OUR EXPERT WITNESSES
Our expert witnesses are required to undertake a comprehensive legal training programme with our in house lawyers to provide them with an understanding of their duties to the Court and the requirement to provide objective, unbiased and fact based evidence. Upon completion of the training programme they have a solid understanding of the competencies required of them pursuant to the Civil Procedure Rules Part 35, the related Practice Direction (PD35) and the Guidance for the Instruction of Experts in Civil Claims 2014 (Civil Justice Council). We also run regular training sessions throughout the year which include refreshers of legal principles, case law updates, compliance with GDPR and presenting with professionalism and resilience when delivering verbal evidence.
In addition, all of our expert witnesses have been personally mentored by Fiona Johnson in relation to key aspects of their role, for example, assessment, review of evidence, report production and presenting a clear rationale for opinion in conferences and joint discussions.
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Fiona is an experienced Expert Witness in Care, Case Management and Independent Healthcare Consultancy. She qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1985 and began her career working at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Fiona later gained a Bachelor of Sciences degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing. She worked in a number of clinical and managerial roles in the NHS until 2006 when she began her Expert Witness career.
Fiona started working as an expert witness in 2006 and since then she has established a significant practice in major and catastrophic injury claims. Her areas of expertise are catastrophic injuries, acute brain injury, spine, respiratory disease, amputation and injuries arising as a result of clinical negligence. Fiona has a particular knowledge of health and the delivery of healthcare services within acute care, rehabilitation and home settings. Her very significant clinical experience and knowledge of these areas provides her with an in-depth insight into a number of clinical areas. She is instructed by Claimant and Defendant solicitors and undertakes reports on both liability and quantum.
Fiona is also the lead for FJ Ltd and supports the mentoring and training of new associates.
JOIN OUR TEAM
Fiona Johnson Limited is keen to hear from qualified, experienced and skilled experts who are NMC or HCPC registered and wish to join our growing team of Associates by becoming an expert witness.
We are also interested to hear from practising expert witnesses who would like to learn more about how we can help to develop their medico-legal practice by becoming an Associate of Fiona Johnson Limited.
At Fiona Johnson Limited we are committed to delivering high quality and Court compliant expert evidence and we enable this by providing a comprehensive bespoke training package to our Associates. We offer ongoing mentoring and legal support beyond the initial training process and provide an efficient and professional remote administrative support service to our Associates. Our new Associates are connected with our existing Associates to enable peer review and discussion as a further layer of support.
Being an expert witness is a rewarding and varied role. The flexibility sits well alongside clinical work/ other professional roles. If you would like to know more please get in touch with your CV:
Head of Legal Services, Michelle Hornsby at email@example.com
Legal Services Manager, Amelia Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to talk through your options please call Michelle or Amelia on 0161 304 4300