Sokol obtained a degree in Linguistics and French from Oxford University and Master’s degrees in Medical History (Oxford) and Medical Ethics (Imperial).  His PhD, under the supervision of Professor Raanan Gillon, looked at truth-telling in the doctor-patient relationship.

Sokol held academic positions at Imperial College, King’s College London, St George’s University of London and Keele University.  He continues to give occasional lectures at Imperial College and City Law School and has been involved in advocacy training for law students studying for the Bar.

Sokol qualified as a barrister and practises at 12 King’s Bench Walk, a leading set of chambers at the Inner Temple.  He has experience of high value personal injury and clinical negligence cases, including fatal accidents, tetraplegia, paraplegia and traumatic amputations. He appears in court regularly and has represented families at inquests involving deaths in hospital.  He is also an accredited mediator.


Sokol’s research interests are broad.  They include ethical issues arising in hospitals, the doctor-patient relationship, truth-telling in medicine, surgical ethics, military and disaster medicine, medical education, publication ethics, and the ethics of end-of-life care.  He has published 3 books, several book chapters, and over 250 articles in leading medical, surgical and medical ethics journals, including the British Medical Journal, Academic Medicine, the British Journal of Surgery, and the Journal of Medical Ethics.

PhD Medical Ethics, Imperial College
MSc Medical Ethics, Imperial College
MSc Medical History, Oxford University
MA Linguistics and French, Oxford University
GDL, BPP Law School
BPTC, City Law School

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