Orthopaedics Team

Jean Phillips – Expert Witness

Jean Phillips – Expert Witness

Jean has over 20 years’ experience of working as a State Registered Occupational Therapist within both statutory services, charities and the private sector. She has worked within acute and community settings and has specialised in the treatment of clients with neurological injuries. She has extensive experience of assessing the needs and care planning for clients with a variety of physical conditions for the NHS and private sector and continues to undertake clinical work on a sessional basis as a medico-legal case manager.

Jean Phillips
Gary Ford – Expert Witness

Gary Ford – Expert Witness

Gary Ford – Expert Witness

Gary is an experienced HCPC Registered Occupational Therapist with a breadth of clinical expertise in the areas of brain injury, long-term neurological conditions, amputees, major orthopaedic injuries as well as mental health conditions to include schizophrenia, personality disorder, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder as well as substance and alcohol abuse. He is a specialist practitioner in Vocational Rehabilitation and is a qualified Functional Capacity Evaluator. This role allows him to analyse work demands, work environments. It also allows him to understand transferable skills and vocational needs in various sectors. Gary has a sound understanding of UK legislation and implementing reasonable adjustments within the workplace. In addition, Gary is a calibrated Assessment of Motor and Processing Skills (AMPS) assessor.

Gary Ford
Lisa Johnson – Expert Witness

Lisa Johnson – Expert Witness

Lisa Johnson – Expert Witness

Lisa is a State Registered Occupational Therapist with over 18 years’ experience. She has experience of working with clients with a range of disabilities including neurological, orthopaedic and general medical conditions. Her vast experience in the area of brain injury management ensures that she is equipped to work with clients with complex cognitive, psychological and physical difficulties utilizing a wide variety of approaches and techniques. Over the past three years Lisa has worked as a Case Manager managing a range of cases and is currently the Lead Occupational Therapist for Neuro-disability in Cambridgeshire Community Services.

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Karen Jeffreys – Expert Witness

Karen Jeffreys – Expert Witness

Karen Jeffreys – Expert Witness

Karen is a very experienced Registered General Nurse with over 20 years clinical practice both in acute hospital settings, community nursing services and care homes. She has significant expertise in managing clients with neurological injury including traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury. Since leaving community nursing, she has worked as an Independent Case Manager within litigation, completing Immediate Needs Assessments (INAs) and managing a busy case load of clients, both adults and children, with brain injury, birth injuries and spinal cord injury. She is an Advanced member of The British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers (BABICM).

Karen Jeffreys
Becky Willcox – Expert Witness

Becky Willcox – Expert Witness

Becky Willcox – Expert Witness

Becky originally trained as a Registered General Nurse and has more than 20 years’ clinical experience, ten of which have been at Advanced Clinical Nurse level. She has experience in general medical and surgical adult nursing with specialist nursing skills in the field of urology and continence in both adults and children.  In the last few years she has gained experience in the community care of children and young people with severe disability, complex healthcare needs and life limiting illnesses. She has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, outpatient clinics, health centres, residential schools, colleges and client’s own homes.

Becky Willcox
Clare Bliss – Expert Witness

Claire-Bliss

Clare Bliss – Expert Witness

Clare is a Registered General Nurse with 17 years’ clinical experience both in the civilian and military field. She has extensive experience of trauma nursing including posts within accident and emergency and intensive care units and has spent the past eleven years working as a Primary Healthcare (PHC) Nurse within a variety of settings. She also currently serves as a commissioned officer within the Army Reserve having deployed abroad on various operations, providing medical cover and more recently in the role of Officer in Charge of PHC.

Clare Bliss
Ian Wharmby – Expert Witness

Ian-Wharmby

Ian Wharmby – Expert Witness

Ian is a Registered General Nurse, Occupational Health Nurse and Rehabilitation Nurse Specialist with over 30 years’ clinical experience. He is also a Registered Psychotherapist with an active caseload providing support services to staff on behalf of an NHS Trust in the North West.

He compiles full care, aids and equipment and liability reports for Jane James & Associates on behalf of Claimant and Defendant clients as well as undertaking specific psychological assessments. His medico-legal caseload includes; orthopaedic injuries, chronic pain, and psychological injuries specifically PTSD, anxiety and depression. He has undertaken Expert Witness training via Bond Solon.

Ian Wharmby
Trudie Stanley – Expert Witness

Trudie Stanley

Trudie Stanley – Expert Witness

Trudie has over 20 years’ experience of working as a State Registered Occupational Therapist within both statutory services and the private sector. She has worked within community settings both for Social Services and the NHS and has specialised in the provision of adaptive equipment and housing for clients with severe disability. In the past 4 years, whilst maintaining part time NHS work, she has worked as a case manager and private OT working directly for insurers or on behalf of Claimants.

Marjorie Kandini