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Head of Medicolegal Operations

Somek & Associates
Chesham, Buckinghamshire
Closing date
4 Mar 2024

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Practice area
Personal injury, Clinical negligence
Contract type
Full time
5 years, 6 years, 7 years+

Job Details

Somek and Associates is a well-known provider of health professional expert witnesses to the clinical negligence and personal injury market. We have been in existence for over 28 years and grown exponentially in this time, with aims to grow further to meet the burgeoning demand for our high quality services. We are a brand leader, having strong values, and passion regarding the role of expert witnesses in the pursuit of justice, and as such are a Corporate Partner of the Expert Witness Institute. We have a balanced portfolio of Claimant and Defendant instructions, underpinning our duties under the CPR for independence and impartiality.

We have an exciting opportunity to recruit a Head of Medicolegal Operations to lead the further development of the services, while overseeing the operation management of all medicolegal aspects of service provision. The post holder will also communicate with our lawyer clients regarding contracts, service needs, developments in the industry, issues and new business. The post holder will work closely with the Managing Director and be a part of the Senior Management Team.

We are looking to recruit a lawyer with experience in the clinical negligence and personal injury market, whom we consider will have a unique insight to bring to our business and the industry as a whole. The role will essentially be office based (Chesham) with full time hours.

Somek and Associates is part of the Frenkel Topping Group. Whilst we operate as a dedicated business, there will be opportunities and requirements to work at a Group level.



Somek & Associates is a brand leader in providing Expert Witness services for clinical negligence and personal injury litigation, as well as other areas of dispute involving health or disability issues including family matters, criminal cases, tribunal, coroner’s court and professional regulation issues.

We have over 200 experts, from a range of health profession disciplines, including Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists. All very experienced in their field, fully aware of the Civil Procedure Rules and trained in their role as an Expert Witness.

We have experts with specialist experience in all clinical fields – we understand that it is crucial to instruct experts with relevant experience to fully understand the clinical issues in the case and be able to undertake a professional and credible analysis.

All of our experts continue to undertake clinical practice either in a statutory or independent setting and many care experts are practicing case managers. We have experts in all countries of the UK and throughout England.


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