OUR PSYCHIATRY EXPERT WITNESS SERVICES
Criminal Law Psychiatric Court Reports
Our Psychiatry Experts are able to assist the court by providing expert witness psychiatric reports in all areas of Criminal Law from fitness to plead and stand trial to most complex cases such as Sexomania and Automatism.
Our team of experts are able to provide psychiatric reports for criminal cases. We can assess fitness to plea and instruct, sanity at the time of offence, fitness for prison, vulnerable witnesses and are able to provide expert witness services. We can also offer specialist forensic psychiatric assessments.
Asylum Psychiatric Court Reports
We are able to provide professional psychiatric reports by psychiatry experts based on Istanbul Protocols for client’s submission or appeal for asylum claims as well as assess the impact deportation could have on their mental health. In addition, our psychiatrists are all trained in recognising symptoms of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
Our psychiatry experts have considerable experience in providing professional psychiatric reports and assessments of clients appealing benefit decisions, including Employment Support Allowance, Disability Living Allowance and Work Capability Assessments, and take pride in our compassionate and thorough reports.
Child and Family Law Psychiatric Reports
Our Psychiatry Experts are able to assist the court by providing expert witness psychiatric reports on Parents and Children in Family Law proceedings.
We have experts who provide comprehensive and efficient incapacity assessments for Welfare and Financial Guardianships under the Mental Capacity Act. We are aware of the statutory timescales and thus provide the flexibility to turn around reports within tight deadlines. We can usually assess clients wherever they are based, including care homes, hospitals and home visits.
Personal Injury Psychiatric Reports
We have psychiatry experts with considerable experience in providing professional psychiatric reports and assessments of clients appealing benefit decisions, including Employment Support Allowance, Disability Living Allowance and Work Capability Assessments, and take pride in our compassionate and thorough reports.
MENTAL HEALTH ACT
We provide independent psychiatric reports by leading psychiatry experts for clients subject to detention under the Mental Health Act, including both Section 2, Section 3, Section 47/49 and Community Treatment Orders (CTO) in England and Wales. We address whether the criteria for detention are met, that guiding principles are being adhered to and that the least restrictive options have been given due consideration. We also provide independent psychiatric reports for Mental Heath Act in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Housing Disability Act Psychiatric Reports
Our psychiatry experts are able to assess the mental health of individuals facing eviction from their home and repossession, and the impact this will have on their mental health.
Clinical and Medical Negligence Psychiatric Reports
MEWA’s psychiatry experts can prepare psychiatric reports on all type of clinical and medical negligence cases such as error/misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis, Failing to properly assess diagnose and treat patients admitted to hospital, whether voluntarily or compulsorily under section. Failing to section/discharging/otherwise failing to detain patients at risk of suicide.