Mr Ian Paterson has recently been suspended by the GMC after it emerged that he might have performed “unnecessary and inappropriate” breast operations on nearly 1000 women and misdiagnosed nearly 450 women with breast cancer.

He is due to face a full fitness to practise panel next year and may also face criminal charges as it is alleged that he made fraudulent claims to medical insurers.

Elizabeth-Anne, Henry and Peter have been instructed by a number of firms to represent many of these women in a compensation claim due to be brought.