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Areas of Expertise

Criminal

Discontinuance of proceedings
Fitness to be interviewed
Reliability of police interview evidence
Reliability of complainants/witnesses

Trial issues:

Intent
Insanity
Automatism
Duress
Provocation
Diminished responsibility

Sentencing issues:

Risk assessment - click here for details of training
Disposal under the Mental Health Act 1983
Community sentences

Civil

Limitation issues
Road and industrial accidents
‘Historic child abuse’
Medical negligence
- psychiatric sequelae
- negligence by psychiatrists
Employment stress

Employment Tribunals

Disability discrimination

Family

Mental health of parents etc

Chancery

Testamentary capacity
Mental competence of respondents

Fitness to practise

General Dental Council



“The evidence given by expert witnesses is absolutely crucial not only to the criminal justice system but to the justice system generally.”

Professor Graham Zellick, Chair of the Criminal Cases Review Commission, in the Lund Lecture delivered to the British Academy of Forensic Sciences, 22nd November 2006



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