Amputations, Brain Injury Cerebral Palsy Orthopaedics Peripheral Nerve Injuries Spinal Injury Stroke
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
- Diploma College of Occupational Therapy
- OT Registered – American Association of Occupational Therapists
- NEBS Management Diploma / NVQ 4 in Management
- Functional Capacity Evaluator UK Certified
- Care Certificate Trainer and Assessor / Healthcare Trainer Quals Level 3
- Expert Witness Certificate Civil Law (Bond Solon/Cardiff Law School)
- Royal College of Occupational Therapists – Full professional member
- HCPC registered
- CMSUK – Full professional member
- BABICM – Registered Practitioner
- Occupational Therapists in Independent Practice (RCOT specialist section)
- Occupational Therapy in Work (RCOT specialist section)
- Occupational Therapy Neurological Conditions (RCOT specialist section)
I qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1989 and has worked across the UK and USA. For over 15 years I have combined Independent clinical OT practice with Senior Case Management and Expert Witness work specialising in the fields of Neurology and multi–Complex Trauma. I am a trained Functional Capacity Evaluator and Healthcare Trainer with experience in vocational rehabilitation assessment and care training. This diversity allows me to maintain an extended network of professional contacts and for clinical skills to be continually updated.
I have held several senior and managerial positions overseeing therapeutic delivery to patients within various settings in both statutory and private sector departments focussing on rehabilitation, functional recovery, equipment needs, home adaptation and return to work.
I can prepare compliant Expert Witness Occupational Therapy reports for the court including those in:
- Brain Injury
- Cerebral Palsy
- Hand Injuries
- Peripheral Nerve Injuries
- Spinal Injury
I am aware of my responsibilities under the Civil Procedure Rules pertaining to expert witnesses. I have undertaken training for expert witnesses and continue my professional development through attending regular conferences and workshops targeted to those working in the field of medical litigation.
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