About Jane James and Associates
Jane James and Associates has been built on over 35 years of experience within the care sector providing clients with well-balanced, robust and evidence based reports complying with Civil Procedure Rules Part 35.
We take instructions from both Defendant and Claimant solicitors as well as directly from insurers. We cover all of the UK, Ireland and travel Worldwide. We deal with all forms of expert witness care reporting from Quantum reports reporting on catastrophic injuries and complex care to liability reporting.
We work with every instructing party to assign the right expert to each case as we understand the importance of ensuring the experts have the correct skills and experience for their client. We pride ourselves in liaising directly with our instructing clients for a personalised service; right from the start of the initial enquiry through to the settlement of the matter. We provide reports within 8 weeks of visiting the Claimant and where possible more urgent work can always be accommodated.
Meet our team
Jane James: Managing Director
Jane has been an expert witness since 1987 and is a founder member of the Expert Witness Institute. She has prepared more than 2,500 quantum reports on care, aids and equipment on adults and children.
Jane provides peer to peer support and training for JJ&A’s expert witness team and has been a guest speaker at many public events over the years. Jane has a passion for horses and enjoys the eventing circuit in the UK and in Europe.
Lucinda Lloyd: Director of Operations and Paediatric Care Expert
Luci has been responsible for the management of the Jane James and Associates team since she joined in 2017. She has more than 17 years’ experience as a paediatric nurse in the NHS. During that time, she worked in large tertiary trusts, caring predominantly for children with traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries, or those who had long term complex neurological conditions.
Alongside her role as Director of Operations, Luci also works as a Paediatric Care Expert, providing care, aids and equipment reports for both claimant and defendant solicitors.
One of the things that she most enjoys about her role, is developing relationships with new and current clients. She works hard to ensure that they are happy with the service provided by JJ&A, from the time of the initial enquiry, through to the settlement of the case.
Away from work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, eating out and holidays in Cornwall.
Catherine Cooper: Head of Clinical Negligence and Expert Witness
Catherine is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and has a wealth of nursing and management experience in Emergency/Unscheduled and Primary Care.
She has been an expert witness with Jane James and Associates since 2014. Catherine has recently accepted the role of Head of Clinical Negligence, and works closely with Lucinda Lloyd, Head of Operations and Clinical Support with the recruitment, training, and development of the Liability Expert team.
Catherine and Luci are both happy to speak with our current and future clients in relation to our team of liability experts. In her spare time, Catherine enjoys running and keeping fit as well as walking her two dogs and being in the great outdoors.
Charlotte Doel: Training and Development Coordinator
Charlotte has been with the JJ&A since 2018, joining as an administrator but gradually developing her skills and taking on more responsibility.
She now supports Managing Director Jane James and Luci Lloyd with the development and training of new members of staff, including quantum care expert witnesses.
Away from the office, Charlotte works as a remedial sports therapist. She is also a passionate horsewoman and regularly competes on the show jumping circuit.
Mike Lloyd: Finance Manager
Mike has worked with JJ&A since 2018 and takes care of the day-to-day finance operations and assists with other administrative jobs, including proofing expert reports.
During his time with the company, he has built very positive relationships with clients, experts and suppliers.
Away from work, Mike is an accomplished photographer, with a strong interest in landscape and street photography.
Mel Tierney: Medico Legal Admin Assistant
Mel joined JJ&A in 2020 and has quickly settled in with supporting the expert witnesses in the quantum and liability teams by assisting with their diaries and managing emails, liaising with solicitors, proofreading reports, and generally supporting the running of the business.
Mel is a keen scuba diver and, along with her husband Mike, she is a Master Scuba Diver who has clocked up more than 300 dives all over the world.
Sasha Cansdale: Medico Legal Admin Assistant
Sasha joined JJ&A in 2021, she believes her role at JJ&A is a good fit for her experience and skills. “I find the medical and legal areas very interesting and I’m familiar with the terminology, so this role is ideal”
Aside from work and looking after her teenagers, who are now 14 and 18, she enjoys sailing and snorkelling in tropical seas. Sasha has family in London, Spain, Cape Town, Australia, and the South Pacific.