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How communication and swallowing difficulties affect claimants

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The Benefits of Instructing Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) Experts in these cases - By Speech and Language Therapist BSc (Hons) and expert witness Sadia Hussain Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) experts can provide quantum, liability and advisory...

A specialist approach to community neurological rehab

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Save the Date! Somek and Associates' Alison Somek, CEO & Occupational Therapist and Care Expert, will be presenting at Peartree Rehab's 'A specialist approach to community neurological rehab' event on Wednesday the 26th of February...

Experienced Experts With Immediate Availability

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There are times when our experts suddenly or unexpectedly have immediate availability to take on a new case at very short notice. For example, an expert may have a case settle the day before trial or a case may be withdrawn or delayed at the eleventh hour,...

Somek's Chosen Charity

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Somek and Associates have nominated Bliss, dedicated to helping babies born prematurely and/or sick and their families in the UK, as their nominated charity for the next 12 months. One of the main reasons for choosing this important charity is that...

A Day In The Life Of An Expert Witness By Susie Boyle

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1) How did you get into this field of work? Until I started working as an expert witness, my sum total of legal experience was half a law A-level back in the 1990’s. During my nurse training, I was always very interested in the legal and fitness to...

We are recruiting!

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Somek and Associates are currently seeking an experienced Podiatrist to act as an expert witness in clinical negligence cases. We would love to hear from you if you're interested! For more information, please click here.    ...

The 'Walking Wounded' Faced with Communication Challenges at Work

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Article by Sadia Hussain, BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy, published in the October edition of Expert Witness Journal Claimants diagnosed with brain injuries, without physical disability and who retain subtle cognitive communication difficulties...

Somek expert highly praised in court - lessons for all experts

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Nicola Heaps, one of our nursing experts, appeared in court in July this year. The case related to injuries suffered by a 65 year old woman who fell out of bed while an in-patient on a hospital ward. In a nutshell the issues were to do with whether or not...

The benefits of instructing experts through a consultancy

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Article by Alison Somek, which featured in the Summer 2019 Edition Of Expert Witness Journal Background Somek & Associates is experienced in providing Expert Witnesses for clinical negligence and personal injury litigation, but also in other areas...

We are recruiting nurses in the following clinical areas!

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Somek & Associates is recruiting experienced nurses in the following clinical specialisms and would love to hear from… A&E Nurses Mental Health Nurses Tissue Viability Nurses Practice Nurses - Sexual Health Health Visitors ...

Congratulations to Somek expert witness nurse Jill Whibley!

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Massive congratulations to Jill Whibley, Somek and Associates’ expert witness and registered nurse, who recently won Employee of the Year at Kent Community Health NHS Trust. What an amazing achievement! Jill has also been shortlisted for the NHS...

A Day In The Life Of An Expert Witness By Louise Martinez

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1. How did you get into this field of work? Having worked in the NHS in various settings, for over ten years, I was finding myself more and more involved in investigating complaints as part of my role. Whilst this was not what I trained for, I found I...

How physiotherapists can assist in expert witness work

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Congratulations to Somek and Associates’ physiotherapist expert witness and associate trainer, Sara Dickinson, who has had the following article published in Your Expert Witness magazine (issue no. 49): Many experienced physiotherapists undertake...

A Day In The Life Of An Expert Witness By Nicola Lawson

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How did you get into expert witness work and what attracted you to the role?  I can’t actually remember how I got involved in Expert Witness work as it was quite a long time ago now, but I must say that I’m so glad I did! It has enabled me...

Discover How Your Fee Earners Could Benefit From Somek & Associates' Top Training Topics

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Somek and Associates is one of the biggest providers of expert witnesses in the UK and we pride ourselves on maintaining a very balanced claimant / defendant portfolio. We are renowned for listening to and responding to our clients’ ever evolving needs...

How Somek continues to deliver an efficient service...

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Somek & Associates prides itself on the integrity of the service it provides. Here is just a tiny fraction of the fantastic feedback we’ve received from grateful Clients over the years: “Please thank the team for being so helpful and...

Guidance on the preparation of admission and examination of expert evidence

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The Inns of Court College of Advocacy has written guidance for barristers to promote reliability in Expert Evidence.   https://www.icca.ac.uk/images/download/expert-evidence/Expert-Guidance-final-copy-with-cover-2019.pdf It is interesting to see...

We are recruiting!

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Somek & Associates is recruiting in the following areas and would love to hear from you… As part of our recruitment drive we currently have vacancies in the following specific areas: Paediatric Occupational Therapists Spinal Injury...

We have our first Prosthetist!!

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We have just hired our first Prosthetist!! We are thrilled to announce that we now have a Prosthetist preparing quantum reports. Dr John Head qualified as a Prosthetist in 1988, and has experience in prosthetics rehabilitation, education and research. To...

Conference Update - New exhibitor & speaker added!

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We can now confirm an exciting addition to the exhibition and conference programme for the Somek & Associates Annual Conference 2018. Dorset Orthopaedics   will be presenting a parallel session on the latest in orthotics and...

New speaker confirmed for the Somek & Associates Annual Conference 2018!

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Another great speaker added to the Somek & Associates Annual Conference programme for 2018. We are pleased to confirm a presentation by Specialist Physiotherapist, Louis Martinelli from Hobbs Rehabilitation , who will be presenting to our associates...

Brain Injury Claims - Somek & Associates' expert Caz Lyall contributes to 1st Edition

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Congratulations to Dr Caz Lyall (Care & Occupational Therapy expert) for her contribution to the 1st Edition of Brain Injury Claims. The text examines the legal and clinical aspects of brain injury litigation. The 1st Edition is...

Are the Courts getting into the Hot Tub?

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An article published in the most recent edition of the Expert Witness Journal by Alison Somek and Nick Deal (Expert Witness Trainer, Bond Solon), looks at the recent study carried out by the Civil Justice Council and the recent experience of a Somek &...

Important News!Change to Expert Witness' Declaration with immediate effect

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Important News – Change to Expert Witness’ Declaration with immediate effect With immediate effect, changes have been made to the wording of the declaration on expert witness reports used in criminal cases. The change has been made to...

Expert Witness Award Winners!

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We are very pleased to announce we have been named as Occupational Therapy Expert Firm of the Year for 2017 by Lawyer Monthly magazine. With over 80 occupational therapists completing care and occupational therapy reports for clinical negligence and...

Somek & Associates Annual Conference 2017 - Celebrating 20 years and Inspiring the Future

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The Somek & Associates Annual Conference is taking place on the 8 th May at Latimer Place in Chesham, Bucks. As we celebrate our 20 th year, this conference is set to be our best yet. We have listened to the feedback of our associates, and have now...

NMC Revalidation for Nurses & Midwives

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The new process that all nurses and midwives in the UK will need to follow to maintain their registration with the NMC. revalidation.nmc.org.uk ...

Experts' Meetings - helpful process or waste of time and money?

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As a care and occupational therapy expert I have had many experts’ meetings, pursuant to CPR 35.12, over the past 15 years. We have nearly 200 associates from health profession backgrounds, and experts’ meetings are not an infrequent activity. ...