“Many thanks for the fantastic level of service”

(Defendant Solicitor)

“I would be happy to recommend Somek to colleagues”

(Claimant Solicitor)

Understanding Your Needs

Somek and Associates was established in 1997, with Alison Somek who, since the early 80s, worked as a care and occupational therapy expert witness in medico-legal litigation. The senior team involved in the development and running of the company over the past 20 years have over 90 years expert witness experience between them – we have a long history and a wealth of experience.

We know the business of medico-legal reports. We listen to our clients and are known for our “can do” attitude, providing reports that comprehensively address the needs according to your instructions, use relevant legal tests and principles, are robustly argued, well structured – and competitively priced.

We make it our business to know the medico-legal environment, including the earlier changes following the Woolf reforms to more recent changes after the Jackson Report. We are passionate about “professionalism” both in the field of expertise and in our role as expert witnesses.

So what are your needs?

We think that you want experts who are:

  • Professional
  • Excellent communicators
  • Robust and credible
  • Well organised, efficient and responsive – above all able to meet deadlines
  • Able to provide quality reports that are well structured and presented
  • Fully cognisant of and trained in their duties under the CPR and related documents
  • Competitively priced and able to provide estimates for costs budgeting

We are passionate about the integrity of the expert witness role and maintaining independence and objectivity to underpin credibility of the expert evidence. As a company we have a very balanced Claimant / Defendant split and we aim to maintain this with each and everyone of our associates.