Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many times have you attended Court in the past 3 years?


How may expert reports have you written in the past 3 years?


Do you offer informal advice by phone or email?

I am happy to provide informal and confidential advice or answer questions regarding the merits of a case by either phone or email, free of charge (15 minutes)

What is your ratio of work for Claimant : Defendant : Joint Instruction?

60% : 30% : 10%

Do you accept instruction via email or post?

Preferably via email: If you wish to send instructions via post then please refer to the ‘contact’ section of the website. Please ensure that correspondence is NOT to be sent to any of the consulting venues

Do you see children?


Would you consider a home visit?

Yes - to be discussed on an individual basis

Would you consider a prison visit?

Yes - to be discussed on an individual basis

How soon will my Client receive an appointment?

Appointments are typically arranged within 2-4 weeks of receiving the instructions, sometimes sooner. Occasionally Claimant’s may have to wait slightly longer for an appointment at our smaller venues such as Gloucester, Birmingham and Cheltenham, due to less demand. We are flexible with waiting times if the instructing party wishes for their Claimant to be seen more urgently

How long does an appointment take?

A standard appointment is 30 minutes. If the case is complex then more time will be allocated. Prior notification from the instructing solicitor is required and a higher fee for the added time will be charged. If upon receipt of the instruction and case details I feel a case warrants more time, then the instructing party will be notified before scheduling the appointment

How soon will I receive the report?

Current turnaround time for Personal Injury reports is 1 week following the examination providing all medical records are received

Current turnaround time for Medical Negligence reports is 2-4 weeks from receipt of all relevant documentation and supporting information

Do you charge a non-attendance fee?

Yes - failure to attend an appointment or cancellation of an appointment with less than 48hrs notice will incur a charge of £50+ VAT

Where will my client be examined?

Please refer to the ‘Consulting Venues’ section of the website for full details of all venues

If you do not find an answer to your question here, please contact us and we can assist you further.

Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Mr Stephen E McCabe

Contact Information

McCabeMedicoLegal Limited

PO Box 404




01452 814  553

01452 814  553

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