Issue 11 2021

58 Acquisition International - Issue 11 2021 However, unfortunately, most clients are now insisting on face-to-face appointments without asking if it is required. This adds considerable time to the client’s appointment as they need to travel. For this area of work, only about 10% of clients need face-to-face appointments. Having so far completed 20,000 reports (current average of 900 per year) since the company was founded at the beginning of the 90s, business activity will indeed continue for RSW Medico Legal with Richard carrying out his important, fascinating work for the foreseeable future. With three decades behind him, we look forward to seeing what the next decade holds for Richard and RSW Medico Legal. Exceptional Expert Witness ased in Stourbridge, Richard Scott-Watson is a highly experienced trauma and orthopaedic surgeon and expert witness who draws upon 25 years of specific expertise and interest in general orthopaedics, fractures and trauma, as well as musculoskeletal injuries and all aspects of bone and soft tissue injury including limb and spinal injuries. He pays particular focus to the disability aspect of cases as this is what matters most to the client. Many expert witnesses that Richard deals with do not have the qualification to perform assessments of disability, while he does hold the Diploma in Disability Assessment Medicine (Occupational Health Department of the Royal College of Physicians, London). Richard works with multiple medicolegal agencies, solicitors directly, and insurance companies. It is a requirement that expert witnesses are trained; many are not, but Richard holds the highest qualification in this area, being the Cardiff University Expert Witness Certificate. It is also a requirement that expert witness work be part of the annual appraisal – Richard’s has been for over 10 years, and many do not comply with this. A Lifetime Achievement award winner, Richard Scott-Watson’s hard work and dedication hasn’t gone unnoticed. He has been recognised by countless awards, with RSW Medico Legal also being singled out in 2014 as the recipient of the Medico-Legal Services Awards, sponsored by Forensic & Expert Witness E-Magazine. This award acknowledged the experience and professional expertise that the firm offers in the writing of medico-legal reports and in the provision of expert witness testimony. Also, among his recent awards, Richard has received M&A Global Awards Best Expert Witness Service Provider 2020, 2020 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award: Orthopaedic Therapy Expert Witness of the Year in England – 2020, and Leaders in Law Global Award 2020 – Richard is undeniably an unstoppable force in the industry today. Operating with the help of his secretary, Carol Couzens, Richard carries out his work in clinics in Stourbridge, Birmingham, Coventry, Bristol, Swindon and Oxford Prison, as well as by undertaking home visits. In 2020, moving around the country and carrying out face-to-face consultations proved challenging in light of COVID-19. Everything had to shut down for a while, but Richard didn’t let this stop him: during that time, he completed around 800 reports via remote appointment using WhatsApp and FaceTime. B Founded by award-winning expert, Richard Scott-Watson in 1990, RSW Medico Legal Ltd provides high-quality, fully CPR compliant orthopaedic expert medicolegal reports for claimant and defendant instructions in personal injury cases for the courts. Acquisition International has awarded the firm as Leading Orthopaedics, Fractures and Trauma Expert Witness of the Year, United Kingdom, so we take a closer look. Company: RSW Medico Legal Ltd Contact: Carol Couzens Email: carolcouzens@ymail.com Web: rswmedicolegal.forensicandexpertwitness.co.uk Sep21853

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