Expert Witness Panel

Meet our Expert Witness Panel

Expert Witness Panel

Our panel of experts are available to provide witness reports in the UK, across Europe and we have previously been instructed for courts in the USA. To make an enquiry or request a C.V please contact expert@circlecm.com or call 01297 24145

Pippa Bird Clinical Director

Pippa Bird

Clinical Director

Loss of Services Expert Witness

Care Expert Witness

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Yvonne Spijkerman Clinical Director

Yvonne Spijkerman

Clinical Director

Occupational Therapist Expert Witness

Care Expert Witness

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Di Magrane Occupational Therapist Expert Witness

Maria Morris

Vocational Rehabilitation

Expert Witness

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Donna Henry Mental Health Expert Witness

Tracy (Edwards) De Silva

Paediatric Nurse

Expert Witness

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Melissa Lowe

Occupational Therapist

Expert Witness

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Kayleigh Beckles

Paediatric Nurse

Expert Witness

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Donna Henry Mental Health Expert Witness

Sylvie Hampton

Tissue Viability / Nursing

Expert Witness

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Redz Lenfield

Occupational Therapist 

Expert Witness

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Maria Morris Vocational Rehabilitation Expert Witness

Debbie Chadwick

Occupational Therapy

Expert Witness

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Louise Creelman Specialist RGN

Beatrice Williams

Occupational Therapy

Expert Witness

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Debbie Wilson Speech and Language Expert Witness

Lynsey Dennis

Speech and Language Therapist

Expert Witness

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Maria Morris Vocational Rehabilitation Expert Witness

Sherean Owusu

Occupational Therapy

Expert Witness

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Sofia Rachedi

Nurse

Expert Witness

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Debbie Wilson Speech and Language Expert Witness

Vicky Moss

Social Worker

Expert Witness

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Maria Morris Vocational Rehabilitation Expert Witness

Emily Mullan

Nurse

Expert Witness

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Louise Creelman Specialist RGN

Charlotte Hauvette

Occupational Therapist

Expert Witness

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What is an Expert Witness?

The primary role of an expert witness is to offer an impartial, independent expert opinion based on the evidence or information at their disposal. 

An expert witness will be an individual with a high level of experience and knowledge in a specific field or industry, with a much deeper understanding of that particular discipline than the average layperson. 

Here at Circle Case Management, we have a hugely experienced panel of experts, available to provide witness reports covering a wide range of medical and social care issues.

What kind of Witness Expert is available?

The English and Welsh courts commonly use three different types of expert witness, which are as followed:

PAE – Party Appointed Expert

This expert witness will be requested by one party within a court dispute. They are called upon to assist on areas within their expertise by providing impartial, independent opinions. Importantly, their responsibilities supersedes that of the instructing party.

SJE – Single Joint Expert

This expert witness will be called upon by parties involved in the dispute. Again, their duty is to the court to assist on subjects within their field of expertise, and, again, their independent opinion is not influenced by the fee-paying party.

Shadow Expert – Expert Advisor

The advisor provides ongoing services to one party throughout the court proceedings. Unlike the SJE and PAE, they do not have a duty to the court and will rarely be required to provide evidence as they are not covered by the Civil Procedure Rules.

Expert Witness Panel FAQs

Are your Experts still practicing clinically? 

Yes.

Do you provide remote and face to face assessments. 

Yes, we provide in person assessments and digital assessments. 

Do you cover all the UK? 

Yes, we have Experts based all around the UK

What types of topics do you cover within expert service? 

Care, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Vocational, Vocational Rehabilitation, Tissue Viability and Nursing.

Do you provide reports for children and adults?

Yes, we are able to provide reports for adults and paediatrics.

What is your report turnaround time? 

Typically, 6-8 weeks from assessment date unless agreed or required otherwise. Desktop Reviews can be conducted in less time. Report time estimate will be provided at the point of enquiry. 

What is your cost? 

We are transparent with final costing at the time of providing a quote. Each quote is provided on a case-by-case basis according to complexity and pre read notes required. 

Can you provide an Expert report which would answer both vocational and Occupational Therapy or Care aspects? 

Yes. It will be two reports in one hence a longer report with clearly defined sections and the added costs would reflect this. Or two separate Experts can be instructed for each topic.

What is your Expert’s availability? 

Varies according to each Expert, type and report required. We aim to respond to any queries within 48 hours.

Can you answer specific questions we have for my client which may differ to the standard questions for an Expert? 

It depends on your question. Each Expert will remain within their trained remit and area of competence.

Are your reports quality control checked? 

Yes. Even for experienced Experts; each report is checked during the process of writing to ensure the letter of instruction is answered and quality checked before it is sent out.

Are your reports recommendations realistic to each client situation, location and circumstances? 

Yes. We are proud that our reports are not standardised in their recommendations. They take into account a client's personal goals and situation or location.  

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