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Veronica Downing Veronica Downing
BA (Hons) DipCOT

Veronica qualified in 1976 at the Dorset House School of Occupational Therapy, Oxford, and has over 30 years experience as an occupational therapist working in brain injury and stroke rehabilitation, general rehabilitation of physical and neurological conditions with the elderly, children and adults with learning disability.

She graduated with an Honours Degree in Psychology in 1991.

In 1994 she established her private practice as a consultant in occupational therapy, providing assessment, advice and treatment services.

As an independent practitioner she has undertaken holistic occupational therapy assessments and implemented treatment programmes for private clients with neurological disabilities including stroke, brain injury, cerebral palsy, chronic fatigue syndrome and complex regional pain syndrome, identifying their needs for equipment, home adaptations, rehabilitation, care and support to meet their physical, psychological, social and environmental needs.

She has provided Expert Witness services as an independent consultant in occupational therapy since 1994, assessing the needs of children and adults with neurological and physical disabilities, acquired brain injury, cognitive impairment and learning disabilities.

Veronica has her own case load and her current work includes assessing the disability needs of clients, designing treatment programmes, advising on home adaptations and equipment and aids to daily living and rehabilitation case management.

She has Court experience, is trained in Single Joint Expert procedures and is instructed equally on behalf of claimants (40%) and defendants (40%) and also single joint instructions (20%).

She has recently expanded the occupational therapy services provided by her company through the establishment of an Independent Living Centre in an award-winning conversion of a 15th century barn.

Veronica Downing was voted Occupational Therapist of the year in the 2016 Lawyer Monthly Expert Witness awards

 

Justine Fawcett

Justine Fawcett
BSc (Hons) DipCOT

Justine qualified as an occupational therapist in 1991 and in 1996 gained an Honours Degree in Health Studies.

She has wide clinical experience in the rehabilitation of people with acquired brain injury, neurological diseases, burns and hand injuries, amputation and physiological conditions and in the assessment of equipment and aids to daily living, home adaptations and community rehabilitation.

In addition to working for Veronica Downing Associates, Justine works as a senior occupational therapist for Suffolk Brain Injury Services.

Her current work includes assessment of disability following brain injury and identification of rehabilitation needs, designing and implementing rehabilitation programmes, assessment for equipment and aids to daily living, identifying care needs and working with carers and families on rehabilitation issues.

She works for Veronica Downing Associates as an independent Occupational Therapist and Expert Witness, preparing rehabilitation costing reports in personal injury and medical negligence cases. She has experience of working for claimant, defendant and jointly instructed cases.

 

Maggie Humphries

Maggie Humphries
Dip COT

Maggie qualified as an occupational therapist in 1988. She has worked within the Health and Voluntary sectors in both community and hospital settings.

She is an experienced occupational therapist whose work has included rehabilitation of elderly and adult mental health conditions, orthopaedics and surgical conditions, stroke rehabilitation, adults with HIV and AIDS, adults with learning disabilities, oncology and palliative care.

Maggie’s current work includes the assessment of need for people who have a limited prognosis due to cancer and related illnesses where the focus of occupational therapy is on energy conservation, adapting to lifestyle changes, home adaptations and provision of equipment and aids to daily living. Maggie also provides anxiety management for clients whose mental health problems affect their daily living.

She works for Veronica Downing Associates as an independent occupational therapist and expert witness, preparing rehabilitation costing reports in personal injury and medical negligence. She has prepared reports equally on behalf of Claimants and Defendants.

 

 

 

Lucy Martensz
BSc (Hons)

Lucy Martensz qualified in 1999 from Oxford Brookes University. Her clinical skills include providing high quality occupational therapy assessment and intervention to people with complex conditions, spinal injury, work related issues, mental health, stress/anxiety and learning disability. She is experienced in postural care assessment. She is able to problem solve creatively and her work has included creating a county wide service to address the unmet needs of adults who have postural care needs and a learning disability to engage in meaningful activity.

In addition to her work as an independent Occupational Therapist, Lucy continues to work as Professional Lead Occupational Therapist for learning disability and forensic services within the NHS.

She has undergone Expert Witness training through Veronica Downing Associates and prepares reports on behalf of Claimants and Defendants.

 

 

Jenni Thorpe

Jenni is our Company Administrator and joined Veronica Downing Associates in 2008.

Jenni is the first point of contact for enquiries regarding our medico-legal services. She is responsible for all correspondence and contracts between solicitors and associates. Jenni has vast and wide-ranging experience working as a PA/Administrator for companies both abroad and in the UK and was an Owner/Director of her own family business abroad.

Jenni organises our in-house training days and has extensive understanding of the requirements for medico-legal expert witness work. She has undergone Expert Witness training through Veronica Downing Associates along with the associates.

 

 

 


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Veronica Downing
Bridge Farm, Halesworth Road,
Chediston, IP19 0AE

Telephone: 01986 875435
Fax: 01986 872192
Mobile: 07799 484266
Email:
info@veronicadowning.co.uk


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