“Many thanks for the fantastic level of service”

(Defendant Solicitor)

“I would be happy to recommend Somek to colleagues”

(Claimant Solicitor)

Meet the Team

At Somek & Associates head office in Chesham, Buckinghamshire we have several teams working towards the delivery of our expert witness reports.

Senior Management Team

  • Alison Somek – Managing Director
  • Richard Somek – Head of Technical Operations
  • Jessica Thurston – Head of Medico-legal Operations and Occupational Therapist/Care Expert
  • Natalie Le Roux – Head of People & Culture
  • Dejana Koleva – Financial Controller 
  • Joel Weston – Business Process Manager

 

Clinical Business Management Team

Janiece is the Clinical Business Management Team Leader supported by Nosheen as Deputy Team Leader who deal with all enquiries and instructions. The CBM Team are best placed to respond to any queries and to provide the most appropriate expert to meet your needs.

  • Janiece Ghent – CBM Team Leader
  • Nosheen Azhar – CBM Deputy Team Leader
  • Charisse Oates – CBM Assistant
  • Iram Khan – CBM Assistant
  • Lauren Smith - CBM Assistant 

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Accounts Department

  • Dejana Koleva – Financial Controller 
  • Jonathan Flynn – Accounts Assistant 

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Case Handling Team

Our dedicated case handlers ensure the efficient and responsive handling of all communications on cases. With our bespoke database and case management system we are able to provide secure, and effective running of all cases.

  • Charlie Hogan – Case Administration Team Leader
  • Charlotte Tegg – Case Administration Deputy Team Leader
  • Kamil Szczepaniak – Senior Case Handler 
  • Kay Burnham – Case Handler
  • Jenn Clarkson – Case Handler
  • Els Sarvaharman – Case Handler
  • Leonie Dons – Case Handler

Operations Support Team

Our operations support team are the first point of contact for our clients and experts, ensuring all communications and management of evidence relating to medico-legal cases are managed appropriately and accurately, to deliver a quality service and support all other teams in the business.

  • Aneeqa Khan – Operations Support
  • Rianna Parente – Operations Support
  • Angela Burnett – Operations Support
  • Davina Smith – Operations Support

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Quality Assurance and Reports Processing Team

Our dedicated reports team and associate trainers bring added value to all reports submitted. Working with experienced expert witnesses as part of the quality assurance team, we provide a quality control service to guarantee all reports are submitted on time having been proof read, formatted and scrutinised to ensure their clarity, consistency and robust quality, prior to submission.

  • Liam Brakespear – Reports Team Leader 
  • Laurel Webber – Deputy Reports Team Leader
  • Anna Cooke – Legal Reports Proof Reader
  • Russell Smith – Legal Reports Proof Reader
  • Dannii Price-Bradley – Legal Reports Proof Reader 
  • Ernest Wong – Legal Reports Proof Reader 
  • Kelly Andrew  – Legal Reports Proof Reader 
  • Nicole Thomas – Legal Reports Proof Reader 
  • Sharon Beattie – Quality Assurance & Training Lead (Quantum) and Occupational Therapist/Care Expert
  • Amanda Agbebi – Quality Assurance & Training Lead (Liability) and Registered Nurse
  • Michelle Caton-Richards – Deputy Quality Assurance & Training Lead (Liability) and Nursing Expert
  • Louise Martinez – Associate Trainer and Occupational Therapist/Care Expert
  • Barbara Franks – Deputy Quality Assurance & Training Lead (Quantum) and Occupational Therapist/Care Expert
  • Julia Parvia – Associate Trainer and Registered Midwife
  • Susannah Boyle – Associate Trainer and Registered Nurse 
  • Emma Twine – Associate Trainer and Registered Midwife 
  • Claire Hankin – Associate Trainer and Occupational Therapist/Care Expert

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Associates & Training Team

Rachael & Hayley are responsible for the recruitment of all Somek & Associates experts on a self employed basis. We have a rigorous recruitment process and are committed to ensuring the consistent high quality of the expert witness service we provide. All of our associates are required to maintain their own expert witness continuing professional development and can subscribe, at their own expense, to our Training and Resource package, albeit this is not a mandatory requirement. The S&A Training and Resource package is overseen by Louisa, Sharon and Amanda.

  • Rachael Jeffery – Associates Relationship Manager
  • Hayley Lewis – Associates Co-ordinator
  • Louisa Clegg – Associates Training Coordinator 
  • Sophie Davidson – Associates Administrator

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Marketing

Amy works closely with our Head of Medico-legal operations, Jessica Thurston and Managing Director, Alison Somek to drive and develop the marketing strategy and campaigns aligned with our business objectives. Amy co-ordinates our company's marketing activities and prepares content for our annual marketing and events calendar. 

  • Amy Taylor - Marketing Lead

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People & Culture

  • Belinda Garrett - HR Advisor