About the Group

The Group Brand Family

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Expert Witness

Cost Consultants

Our brand family fit under 6 key pillars – Professional Services, Independent Financial Advice,
Investment Management, Client Services, Talent and Charitable Foundation.

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Cardinal Management was established in 2015, to provide support and direction in times of need to people who have experienced trauma.

Via the Major Trauma Signposting Partnership (MTSP) Cardinal support eight NHS Major Trauma Centres to help improve their levels of care and long-term outcomes for patients, especially those suffering from significant injuries.  The MTSP provides free bedside advice and support to patients on all welfare issues, helping to reduce patient anxiety and stress at what is a very difficult time, for them and their families.

Professional Services

Forths is one of the UK’s leading specialist forensic accounting practices. We provide Clients with high quality expert witness and investigative financial services in a wide range of legal and financial disputes. All delivered in a cost effective, highly professional, and confidential manner.

We specialise in providing loss of earnings, pension loss and loss of dependency reports to personal injury and clinical negligence firms. In addition we deliver forensic accountancy services to insurance companies, commercial law firms and individuals.

We’re focused on developing and nurturing long-standing professional relationships and offer flexible solutions to suit our Clients’ needs, as no two cases are ever the same.

Find out more at forthsonline.co.uk

Frenkel Topping Limited is an independent financial advisory firm specialising in providing advice and financial expert services to those seeking damages for personal injury and clinical negligence.

Part of Frenkel Topping Group plc, we have worked in the personal injury and clinical negligence space for more than 30 years.

We are experts in our field, helping solicitors, barristers, and professional deputies achieve the right result for claimants involved in litigation in the field of personal injury and clinical negligence.

From expert witness reports to advice on welfare benefits and setting up trusts, we also offer lifelong holistic financial planning post-settlement. We are involved at every stage of planning for your claimant’s future.

Find out more at frenkeltopping.co.uk

Partners In Costs (PIC) are an established and well-respected team of national specialist legal costs consultants.

We provide dedicated and bespoke solutions, specialising in clinical negligence, catastrophic injury and dispute resolution.

We have significant experience in all aspects of costs law, including preparation of bills of costs, budgeting, negotiations, advocacy, applications, appeals, specialist advice, costs mediation and training.

With an emphasis on quality and turn-around, we provide timely and strategic solutions with a personal touch.

Our clients are at the centre of everything we do, we listen to our clients and understand the importance of tailoring our approach to suit.

Find out more at pic.legal

Keystone Case Management provides independent, efficient and highly specialised expert witness reports, in addition to delivering clinically led care and case management services.

Our experts produce independent and objective reports which seek to clarify the additional needs and costs to the Client following injury or illness. The costs are identified in terms of past, present and future care, as well as support needs. Areas covered include: personal care, household services, home and adaptations, aids and equipment, therapy, transport, leisure activities, education and employment.

We pride ourselves on delivering uncompromising quality and setting the bar for standards in a currently unregulated industry. Our core ethos is to help our Clients live better by orchestrating the right care package for their individual needs.

Bidwell Henderson is one of the UK’s largest professional legal services companies specialising in both legal aid and inter partes law costs drafting, legal cashiering and costs training services.

Our mission is to put Clients at the heart of everything we do, whilst adding value to law firms, supporting them to meet growth aspirations and helping them deliver the very highest level of service.

We’re the go-to legal aid costs agency for drafting cost case plans where significant high costs are involved in large scale and complex legal cases.

The Bidwell Henderson team covers specific areas of law such as complex public, private family, housing, judicial review, Court of Protection, abuse and clinical negligence cases.

Find out more at bidwellhenderson.co.uk

Somek & Associates is one of the biggest providers of Expert Witnesses in the UK delivering highly professional trained experts in a range of health professions: Occupational Therapy, Care experts, Physiotherapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Nursing, Midwifery, and other key health professions.

As a really professional organisation that takes the business of being an expert witness seriously, we aim to provide first class expert witnesses in addition to a quality service for clients. We are passionate about maintaining our balanced portfolio of Claimant and Defendant instructions in equal measure illustrating our professionalism, objectivity, independence and understanding of legal principles and CPR, as well as other relevant procedure rules in different jurisdictions. We have an excellent reputation in the field, established since our inception in 1997, and before in respect of some of our founding associates.

Independent Financial Advisers

Frenkel Topping Limited is an independent financial advisory firm specialising in providing advice and financial expert witness services to those seeking damages for personal injury and clinical negligence. Established for over 30 years, we are proud of our 99% Client retention rate.

We are experts in our field, helping your Clients achieve the life-changing results they deserve in the face of a personal injury or clinical negligence claim.

From expert witness reports to advice on welfare benefits and setting up trusts, we also offer lifelong holistic financial planning post-settlement and provide Clients with access to and support from our dedicated Client Relationship Team. We’re with them every step of the way.

Find out more at frenkeltopping.co.uk
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Investment Management

Ascencia Investment Management is an autonomous part of the Frenkel Topping Group that creates and offers managed portfolio investment solutions for a varied range of Clients.

Born out of Frenkel Topping’s search for a collaborative discretionary fund manager, Ascencia has developed a number of managed portfolios for Clients who have been awarded a settlement as a result of clinical negligence or personal injury.

For this type of Client their investment portfolio may be their sole, or main source of income, and a high degree of risk is not an option. We do not believe in quick fixes or short term gains. Instead, our experts understand the importance of providing lifelong financial security and this underpins our investment philosophy at every stage.

We offer a diverse range of portfolios and aim to achieve income and/or capital growth over the medium to long term, in line with the needs of the modern investor. We have a strong track record of positive returns on investments.

Find out more at ascenciaim.co.uk

Client Support Services

Keystone Case Management is a clinically led expert witness and case management company providing expertise in the assessment and management of complex health and social care needs for Clients following catastrophic, life-changing injury.

Our case managers are individually selected to work alongside the Client and their family, representing their wishes. The case manager will liaise with all relevant parties including any NHS and local authority services involved to ensure a tailor-made goal-based plan is established.

We pride ourselves on delivering uncompromising quality and setting the bar for standards in a currently unregulated industry. Our core ethos is to help our Clients live better by orchestrating the right care package for their individual needs.

A&M Bacon are award-winning and industry leading Legal Costs Consultants. We are described as “truly experts in our field” and “brilliant”.

We deliver a full range of legal costs services. Our specialist Court of Protection team are committed to assisting deputies with the recovery of Court of Protection costs.

Equatas is a highly experienced accountancy team providing bespoke accountancy support and advice to individuals and those affected by serious injury and clinical negligence.

We work with Clients and professional advisers to ensure that their tax affairs are efficient and up to date.

Equatas is a trading style of Forths.

Find out more at enquiries@equatas.co.uk

N-Able Services Ltd offer services that are mainly Case Management, working with clients following catastrophic injury, brain injury, spinal injury, cerebral palsy, amputation, other complex life changing injury. We also provide Part 35 Occupational Therapy and Care Expert Reports. We are an organisation of Health and Social Care Professionals.

At N-Able Services, we take a holistic, client-centred approach to working with our Clients. We tailor our rehabilitation and life-style programmes to the specific needs of each of our clients and strongly advocate for the involvement of clients and families in every step of the rehabilitation, to ensure decisions are shared and goals are reflective of the individual’s choices.


Expert training for expert practitioners. The Knowledge Hub, Frenkel Topping Group’s training academy, delivers free virtual and face-to-face training to our professional Clients. Helping you stay up to speed and informed, all our courses are APIL accredited and count towards CPD hours.

Frenkel Topping Group has always offered free training to professionals and as our family of businesses has grown so has the emphasis we place on developing and investing in our training academy.

Find out more at ftgknowledgehub.co.uk

The Group’s Graduate Academy is something we have invested in heavily over the last five years and will continue to do so as part of the Group’s growth strategy.

We annually attract the brightest talent who are switched on and eager to progress and we’re proud of the 100% success rate in cohorts completing the scheme and taking up full-time roles across the business.

They’ve honed their skills in a structured environment, understood the theory with guidance from the most experienced team players and applied it in practice to real life scenarios. They’ve developed at pace, defined their skillsets and refined the softer skills that only on-the-job experience can bring.

The Group’s Apprenticeship scheme is something that we have developed in more recent times and its success with nurturing talent and plugging skills shortages means we are growing and investing in the scheme.

One of our recent apprentices was recognised as ‘Overall Apprentice of the Year’ and ‘Financial and Accountant Apprentice of the Year’ at the Salford City College Annual Apprenticeship Awards.

These accolades demonstrate why we decided to invest in our apprenticeship scheme, to highlight the importance of the alternative routes into a career in our sector and to encourage talent from a wider and more diverse pool.

At Frenkel Topping Group we’re focused on attracting, keeping and growing the right people for our business to ensure we can deliver the best possible service to our Clients.

As well as investing in our Graduate and Apprenticeship programmes we are committed to Learning and Development from a mixture of internal and external training, mentoring and qualifications.

With a war on a talent for the very best, we understand the importance of growing and developing talent to future proof our business. For us, it’s about attracting the right attitudes and behaviours and investing to nurture the talent and skills to grow our business.

Charitable Foundation

The Frenkel Topping Charitable Foundation was launched in March 2015 and exists to help individuals and their families achieve happiness and fulfilment after life-changing events, with a particular focus on assistance that supports mental, as well as physical health and wellbeing.

Tragically, there are many who suffer a catastrophic injury and are not eligible for compensation. The Charitable Foundation was established to provide a much-needed lifeline for many of those who may be out of options.

The foundation is focused on enhancing life after life changing injury for as many people as possible and is a core focus for the group, underpinning our ethos and values.

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