ABOUT US: MAGGIE SARGENT
Maggie Sargent began her career as a Registered General Nurse and trained at St Thomas’s Hospital, London. Over 30 years she has acquired considerable experience in providing expert evidence on the costs of caring for clients with complex needs.
During her career, Maggie has published papers on many aspects of Brain Injury Case Management in the community. She also lectures at seminars across the country on costs of care both in the public and private sectors.
She has held a number of positions and directorships in this specialised field: Nursing Adviser on the advisory board for Headway National and a life member. Maggie is also an advanced member of BABICM for clients who have suffered traumatic brain injury, as well as being on the council. And has been a director on the board of CMSUK.
Maggie Sargent herself has given evidence in over 60 cases and you can see a selection of these judgements by clicking here. Copies of others can be provided by our office.
Today, Maggie combines preparing expert witness reports with working as the director of a national care consultancy and case management company that offers case management services for clients with profound disability (www.ccmservices.co.uk).
Maggie Sargent is a founding trustee of Shipston Home Nursing and an adviser to the Calvert Trust. She is also the coordinator for the Bristol/Bath, and Oxford groups of the Silverlining. Click here for more information.
Maggie Sargent gained her in-depth knowledge in caring for patients in her role as Nursing Director for International Care Limited (a division of International Hospital Group Limited) and by working closely with the highly respected Winifred Smalley MBE of the British Nursing Association. Winifred was the first person to provide an ‘expert report’ on care and set many precedents for care costings throughout the 1970s, for example Housecroft v Burnett and Rialis. Maggie remained in close contact with Winifred until she sadly passed away in 2018.
What our clients say...
Dear Kathy … I just wanted to say thank you so much for your patience and assistance over the past few days. Your evidence was excellent
Sinead Swan – Ivor Fitzpatrick
Thanks for your support on this. You may like to note that the case settled for a value that reflected the evidence Mr Webb gave being accepted in full by the court
Simon Harrington, Irwin Mitchell
Dear Jodie, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to you for the ‘work’ which you put into my case and endeavoured to help the case come to a successful conclusion. it is wonderful that my two daughters and rest of my family now have some Justice for Bryan’s untimely death. Somewhat difficult to believe what has just happened after five years. Very many thanks, kind regards and good wishes for Christmas
PS Client Feedback
Hi Sue, you were first class. Also regards to Maggie Sargent and her premier quality team!
Philip Smith – Beauchamps
Maggie Sargent is a star – not just a leader in her field but a legend – her experience is unmatched, her knowledge impressive and her application sophisticated.
Paul Paxton – Stewarts
Can I take this opportunity in thanking you on behalf of our client and his parents. You did a tremendous job. We could not have achieved such a high settlement without your skill, expertise, and input. The family are very grateful to you
Paul McNeil – Fieldfisher
I have worked with Maggie Sargent for more that 25 years. She is the best expert I have ever instructed. She is exceptional in court and brilliant with clients. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Partner, Field Fisher
Your report was superb thank you. I’m so very grateful to you for covering so very clearly and thoroughly all the possible outcomes of this complex case – and also the consistency with the medical evidence.
Ms L Jackson – Hockfield & Co
It has been an absolute pleasure working with you again and we thank you for your expert assistance. Your assistance has enabled us to provide what is a fabulous settlement for our client which will provide him with lifelong financial security.
Kate Nicklin – Slater & Gordon
‘The Claimant’s evidence as to the value of the nursing care she provided to Mr Grant was given by Ms Jodie Brookes. She is a registered nurse. The majority of her career has been spent managing care facilities in the private sector. She specialises in palliative care and has considerable experience nursing patients with mesothelioma. Ms Brookes gave careful and impressive oral evidence. She made concessions where appropriate, yet demonstrated that her conclusions were based on a careful review both of the medical notes and of what the Claimant had told her when she visited’.
Judgement of Martin Chamberlain QC