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...
Mr Forrester in BY LAURENCEKIRK
My special interests are in forensic issues and diagnosis in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including Asperger's syndrome. Working with people affected by ASD since 1991, working closely with forensic and other psychiatric services, social workers, solicitors and the court service since at least 2000. I receive referrals for assessment from various departments, typically considering diagnostic issues, risk, potential involvement of symptoms in criminal behaviour, and recommendation of supports...
Dr Brow in email contact only
All aspects of general adult psychiatry: • Schizophrenia • Bipolar disorder • Transient/drug-induced psychosis • Depression • Personality disorder • Substance misuse • Dual diagnosis • Adjustment disorder • Anxiety disorder • PTSD I take forensic cases (including murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery with violence) and civil cases. Other interests include autistic spectrum and OCD, fitness to plead, head injury and psychiatric impact, medical competence and negligence, memory impairment, mild cognitive impairment,...
Dr Parker in TAUNTON
Areas of clinical expertise The assessment and management of: • Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders • Personality disorders • Dual diagnosis/substance and alcohol use disorders • Mood disorders (depression and bipolar) • Intellectual/learning disability • Adult ADHD • Autism Spectrum Disorder • Dementia syndromes • PTSD...
Dr Donner in LONDON
A Registered Clinical Psychologist with the Health Professions Council and a Chartered Psychologist at the British Psychological Society • Areas of expertise include: • IQ & cognitive functioning • Psychometric evaluation • Suggestibility • Mental capacity • Forensic risk assessment • Diagnosis of autism & Asperger syndrome • Fitness to plead or stand trial • Specialist interest in providing expert witness testimony for cases involving adults with autism, Asperger's syndrome and/or learning disability
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 Bellman in LONDON
Paediatric neurological & development disorders • Learning difficulties • Language difficulties • Vaccine reactions • Dyslexia • Dyspraxia • Autistic spectrum disorder • Hearing/auditory problems • Brain injury
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 Bains in THATCHAM
I am a trained psychiatrist and have a masters in mental health law. I work as a forensic psychiatrist and have expertise and experience of providing evidence in legal proceedings to courts. I have specialist expertise in learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. I have provided second opinion reports for Mental Health Review Tribunals. I am able to provide psychiatric reports and advice on matters such as fitness to plead.
Mr Richard Curen PhD MACP MA DipPsy MA MSc in LONDON
Risk analysis & risk assessment of adolescents & adults with learning disabilities (LD) or Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) around sexual/domestic abuse, arson, violence • Investigative assessments of children & adults with LD or ASD where sexual abuse is suspected but not known • Parenting assessments of parents with LD or ASD in proceedings or in danger of having their children removed • Treatment for offenders with LD or ASD • Treatment for child & adult victims of abuse or other trauma
Dr Lyle in BRISTOL
Criminal Justice Expert Reports (defence/prosecution) Special areas of expertise: • Psychometric Testing • Learning Difficulties • Memory Testing • Suggestibility • Head Injury • Asperger's and Autistic disorders • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder • Detection of Malingering or otherwise • Sexual Offences • 'Viewing' offences •Driving,...
Dr Lawson in HALIFAX
Mental Capacity Act 2005 & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard Assessments • Psychiatric assessments of people with learning disabilities, autism & Asperger's syndrome • Mental Health Act 1983-related assessments of mental disorders • Testamentary capacity & COP assessments • Section 12 approved MHA 1983 • Medical Member, North of England Panel for MHA 1983 Section 12 Approval Applications • Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
Mrs Kirk in ELY
Paediatric speech & language therapy • Development delay • Speech & language disorders • Autism spectrum disorder • Cerebral palsy • Down syndrome
Dr Vaidya in SHEFFIELD
Medico-legal assessments of children & young people & their families in public law (care proceedings - Single Joint Expert) • Advice to Social Services & courts on placement, residential & fostering • Advice on therapeutic input for successful placement • Youth offending: assessment for ADHD, autism, dangerousness, fitness to plead • Risk assessment, presence of mental disorder & pre-sentencing assessments • Personal injury in children & adolescents • Gaming & technology addiction • MSc in Healthcare Leadership
Dr Lewis in SOLIHULL
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience of providing psycho-legal reports in civil and criminal proceedings. Areas of expertise include personal injury, clinical negligence, assessment of cognitive functioning/IQ, neurodevelopmental disorders, e.g. ADHD, autistic spectrum disorders, mental capacity, fitness to plead/stand trial, assessment of personality and mental health. I also undertake therapy within a medico-legal context.