Edmund House, Birmingham consulting room

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Medico legal

TYPES OF WORK UNDERTAKEN INCLUDE:

Criminal (Crown and Magistrates’) Courts

  • Assessment of Fitness to Plead and Fitness to Stand Trial
  • Assessment of Mental Disorder
  • Assessment of IQ
  • Assessment of Offending Behaviour
  • Assessment of Risk and Dangerousness
  • Recommendations for Disposal

Civil Courts

  • Assessment of Personal Injury
  • Clinical Negligence

Employment Tribunals

  • Assessment of Mental Health
  • Assessment of Disability under the Equality Act (2010)

OUR CONSULTANTS’ AREAS OF EXPERTISE INCLUDE:

  • General Adult Mental Health
  • Forensic Mental Health (including Violent and Sexual Offending)
  • Psychosis
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders and Phobias
  • Post traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Substance Misuse
  • Personality Disorder
  • Mental Health and Deafness
  • IQ Assessment

REFERRAL PROCESS AND TIMESCALES

We will require:

  • Letter of Instruction
  • Relevant documentation (e.g. Court Bundle, paginated if possible)
  • Medical Records
  • Confirmation of funding

An assessment appointment will be provided on receipt of Letter of Instruction, Documentation and confirmation of funding.

Assessments are normally undertaken at our offices but can be undertaken at other locations (Solicitors’ offices, Home Visits etc.) by arrangement.

We aim to complete reports within a maximum of 3 weeks from receipt of your complete instructions (following review of depositions and relevant records and psychiatric assessment). If required, we can work to a shorter time-frame.