Mr Stephen Kite BSc(PodMed) MChS DipPodMed
Podiatry Expert Witness
Mr Stephen Kite has over 10 years’ experience as an Expert Witness in Podiatry and Podiatric Medicine. He holds a Diploma in Podiatric Medicine, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Podiatric Medicine from New College (Durham) and The University of Sunderland, England and is qualified from Glasgow Caledonian University in Local Anaesthesia and Nail Surgery.
Mr Kite is an expert in podiatric medical matters and undertakes cases involving personal injury, medical negligence and malpractice, forensics and CCTV gait analysis. He holds Certification from Bond Solon in Part 35 and the Practice Direction Part 35 for the protocol for the instruction of experts to give evidence in Civil Claims and the Practice Direction on pre-action conduct.
He has been involved in identifying suspects from CCTV footage for the defence and the prosecution in criminal cases using gait analysis and is one of only a small group of forensic podiatrists worldwide who have used this method of identification or elimination of suspects. Most notably he was involved pre-trial of the last of the Hatton Garden suspects to be tried in 2019.
Mr Kite has provided and reviewed evidence for the defence involving The Health & Care Professions Council (the regulatory body for Podiatrists in the UK), and he has acted as an expert to National Health Service Health Boards and been asked to assist in cases of NHS whistleblowing allegations.
His expert evidence has been instrumental in some very complex medico-legal cases and he has been invited to talk about and demonstrate forensic podiatry methods on BBC1 TV as well as being a regular contributor to the national press.
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