Having worked for a team of Surgeons and Anaesthetists who had busy medico-legal practices, we held a number of small conferences to educate solicitors in the challenges and pitfalls within medical practice. These events were greatly received by both solicitors and medical experts attending, as it gave them the opportunity to share their knowledge and experiences in clinical negligence and personal injury.
This led to the formation of Medico-Legal Management Ltd with a focus on providing networking and training for medical and legal experts. A huge amount of research goes into creating varied and topical programmes giving legal practitioners the knowledge and insight to develop their clinical negligence and personal injury practices.
Caren studied Business Studies at Stafford College of Further Education and started her career as a legal secretary. She has sixteen years of administrive experience in the healthcare industry. Her medical experience started as medical secretary in the NHS. After six years, she left to become Practice Manager to a Group of Neurosurgeons where she was responsible for the seamless management of a busy clinical practice. During this time she thrived on the challenges of managing the partnerships between patients, surgeons, management, medical and legal professionals, nursing and support staff.
Caren left Oxford Neurosurgery and Spine Practice in May 2012 to set up Medico-Legal Management Limited with Vikki Forrester. Her interests include riding, travel, reading, cooking for family and friends and spending time with her husband Tim, 3 sons, their families, 2 granddaughters and Boot the springer spaniel.
Vikki studied Business Studies at Abingdon College and started her career as a Personal Assistant to a Director in a leading Publishing company. After four years, she left to join Caren working in the Oxford Neurosurgery & Spine Practice as Practice Secretary. This entailed supporting the patients’ journey throughout their care, providing office support for the consultants’ busy practices and liaising between medical staff and patients. Vikki also managed the consultants’ medico-legal practices, dealing with clients and solicitors.
Vikki left Oxford Neurosurgery and Spine Practice in May 2012 and worked in the NHS as Secretary to two Respiratory Consultants and a team of Psychiatrists, whilst setting up Medico-Legal Management Ltd with Caren. Her interests include reading, socialising with friends and spending time at home with her husband, daughter Mollie and Labrador, Winston.
Tim studied Business Studies at Plymouth Polytechnic and worked in customer service and sales in the print industry for almost 25 years. Most of that career was working for printers specialising in the manufacture of greetings cards. But in 20o2 Tim was very ill due to Acute Pancreatitis caused by a gallstone. Many complications including a Cardiac Arrest and Respiratory Failure led to a life changing 8 month stay in hospital followed by a long period of recovery.
Tim returned to his old career but after a few years took a career break and retrained at Oxford Broookes University and gained a degree in Adult Nursing at the start of 2012. Since qualifying Tim has worked in the community as a District Nurse and is now working on a rehabilitation ward in an Acute Hospital Trust.
Following his illness Tim started to run to maintain some fitness and has since completed 4 London Marathons raising money for Leonard Cheshire Disability. Tim enjoys a leisurely 5Km run on a Saturday morning with parkrun, 10Km runs on a treadmill, walking Boot, reading, travel, cinema and photography. Tim likes to relax with Caren, our boys, families and our grandchildren.