Medico Legal Services

Medico Legal and Expert Witness Services

We offer a wide range of bespoke Expert Witnesses Psychology Services to aid Public and Private law proceedings, school and university evaluations and work based disputes and reviews.
We accept instructions from both claimants and defendants and accept single or joint instructions. We guarantee a rapid response following instruction and cost effective options.

Why you might need a Psychological Report

There are variety of reasons that you may need a report:

  • You may have been in an accident or be a victim of a crime and require an expert opinion on the impact of this on your life.
  • Your child may need an assessment of certain emotional or behavioural difficulties for school.
  • You and your partner may be going through a divorce and may need an assessment of your situation for child custody purposes.

These are just a few examples but generally a psychological report will provide you with an objective and specialist assessment of a particular situation with recommendations about the most beneficial way forward.

What we can offer you

We will do our best to provide you with exactly what you need. If you provide us with an outline of your requirements one of our medico-legal coordinators will select the most appropriate expert, arrange your appointment(s) in the most convenient location for you and provide you with a quote for the report. Standard reports usually include the following:

  • Review of medical reports and case notes
  • 1-3 hour assessment (face to face or via Skype)
  • Diagnosis (where appropriate)
  • Psychometrics
  • Expert opinion
  • Treatment recommendation
  • Prognosis with and without treatment

Our Experts

Our Expert Witness services are delivered by Doctors of Clinical, Counselling, Forensic and Educational Psychologists all of whom are highly trained and specialists in their fields. All of our experts are:

  • Registered Practitioner Psychologists with The Health Care Professions Council
  • Chartered Psychologists with The British Psychological Society
  • On The British Psychological Society Expert Witness Register
  • Enhanced CRB checked
  • Covered via Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Receiving appropriate supervision in private practice.

How quickly can we provide you with what you need?

We will endeavour to provide your report when you need it. As Judges now recognise Skype as a valid way to assess people for legal purposes this means we can arrange for you to see one of our experts on the day that you contact us.

What areas do we cover?

Our Expert Witness Psychologists are able to provide detailed psychological assessment/diagnostic medico legal reports and expert witness services for adults, children, adolescents, families and couples in wide variety of areas including:

  • ABE Interviews – quality, reliability, veracity
  • Ability to protect
  • ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Adult mental health
  • Anger management
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Anxiety
  • Assessment of capacity
  • Assessment of educational needs
  • Assessment of memory
  • Attachment assessments
  • Attachment including inter-sibling attachment
  • Behavioural difficulties
  • Clinical negligence
  • Culturally sensitive assessments
  • Denial of offending
  • Depression
  • Domestic violence
  • Eating Disorders (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder)
  • False confessions
  • Family assessments
  • Fitness to plead/stand trial
  • Family dynamics
  • Impact of abuse and neglect
  • Learning disabilities
  • Medical negligence reports
  • Motivation to change
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Parenting assessments
  • Personal injury reports
  • Personality assessments
  • Placement options
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pre-sentencing reports
  • Risk assessments pertaining to:
    – Violence
    – Sexual offending
    – Recidivism
    – Suicide/self-harm
    – Arson/fire-setting
  • Somatic problems
  • Stress
  • Suggestibility/compliance
  • Substance misuse
  • Trauma, abuse and neglect issues
  • Vulnerable witnesses/defendants
  • Young offenders

*Please note this is not an exhaustive list of areas covered by our expertise witnesses

Our Expert Witness Psychologists can also provide Psychological Rehabilitation and Treatment including:

  • Anger Management
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Parent Management Training