Mrs Martin-Alam in RICHMOND
Intellectual assessment of children & adults • Developmental & personality assessment • Assessment of emotional disturbance • Assessment of child abuse: physical, sexual, emotional • Assessing witness reliability & fitness to plead • Analysis of verbal, written & video evidence • Mental handicap • Crime & delinquency • Family assessment
Professor Hughes in CAMBRIDGE
Growth disorders in children • Disorders of puberty • Disorders of sex development • Genetics of endocrine disorders: childhood • General endocrine problems of childhood • Adrenal disorders
Dr Croft in HITCHIN
Child protection & child abuse • Child development • Childhood disability • Community paediatrics • Autism • ADHD ...
Ms Jackson in LONDON
Assessment of attachment & bonding in families • Assessment of parenting, including in the context of child care proceedings • Alcohol & drug abuse as pertaining to parenting ability • Domestic violence, physical, sexual & emotional abuse as pertaining to parenting ability • Adult cognitive & personality assessment, including own family history in relation to ability to parent • Cognitive assessment of adults to determine competence, identify learning difficulties & disabilities, & make recommendations • ...
Dr Horsford in LONDON
Neuropsychological assessments • Parenting assessments • Assessment of cognitive & intellectual abilities • Sexual abuse & risk assessments • Mental health & mental capacity assessments • Disability assessments • Drug use & addiction • Occupational stress & depression • Offender assessment & fitness to plead • Performance & fitness to work assessments • Equality, diversity & human rights • Recruitment & selection • Children Act • Employment Tribunals • Unfair dismissal • Expertise working with black & minority ethnic communities ...
Dr Thorley in LEICESTER
Assessment & diagnosis of children, adolescents & young adults • Treatment of mental health problems • Expertise in the effects of personal injury & medical negligence • Neuropsychological assessment of brain injuries in children • Domicilliary visits also possible for England & Wales
Dr Knight-Jones in NEWARK
Child development • Brain injury • Childhood Neurodisability & in particular Cerebral Palsy, Learning Disability, Autistic Spectrum Sensory Impairment (Hearing/Vision), Attention Deficit Disorder • I have a particular interest in Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (aka Dyspraxia or DAMP disorder) • Head injury sequelae • Disabilities & problems of premature babies • Birth asphyxia & hypoxia • Developmental delay • Neglect Dr Knight-Jones specialises in neurodisability & child development.
Dr King in PADDOCK WOOD
Dr King specialises both in assessments of adults & children in the context of family proceedings & private law disputes, along with forensic issues (risk assessment, parole board reports, pre-sentencing reports, psychopathy assessments, veracity of evidence, fitness to plead & culpability). She also undertakes personal injury work. Recent instructions have encompassed: ...
Dr Alan Jones MBBCh MD FRCGP in SWANSEA
Clinical/medical negligence, medico-legal & criminal injuries Dr Alan Jones is the Clinical Director of Medical Legal Doctor (UK) Ltd, Clinical Negligence Expert GPs and Criminal Injury Expert GPs, companies which comprise of some 10 GP experts working in an innovative and streamlined fashion utilising an experienced infrastructure with a track record of excellence. ...
Miss Dinham in UXBRIDGE
Assessments in: • Medico-legal: psychological aspects of physical injury after road traffic & other incidents, e.g. dog bites, head injury, effects on education • Educational implications of personal injury, e.g. head injury • Clinical negligence: psychological & educational implications • Educational needs of young people • Trained as joint expert witness & in Civil Law (Bond Solon) ...
Dr Michie in SOUTHALL
General paediatric & neonatal cases • Vaccination • Infectious diseases • Haematology • Oncology in the age group • Child protection • Age determination • Torture documentation • Trauma & disability in paediatrics
Dr Gardner in BRISTOL
Child & adult assessment • Head injury • Neuropsychological evaluation • Accident claims • Children Act 1989 work • Adopting & fostering • Learning difficulties & dyslexia • Child mental health • Adolescent mental health • 1981 & 1993 Education Act work • Post-traumatic stress disorder ...
Dr Maconochie in LONDON
I have experience in personal injury & medical negligence cases, & am able to take instructions on accident & emergency cases with an expertise in paediatric emergency cases. I am also keen to take general paediatric work. Member of the following national guideline groups: NICE head injury; NICE meningitis & meningococcal disease. External reviewer for SIGN on meningococcal disease
Dr Allen in HIGH WYCOMBE
All matters pertaining to adult general psychiatry • Special interest in drug- & alcohol-related issues & those involving putative automatism • Experience in assessing perpetrators of sexual abuse • Regular involvement in the assessment of adults in family psychiatry • Regular involvement in the assessment & diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder
Professor Lucas in SOMERSHAM
Childhood nutrition & growth • Effect of nutrition & growth on long-term health & development • Neonatal hypoglycaemia & its long-term adverse effects • Nutritional aspects of child abuse • Research on infant, child & adolescent nutrition (over 400 scientific articles & books) • Impact of nutrition & metabolism on the brain • Nutrition & bone health • Nutrition & cardiovascular health • Nutrition & diabetes • Prematurity • Obesity • Vitamins • Malnutrition & starvation • Child care & welfare
Dr Stanhope in LONDON
I have been a paediatric endocrinologist for the past 30 years. I have a particular interest in adolescent endocrinology, abnormalities of pubertal development & growth. I have a particular interest in both precocious & delayed puberty & the onset of fertility. My research interest covers most areas of paediatric endocrinology. I have a particular interest in psychosocial short stature & associated child abuse. I have had numerous scientific publications on this subject in the medical literature.
Dr Wright in LONDON
Mental health & family • Parenting & the child • Child protection & psychology of the family • Psychological treatment for accident victims • PTSD & treatment • Stress, anxiety, depression - causes & treatment
Dr Ahmad in BLACKBURN
Personal injury • Post-traumatic stress disorder • Attachment & care proceedings • Access & custody issues • Parenting & family assessment • Assessment of juvenile offenders • Criminal responsibility • Fitness to plead • Risk assessments • Mental disorder: psychiatric assessment of children & adolescents up to the age of 20
Dr Spoto in CRAWLEY
Mental illness • Post-traumatic stress disorder • Child care • Testamentary capacity • Court of Protection • Forensic psychiatry • Mental Health Act • Psychotherapy • Road traffic accidents • Mental Health Review Tribunals
Ms Poate-Joyner in CHICHESTER
Specialist areas include: • Adult mental health • Full range of psychological disorders • Learning disability • Vulnerable adults • Intellectual & cognitive functioning assessment • IQ • Mental capacity • Capacity to consent • Global parenting & family assessment • Risk assessment • Child care proceedings • Sexual abuse • Sexual offences • Trauma • PTSD • Specialist training & expertise in the assessment of autistic spectrum disorders (ASD), especially Asperger's Syndrome • Domestic violence • Controlling & coercive behaviours ...
Dr Ng in ORMSKIRK
I hold dual accreditation as a Consultant Paediatrician and Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist. I have also completed a Master of Laws degree from the University of Liverpool. I have undergone medico-legal expert training courses and attended court with expertise in general paediatric and paediatric endocrinology cases (25% claimant, 25% defendant, 50% joint). I have provided medico-legal reports in all aspects of paediatric endocrinology and diabetes, child protection issues, road traffic ...
Dr McIntee in CHESTER
As a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, I lead a team of psychologists & psychotherapists who provide specialist assessment & expert witness work within their own area of expertise. We provide assessment & therapeutic intervention with a wide variety of cases nationwide. ...
Dr Edward in EDINBURGH
I am a practising Chartered Clinical Psychologist offering assessment and therapeutic intervention to children and adolescents. I have expert witness experience specifically in relation to children and adolescents. Prior cases have concerned child development, custody, contact, abuse (including sexual abuse), trauma (including RTA) and adoption. Cases involving adults relating to specific issues of trauma or sexual violence may also be considered.
Dr Thomas in MANCHESTER
I am a Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and have worked in this speciality for more than 20 years. My areas of expertise include children and young people (birth to age 18 years) with gastrointestinal or digestive disorders, including: inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis & Crohn's disease), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gastroenteritis, food poisoning, intestinal failure, short bowel syndrome (short gut), malnutrition, failure ...
Dr Pradhan in BIRMINGHAM
Psychopathology & psychiatric disorders • Trauma sequelae (psychiatry, including personal injury) • Post-traumatic stress disorder • Personality disorder • Criminal responsibility (psychiatric assessment) • Fitness to plead (psychiatric assessment) • Dangerous & risk assessment (psychiatric) • Crime victims (psychiatry) • Offender assessment (psychiatric) • Witness assessment & testamentary capacity • Criminal behaviour • Child & family cases (custody cases) • Psychiatric care & rehabilitating • Disability ...
Dr Birch in BROMLEY
I am very experienced in working with young people & families, particularly in child neglect & protection, family disturbance, substance abuse & domestic violence. I am a leading authority on adolescence, teenage pregnancy & early parenting, & I have worked with psychopathic personalities & a variety of disorders such as borderline personalities, learning disabilities & with children in situations of physical, emotional & sexual abuse, as well as factitious illness (Munchausen)-type syndromes & ...
Dr Bracey in LIVERPOOL
I have 35 years' experience as an NHS GP and am now a part-time sessional GP. For 14 years I was a GP trainer. I have been preparing reports on allegations of GP clinical negligence for 18 years. I am a Fellow of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare and was previously an Instructing Doctor on this subject. Until recently I was a part-time SCMO in Family Planning. For many years I was a part-time CMO in Child Welfare. ...
Dr Peer in WATFORD
Dyslexia • Dyspraxia • Asperger's syndrome • Attention deficit & hyperactivity disorder • Moderate learning difficulties • Speech & language difficulties • Cerebral palsy • SENDIST cases • Disability discrimination cases • Experience: children & adults ...
Dr Nawaz in MANCHESTER
ADHD • Community & hospital paediatrics • Health needs of looked after children, including asylum seekers • Gastroenterology, including food allergy & constipation • Eating disorders in children & young persons • Chronic fatigue syndrome
Dr Hodge in LEEDS
Emergency paediatrics • General paediatrics • Accident & emergency paediatrics • Child protection • Child abuse & non-accidental injury
Dr Habibi in LONDON
Paediatric intensive care • Emergency medicine • Infectious diseases • Meningococcal disease • Meningitis & septicaemia • Respiratory diseases • Ethical issues • General paediatrics • Life expectancy • Sleep medicine
Mrs Birnbaum in LONDON
Assessment of children & young people (3-25 years) with learning, emotional & behavioural difficulties • Trained in dynamic assessment (Feuerstein), which explores the learning potential of every child (helpful in cases where standardised testing is unsuccessful) • Preparation of detailed reports for family courts & appeals against Local Education Authority Education Act decisions • Submission of oral evidence • High court & tribunal experience • Experience as a single joint expert
Ms Hopkins in RICKMANSWORTH
Food intolerance - dietary recommendations • Failure to thrive - paediatrics • Enteral feeding - adult & paediatrics • Nutritional requirements - adult & paediatrics • Diet & obesity • Nutritional assessment • Feeding problems • Obesity in children • Dysphagia problems • Dietary assessment • Dysphagia problems - children • Feeding problems - cerebral palsy • Poor growth - children
Professor Vargha-Khadem in LONDON
Senior Consultant Neuropsychologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children • Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience & Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences • Neuropsychological evaluation of children & young adults with a history of brain disease or damage through negligence or accident • Expertise in relating the cognitive or behavioural deficits to brain abnormality, particularly in the areas of language & memory
Mr Hughes in ST HELENS
Children • Adults • Intellectual ability • Functional skills • Literacy • Communication • Police interview • Need for appropriate adult • Understanding of interview caution • Understanding of documents & forms • Readability of documents • Fitness to plead • Capacity to instruct/participate • Special measures in Court • Need for intermediary • Vulnerable witness • Suggestibility • Compliance • Learning difficulty • Disability • Specific learning difficulties • Dyslexia • Dyspraxia • ADHD • Attention difficulties • Hyperactivity • Autism • Asperger ...
Dr Andrew Derry, Clinical Psychologist in BRIGHTON
We are a national team of expert witness clinical forensic, educational & counselling psychologists & neuropsychologists working in the family, criminal & civil courts • Parental risk assessment & family functioning • Attachment-based assessments of parents & children • Forensic risk assessments of offenders for the criminal courts & parole boards • Assessments in cases of non-accidental injury • Assessment & treatment in cases of personal injury, work-related injury & clinical negligence • Assessment & ...
Dr I'Anson in CHESTER
Clinical psychology as it applies to the following areas: • Child development & parenting • Family dynamics & attachment issues • Trauma & dissociation • Adolescent self-harm • Criminality & offending • As such, I am able to accept instructions for family law work, criminal, personal injury & private law cases
Mrs Gaskins in POOLE
CUBS qualified & experienced expert witness in child & family matters • Public & private proceedings • Attachment assessments • Psychometric testing (IQ, personality, dyslexia) • Global family assessments • Sibling assessments • Substance & domestic abuse • Over 20 years' experience as expert witness • Legal aid rates for all work
Mrs Bhogal in ILFORD
Undertaking assessments of families & children from Asian & other ethnic backgrounds • Direct work with children • Assessments undertaken in the family's first language, especially of Punjabi, Muslim & Gujarati families • Expert in rehabilitation & adoption assessment • Able to understand the cultures, & fluent in English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Manipuri & Swahili (partial) • Understanding of Bengali culture & language, but not fluent speech • Overseas kinship assessments & placement assessments • ...
Dr Kennedy in LONDON
Family law • Well-known expert dealing with difficult family cases: private law (contact & residence) & public law (care & carers) • Author of Child Abuse, Psychology & the Law (1997) • Author of Psychotherapists as Expert Witnesses; families at breaking point (2005) • Author of articles in Family Law (September 2001, November 2002, May 2006, May 2010, November 2013) • Extensive experience of compensation cases on panel for Savile cases ...
Professor Stein in AYLESBURY
Medico-legal report writing (family, civil, crime) • Divorce & separation • Post-traumatic stress disorder • Medical negligence • Children & adolescents with neuro-developmental processing problems • Children & adolescents who are not fulfilling their potential • Child & adolescent mental health • Family problems & family mediation • Child development • Children & adolescents with educational problems • Care proceedings • Mediation with schools • Medico-legal mediation • Removal from the jurisdiction
Dr Osunsanmi in CHELTENHAM
Child, adolescent & family psychiatry • Autism spectrum disorders • Psychopharmacology • Family & attachments • Fitness to plead • ADHD • Aggression & criminality - adolescent
Dr Blyth in BIRMINGHAM
Adoption • Asylum seekers • Attachment • Child abuse (all types) • Chronic & enduring childhood illness • Cognitive assessments • Contact disputes • Child development • Domestic violence • Foster placements • Gender identity disorder • Learning disabilities • Mental capacity • Mental health • Multicultural & multiracial families • Non-accidental injuries & child death • Parents in prison • Risk behaviours (injury to self & others) • Sexual abuse • Sexualised behaviour • Sibling relationships • Substance abuse • Trauma • Implacable hostility
Dr Moore in WOLVERHAMPTON
General paediatrics • Community paediatrics • Developmental paediatrics • Neurodisability • Child physical abuse • Child emotional abuse • Child neglect • Child sexual abuse • Safeguarding children • Looked after children (children in care)
Mr Lomas in SEVENOAKS
Impact of educational provision on life chances, employability & education • Impact of medical treatment on life chances, employability & education • Impact of head injury on life chances, employability & education • Special Educational Needs, including 'failure to educate' • Bullying (child & adult) • Child & adult learning difficulties
Dr Bellman in LONDON
Paediatric neurological & development disorders • Learning difficulties • Language difficulties • Vaccine reactions • Dyslexia • Dyspraxia • Autistic spectrum disorder • Hearing/auditory problems • Brain injury