Mr James Doyle

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Senior Lecturer in Post-grad. MCh Edge Hill University

Personal profile

Mr Doyle has been involved in medico-legal practice since 1990.  His area of expertise is orthopaedic trauma of all sorts with a particular interest in orthopaedic problems of the spine. 

He has been involved in complex medico-legal work for serious injuries and clinical negligence claims since 1999. 

Mr Doyle's volume of instructions are about 80 cases per year with a split of 40% claimants instructions, 40% joint instructions and 20% defendant instructions.  He has given evidence in court on a number of occasions but this is a rare occurrence.  

His most recent expert witness training was with Premex in November 2017. 


MB, BCh, BaO - 1977 
Pre-Fellowship training – Dublin Pre-Fellowship Rotation
Senior Registrar Training – Higher Surgical Training in Orthopaedics, Irish Training Scheme
1990 – Accreditation in Orthopaedic Surgery with Joint Committee on Higher Surgical Training
M.Ch. Thesis – Femoral Shaft Perforation at Hip Arthroplasty – A study of the mechanical effects and analysis of three methods of counteracting these effects.
This work was submitted to the Faculty of Medicine, UCD, for consideration of the degree of M.Ch. in May 1987 and the degree was awarded in December 1989.


  • Gold Medal, UCD Medical Society – 1976
  • Arthritis Foundation of Ireland – 1986
  • Grant given for the development of acetabular sitting device for total hip replacement
  • Appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal or Orthopaedic Trauma – July 1989
  • Finalist – Medical Inventor of the Year 2000

Professional memberships

  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Trauma Society
  • British Association of Spine Surgeons

Clinical Interests

  • Spinal Surgery
  • Trauma
  • sciatica
  • Lower back pain

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