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OUR EXPERT WITNESS COMPANY

Fiona Johnson Ltd is a leading national Expert Witness Company located in Stalybridge in the North West of England, where our experienced administration, management and legal team are based.

Founded by Fiona Johnson RGN, we house a team of experienced expert witnesses in the fields of nursing, occupational therapy, transport needs, physiotherapy and statutory funding. Our experts have a wide range of experience in the care sector enabling the provision of robust, independent and concise expert reports.

Our expert witnesses are experienced clinicians who possess the relevant knowledge and skill in their areas of clinical expertise.  They are up to date with best practice and clinical developments.  All 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 professionally and resiliently in conferences and joint discussions.

It is essential that all our expert witnesses are fully compliant with the Civil Procedure Rules Part 35, Practice Direction 35, and the Guidance for the Instruction of Experts in Civil Claims (2014).  Our in house lawyers deliver a comprehensive training programme to our associates educating and guiding them in relation to their roles and responsibilities pursuant to CPR Part 35.  We also provide ongoing training throughout the year which includes case law updates, the civil proceedings process, GDPR updates and programmes to develop skills such as presenting evidence in conferences and cross examination. 

Timescales for reports can be negotiated depending on the requirements of the case, our standard reporting timescale is 6 weeks following the assessment.  We are also happy to discuss requests for urgent visits and reports which need a quick turnaround.

​We cover the whole of the UK and can travel overseas.  Should the need arise, our nursing, occupational therapy and physiotherapy experts can be instructed on the same case to carry out separate reports.  This can assist with the coordination of the claim. 


We can be reached Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm by telephone or email.

OUR LEGAL SUPPORT

What makes us unique?

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OUR TEAM

In house, the quality assurance and governance of the company is overseen by our Legal Service Manager, Michelle Hornsby who is a qualified Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. With the daily operations managed by Amelia Spencer, who is a qualified Barrister. Together they use their keen legal knowledge and management skills to support the experts in the legal field, to enable them to produce compliant and well insulated reports.

For matters relating to compliance and regulation, including Data Protection queries, please contact Michelle Hornsby, Head of Legal Services, on 0161 304 4305. In the unlikely event you have a complaint this should be directed to Michelle who will deal with any issues in a prompt and professional manner.

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For queries regarding timescales, associate availability, fees and experts, please contact Legal Service Manager: Amelia Spencer on 0161 304 4304. She is more than happy to help both over the phone and via email, and prides herself on being able to resolve matters quickly and efficiently at your convenience.

 

WHAT WE OFFER

CARE REPORTS

Face to Face or Remote Assessments. Including Desktop Reports

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY REPORTS

Face to Face or Remote Assessments. Including Desktop Reports

PHYSIOTHERAPY REPORTS

Both a Remote and Face to Face Assessment Required

EQUIPMENT AND TRANSPORT REPORTS

Face to Face or Remote Assessments. Including Desktop Reports

LIABILITY REPORTS

Desktop Reports

CASE MANAGEMENT

Immediate Needs Assessments

STATUTORY FUNDING ADVICE

Provision Maximisation

LOSS OF SERVICE REPORTS

Face to Face and Remote Assessments.

 

REHABILITATION
CASE MANAGEMENT

Fiona Johnson Ltd has experienced independent case managers who specialise in the rehabilitation of people who have had serious, complex and catastrophic injuries.

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