“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

  • Chris Somek – Chairman
  • Alison Somek – CEO
  • Richard Somek – Chief Financial Officer
  • Jessica Thurston – Chief Operating Officer and Occupational Therapist/Care Expert
  • Natalie Stratton – Head of HR
  • Dejana Koleva – Financial Controller 

Clinical Business Management Team

Elise is an experienced Occupational Therapist and Expert Witness, Catherine is a qualified physiotherapist, and they are both supported by Janiece and Nosheen who deal with all enquiries and instructions. Elise and Catherine have a wealth of clinical experience between them and they are best placed to respond to any queries and to provide the most appropriate expert to meet your needs. Yvonne will discuss with you how we can assist you in more general terms. She will happily meet with you and your staff at your offices, and will always be available to discuss any issues with you.

  • Elise Warner – Clinical Business Manager and Occupational Therapist/Care Expert
  • Janiece Ghent – Clinical Business Assistant
  • Nosheen Azhar – Clinical Business Assistant
  • Yvonne Lane – Client Relationship Manager

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Accounts Department

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

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Case Administration Team

Our full time, trained, case administration team 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
  • Angela Bond – Case Handler, Deputy Team Leader
  • Charlotte Tegg – Case Handler
  • Kay Burnham – Case Handler
  • Kamil Szczepaniak – Case Handler 
  • Zahraa Shamshudin - Case Handler
  • Jacqui Dymock – Administration Assistant 
  • Jenn Clarkson – Administration Assistant
  • Wassiq Ahmed – Administration Assistant

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Reports Team

Our dedicated reports team 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 
  • Gina Davey – Reports Administrator
  • Adam Whyle – Reports Administrator
  • Laurel Webber – Reports Administrator
  • Anna Cooke – Reports Administrator
  • Daniella Gregory - Reports Administrator

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Associates & Training Team

Rachael, Amy and Louisa work closely in the recruitment and training of all Somek experts. We have a rigorous recruitment process and are committed to furthering the expertise of our associates by providing an extensive, mandatory training programme.

  • Rachael Jeffery – Associates Relationship Manager
  • Amy Taylor – Associates Administrator
  • Louisa Clegg – Associates Training Administrator
  • Sharon Beattie – Development Lead (Quantum) and Occupational Therapist/Care Expert
  • Amanda Agebebi – Development Lead (Liability) and Registered Nurse 
  • Nicola Lawson – Associate Trainer and Occupational Therapist/Care Expert
  • Barbara Franks – Associate Trainer and Occupational Therapist/Care Expert
  • Kathleen Dean – Associate Trainer and Registered Nurse
  • Michelle Caton-Richard – Associate Trainer and Registered Nurse 

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