Expert Witness Psychology Services at Psymplicity Healthcare

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What is an expert witness psychologist?

Learn how witness testimonies from our experts can help you win the best outcome for your case.

Our expert witness services

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What does an expert witness psychologist do?

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What is an expert witness psychologist?

Expert witness psychologists are called upon to provide reliable medical evidence during court proceedings. Whether you are involved in a criminal, civil, employment or family court case, our experts at Psymplicity Healthcare can work with you to provide accurate information about your condition, or that of your loved one, to give you the best chance at a successful outcome.

Our psychologists have had years of experience providing in-depth witness testimonies detailing various elements of a patient’s condition, from diagnosis and details of the disorder to treatment plans and progress information. At Psymplicity Healthcare, we can also provide medico-legal reports and medico-legal assessments to solicitors for a range of patient cases.

If you think you might need help from an expert witness psychologist, talk to your solicitor or contact our team directly for more information about the process.

What does an expert witness psychologist do?

At Psymplicity Healthcare, our expert witness psychologists are trained to provide in-depth, reliable information about our patient’s conditions in a legal capacity.

The process usually begins with direction from a patient’s solicitor, who will ask our team to produce either a thorough medico-legal report or appear in court to deliver a witness testimony.

We can provide a variety of assessments and reports depending on the specific case and your condition. Our team can evaluate hundreds of conditions, assess cognitive impairment, family issues, mental difficulties, personality disorders and provide detailed risk assessments.

Our expert witness services

Our medico-legal psychiatrist and psychologist team produces reports and witness testimonies for various disorders and conditions.

  • Psychological evaluation of mental disorders: Our medico-legal experts can write a full legal report detailing evidence of a mental disorder for a criminal or civil court or employment tribunal. These can also be used by employers to defend claims by employees.

  • Mental capacity assessments: Our medico-legal experts can compile a detailed report to evaluate an individual’s mental capacity for either the Crown Court or the defence in a criminal law case.

  • Witness capacity medico-legal assessments: We can provide a thorough medico-legal assessment evaluating a witness’s capacity to make their own choices and decisions in a criminal court case.

  • Psychological aspects related to personal injury: Our medico-legal experts can write an exhaustive medico-legal report detailing psychological aspects for insurance companies as well as claimant and defendant legal representatives. We assess whether the personal injury has reasonably led to a disorder based on the definition of a personal injury as “any disease and any impairment of a person’s physical or mental condition” (s.38, Limitation Act 1980).

  • Psychological evaluation of abnormal behaviour: We can create a thorough medico-legal report accounting for abnormal behaviour for use in a family court case, for example.

  • Personality assessments: Our consultants can provide a detailed clinical assessment scoring and interpreting personality traits to predict behaviour and outline interventions. This may later be used in a criminal or forensic case.

  • Risk assessments: Our experts can write a detailed medico-legal report commenting on the relationship between mental state and the capacity to commit future criminal acts for a criminal court case.

  • Diagnosis (DSM-IV and ICD-10): We can compile an exhaustive medico-legal report assessing the validity of a psychological diagnosis and its impact on behaviour for a civil or criminal court.

  • University performance and mitigating circumstances: Our medico-legal consultants can write a thorough report evaluating how a student’s mental health condition, such as depression and anxiety, needs to be taken into consideration by a university.

  • Psychological evaluation of trauma: We can provide a full medico-legal report evaluating the impact of trauma on an individual’s mental health for use in court.

  • Psychological evaluations relating to medical negligence and accidents, capacity and malpractice: We can compile a report to support or challenge a case for psychological injury in a civil court, for example by a hospital or care home, where the issue is a breach of duty of care.

  • Evaluation of schizophrenia and other psychoses: Our experts can prepare a scrupulous medico-legal report detailing evidence of schizophrenia and other psychoses for a criminal court.

  • Evaluation of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Our medico-legal experts can draw up a report commenting on the existence of PTSD for a personal or civil injury claim.

  • Evaluation of insomnia and other sleep disorders: We can create a report evaluating evidence of insomnia and other sleep disorders and its impact on behaviour for a civil court or employment tribunal.

  • Effects of trauma (including personal injury): Our consultants can write a medico-legal report identifying trauma, for example, because of personal injury or injury due to negligence.

  • Evaluation of psychopathology and psychological disorders: We can create a thorough medico-legal report evaluating a psychological disorder. This may be used by a defendant in a criminal court to show reduced responsibility, for example.

  • Evaluation of adult Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Our medico-legal experts can carry out an ADD or ADHD assessment and compile a report for court and legal proceedings of a criminal or civil nature (including employment).

  • Medico-legal reports for anxiety and depression: We can prepare an exhaustive medico-legal report detailing anxiety and depression, which may be used in a civil or criminal court or tribunal.

  • Psychological and behavioural aspects of violence: Our medico-legal experts can draw up an in-depth psychological report assessing and evaluating aspects of violence for a criminal court case, including the possibility of committing future violent acts.

  • Bipolar and other mood disorders: We can compile a meticulous medico-legal report to evaluate mood disorders for a criminal or civil court case.

  • Psychosomatic disorders: Our experts can write a meticulous medico-legal report to give evidence of a disorder that has been aggravated by psychological stress such as psoriasis, eczema, stomach ulcers, high blood pressure or heart disease. This may be needed in an employment tribunal or civil court.

  • Memory loss and memory and cognitive impairment: Our medico-legal team can prepare a detailed report assessing an individual’s level of memory or cognitive impairment. This identifies the impairment and treatable areas that require a management plan.

  • Psychological impact of deportation or detention on an individual or family: Our medico-legal consultants can prepare a report for a civil or criminal court to assess the psychological impact of deportation or detention, as well as make recommendations.

  • Family assessments: Our medico-legal experts can compile detailed reports for use specifically in family court cases.

  • Placement options and sibling separation: A type of family assessment for use in family court, this medico-legal report explores the psychological impact of siblings being separated and the effect of placement with another individual or individuals.

  • Domestic violence: Our medico-legal consultants can write a detailed report documenting the impact of domestic violence, whether physical, emotional, sexual or psychological abuse, for a family court domestic violence case.

  • Abuse and neglect: We can create meticulous medico-legal reports detailing abuse or neglect by parents or other family members for use in a family or criminal court.

  • Munchausen syndrome: Our medico-legal experts can prepare a thorough report assessing and evaluating Munchausen syndrome for use in a family, civil or criminal court.

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Learn how Psymplicity can help with your case, whether you need a psychiatric assessment or evaluation, personality assessment or expert testimony.

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