Alan Montague practised at the Bar from chambers in London for five years, immersed in the heady atmosphere of the County and Magistrates’ Courts. After undergraduate training at St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School, he served in postgraduate training posts in Surgery and Pathology, He accumulated two years experience of pre-hospital resuscitation with the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary Flying Squad. He served in the Territorial Army, first as a gunner, then in the Royal Army Medical Corps, rising to the rank of Major. He was appointed Emergency Medicine Consultant to Southmead Hospital , then North Bristol Hospitals, retiring in December 2011.
He has published papers on surgical topics including trauma. He is co author of ‘Legal Problems in Emergency Medicine’ (Oxford University Press). He was Medical Secretary and webmaster of Bristol Medico-Legal Society from 2007 to 2013
He is now employed as a member of the Tribunal Service and teaches on resuscitation courses. By way of recreation he is a sailplane pilot and sailplane flying instructor.