Medico Legal Reports

Comprehensive medico legal reports from one of the country’s most experienced orthopaedic surgeons

Professor Ribbans has undertaken medico legal work since 1985. He has experience of both Personal Injury Assessment and Clinical Negligence. Professor Ribbans has worked with both plaintiffs and defendants, attended conferences in Chambers and given expert evidence in court both in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

From 2003 to 2006, Professor Ribbans was a member of the British Orthopaedic Association’s Professional Practices Committee and, from 2008-2014, the Medico-Legal Committee.

Clinical Profile

Professor Ribbans Medico Legal ReportsProfessor Ribbans qualified from the Royal Free Hospital, London in 1980. His post-graduate training was principally in London with specialist fellowships in Sheffield and Harvard University. He was appointed as an Orthopaedic Consultant Surgeon in 1991 to the Royal Free Hospital in London. In 1996, he returned to his home town to commence work at Northampton General Hospital. In 2012, he entered into full-time private practice.

In 2005, Professor Ribbans was appointed Visiting Professor in Surgical Sciences to the University of Northampton and to a full personal Chair in Sports Medicine in 2010. He has been Medical Director of the Chris Moody Rehabilitation Centre and Moulton College since its inception. He travels extensively at home and abroad to lecture and has a wide research programme in both clinical and basic science spheres.

Professor Ribbans is involved with a number of local and national sporting organisations. He acts as Chief Medical Officer to Northamptonshire County Cricket Club an Honorary Orthopaedic Surgeon to both the English National Ballet and Northampton Town FC. He is also a member of the British Athletics Ethics Panel.

Appointments for Medico Legal Reports

Appointments can usually be offered within one month of receipt of letter of instruction. We aim to deliver medico legal reports within two weeks of the appointment, as long as all medical information is available at the time.

Patients are allotted a minimum appointment duration of 60 minutes to allow adequate time for history taking, examination, review of relevant imaging, and discussion of medical information with the patient.

There is parking for patients on site and a lift to aid disabled patients.