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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

Alison Somek
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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!

Alison Somek
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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

Alison Somek
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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?

Alison Somek
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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. ...