As a Consultant Physician and a qualified Barrister, David is well suited to the role of a mediator. He has a relaxed but utterly professional style, and brings together his consultation and advocacy skills to create an environment of trust and confidence conducive to mediation and settlement. His natural analytical skills developed during his medical and legal training enable him to get to grips quickly with complex issues, whilst his inherent empathy and compassion allow him to contextualise each individual situation.

David’s military background, both as an aviator and doctor, ensure that his attention to detail are exacting, especially regarding preparation. His familiarity with conflict, ensure a calm approach in potentially hostile environments. Willing to challenge parties, when there is a clear need to test their wider needs or expectations, whilst remaining sensitive, and adaptable throughout the dynamic process.

David won The UK Mediation Skills Competition in 2016 hosted by the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators and held at Linklaters, London. He also won the individual prize for best mediation advocate, which qualified him to represent the UK at the worldwide ICC International Commercial Mediation competition in Paris.

David is comfortable mediating in most areas, but is clearly experienced in those relating to medical or professional negligence.

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David has an excellent grasp and understanding of all evidence and arguments presented, and is very clear in his expressions and thought processes. His legal background is evident in the way he is able to understand the legal process and frameworks involved.”

Medical Practitioner’s Tribunal Service (MPTS) Panellist

Dr David Carey’s expertise from his former position as Surgeon Commander with the Royal Navy at the Institute of Naval Medicine is invaluable.    His concerns that service personnel should receive the best medical and occupational care, are reflected in his expert opinion, soundly based on long professional service

Dr Carey is very approachable and he is happy to provide an early informal opinion, which can be invaluable from a medico-legal point of view.”

Mr Jeremy Taylor LLB Solicitor, Partner in the firm of Wace Morgan Solicitors LLP

I must say that, in contrast to a number of other experts I work with, you show a far better understanding of the legal process and issues (apart from just the medical). You regularly engage with me and Counsel on these issues, which can often be complex in my cases and particularly in relation to issues of causation. You have a thorough understanding of CPR and your obligations as an expert, but also have an appreciation of my role as a solicitor. I have been very impressed with your advice and guidance on questions to other experts and I can tell from your discussions with Counsel that you are familiar with principles of evidence and the likely cross examination that you and/or other experts may face when in trial. Most impressive is your appreciation at all times that, ultimately, a Judge will need to make a determination on the available evidence, which is something that escapes a lot of people!"

Ahmed Al-Nahhas, Partner & Solicitor-Advocate, Bolt Burdon Kemp

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