PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
Registered Mental Health Nurse (1988)
Member of The Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC)
Royal College of Nursing
I am a registered Mental Health Nurse with clinical and managerial experience of working with children and adults experiencing a range of mental health diagnoses both hospital and in the community.
I am an experienced Trainer in health and social care and aviation medicine
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Dual Diagnosis (drug and alcohol)
Health and Social Care Legislation
Aviation Medicine and Safety Equipment procedures
Since 2014 I have worked as a Senior Trainer delivering health and social care specialist training across the UK to healthcare professionals and other trainers. Immediately prior to this I worked for four years in a Community Mental Health and Crisis Team providing clients with severe and enduring mental illness a safe, person-centered, secure environment where they could receive the appropriate care and treatment required to manage their complex and long-term needs at home. I was responsible for assessing client care needs and developing, implementing and evaluating programmes of care. I worked closely with mental health service-users in a multi-disciplinary team (psychiatrists. psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, social support, and other agencies) and involved in the provision of a structured substance misuse service in a community-based environment. Management responsibilities included assisting in the supervision and development of health care assistants. My experience included attending police stations and other premises for the purposes of Mental Health Act assessments.
I was a Senior Nurse for 10 years working part time in a specialist 16-bed unit for alcohol, substance misuse, and eating disorders. I had responsibility for the clinical co-ordination of individual and group therapies and formulation of appropriate care plans and delivery of care co-ordination.
I worked for British Airways from 1989 until 2014, both full and then part time as cabin crew, cabin crew management- and was seconded to deliver Aviation Medicine and Safety and Equipment Training to Pilots and Cabin Crew. I was able to effectively maintain my clinical skills in combination with my flying duties and on numerous occasions have dealt with medical emergencies both on the ground and at altitude.
I understand my responsibilities under the Civil Procedure Rules pertaining to expert witnesses.
I attend regular training updates and seminars in order to maintain my professional development and specialist interests
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
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
‘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
On Friday 28th June 2019 I was visited by one of your colleagues, Mrs Sue Tomkinson. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you, and how both my wife and I were very pleased with Mrs Tomkinson. We have never been in this situation before, and the thought of a stranger asking questions, some of them very personal questions, and poking around in our private lives was a thought that quite frankly filled us with dread. Our fears were soon quelled, and we were put at ease by the empathic way in which she asked her questions. We feel that all the aspects of our needs were thoroughly assessed in a very professional and friendly manner. She is a credit to your company, and I would like her permanent record to reflect our comments, thanking you
DWG Client Feedback
Dear Kathy – This is just to let you know that my client has accepted a significant seven figure sum to conclude his case. Both he and I wanted to thank you for your invaluable contribution towards his case because he could not have achieved such a good result without your skilful clinical assessment and attention to detail. Kind regards
Dickinson Solicitors Ltd