About Us

Based in the North East of England, we offer a range of  services to criminal, civil and family courts as both a single and jointly instructed expert witness.

We have the necessary approvals under Section 12(2) Mental Health Act (1983, as amended), full enhanced CRB clearances and full registration with the General Medical Council.

We pride ourselves on providing high quality, comprehensive reports within agreed timescales to include, where relevant, the current three month Practice Direction.  All reports will be prepared within the fee structures of the Legal Services Commission as adopted from October 2011.

Our assessments can cover any one or a number of the following areas:

Diagnosis of mental disorder

  • Mental Illness
  • Alcohol and Psychoactive Substance Use
  • Disorders of Adult Personality
  • Learning Disability and Pervasive Development Disorders

Fitness to be interviewed and fitness to plead
Dangerousness

Assessments related to Mental Capacity Act (2007)
Capacity to litigate
General decisions regarding Capacity and Best Interests

Assessment of Risk (to include use of standardised Actuarial Risk Assessment Tools)

Treatment and Disposal Options

Interpretation of Drug and Alcohol Hair Strand Analyses