Veitch


Consultant Surgeon

I am a busy general and renal transplant surgeon. However my private practice is limited to medico-legal work. I have a wide experience of cases involving general surgery, upper GI surgery, endocrine surgery, renal failure surgery and renal transplantation.

The majority of these have arisen through instructions on patients bringing claims for personal injury against hospital trusts or individual practitioners. On fewer occasions the defending team has instructed me.

I am fully familiar with the preparation and submission of reports on breach of duty and causation as well as condition and prognosis. I am aware of the legal interpretation of “duty of care” and how that has evolved through the concept of the “Bolam test” and the “Bolitho case” and latterly “Montgomery”. I am also aware of the Court rules in relation to expert’s reports contained in Part 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules.

In April 2010 I attended a one-day medico-legal expert witness course in London. In 2017 I attended a further one-day course in Dublin. I have appeared before the Royal Court of Justice in the Strand to give evidence as an expert witness on more than one occasion. I have also been instructed by the General Medical Council (UK) to advise as an expert witness in cases involving investigations into professional competence.

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Hospital Locations

Royal Free Hospital

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  • General Surgery
  • Renal Transplant


  • General Medical Council
  • Medical Defence Union
  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • British Transplantation Society
  • International Transplant Society
  • Association of Upper GI Surgeons, Association of Laparoscopic

Procedures offered

  • Medico-legal work only

Clinical interests

  • General surgery
  • Renal failure surgery
  • Renal transplantation and laparoscopic surgery

Mr Peter Veitch, Consultant Surgeon is available to be seen for consultations at Royal Free London