Alison Somek, director and lead expert, has acted as an expert witness for nearly 30 years, forming Somek & Associates in 1997. Alison has seen and been involved in the changing environment for expert witnesses and is passionate about maintaining the integrity of the role.
Somek & Associates are professionals in providing Expert Witnesses for clinical negligence and personal injury litigation, but also in other areas of dispute involving health or disability issues.
Somek & Associates experts are highly trained specialists in their respective fields – they are also professional, independent, objective and comprehensive in approach, and robust in analysis. Our experts are frequently praised and recommended by barristers on both sides.
All our experts are formally trained in their roles as expert witnesses, aspects of the legal process (from instructions to trial), relevant case law and CPR, and all are mentored.
We provide a range of expert witness services including:
Somek & Associates is one of the largest firms undertaking assignments in respect of quantum analysis including:
We provide a service to Solicitors, Insurance Companies and others with medico-legal requirements.
As a company Somek & Associates has a balanced portfolio of Claimant and Defendant instructions, demonstrating our recognised professional and objective approach to our role. We also accept instructions on a single joint basis.
With over 70 associates and well over 10 years of undertaking cost-effective assessments, we are uniquely positioned to provide the right experts wherever the location of the claimant. We have undertaken many international cases on many continents: Europe, North America, South America, Australasia and Asia!
All our expert witnesses have undergone training in the legal process, particularly in relation to the Woolf Reforms & Civil Procedure Rules, and understand the Cresswell Principles of Expert Evidence.