David Gault undertakes medical negligence and personal injury reporting, including cases fought in the American courts, but not criminal cases. Currently cases are split approximately 80/20 between plaintiff and defendant with 10% joint instruction. Areas of internationally recognized expertise are ear deformity, piercing problems, cable strike injuries, laser surgery, correction of failed aesthetic surgery and extravasation injury.

"May I take this opportunity to thank you for your enormous assistance in this case and without your help, the case could not have been won."   
-    McMillan Willliams Solicitors, 2014

Currently the most frequent type of negligence instruction relates to alleged negligence in laser treatment (particularly in the use of IPL and multipurpose devices), extravasation injury and ear surgery. The most frequent personal injury instruction is for scarring after both minor and major trauma, particularly if an opinion on both surgical and laser solutions is required.

Frequent instructors include TJL Solicitors, Slater and Gordon, Irwin Mitchell, JCP Solicitors & McMillan Williams Solicitors:


There are different scales for Mr Gault’s fees to reflect the complexity and specialty of some of the medico-legal work he does, avoiding the need, when considering scarring for example, for reporting first by a general plastic surgeon and then by Mr Gault, if consideration of both conventional and laser options for treatment is required.  An outline of David Gault's expertise, along with awards, research, publications and lecture is here. His CV constantly evolves - for a current copy, please contact us. 

To enquire about instructing Mr Gault, solicitors and medico-legal agencies should first contact us to request a copy of our Terms and Conditions. We are unable to accept instructions from claimants direct. Please note that all fees are payable before the report is dispatched.

Patients who attend for interview and examination for the preparation of a medical report are asked to allow one hour for the appointment. It is helpful if any documentation on the problem, such as diary entries showing the timeline of the problem, paperwork supplied or photographic evidence of the injuries sustained can be brought along to the appointment.


David Gault has been a Consultant since 1991, having graduated from Edinburgh University (MB ChB 1977) and trained in Plastic Surgery in London, Paris, San Francisco and Tokyo. He held National Health Service appointments at Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, Middlesex and The Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street until his retirement from the NHS at the end of March 2006. His private practice is based in and around London.

David Gault is a full member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and the European Association of Plastic Surgeons (EURAPS). He acts as an Editorial Reviewer for the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery and has published widely in British and international journals (over 160 academic publications). He became a Visiting Professor in 2004 and is a contributor to reference texts on Plastic Surgery. He has an active research and teaching programme, and lectures in the UK and abroad.