Our Services

Specialist Psychological and Expert Witness Assessment:

We provide complex risk and psychological assessments of adults and independent expert witness testimony in the context of Family, Criminal and Civil Court proceedings, Prison Law, Parole Board Hearings and Mental Health Review Tribunals, including the assessment of offenders within prison and secure hospital environments.

We accept referrals on behalf of Courts, solicitors and Local Authorities. Our fees are in accordance with the current rates specified for expert witness work by the Legal Aid Agency, and we aim to provide assessment reports within 3 – 6 weeks of receipt of a letter of instruction (though individual timescales are agreed on a case-by-case basis and will depend upon current availability).

We have extensive experience of using various evidence-based psychometric assessment tools, review of records and clinical interview to assess a wide range of complex psychological issues including:

  • Risk (sexual, general and domestic violence; anger; self-harm; personality and behavioural issues; offending behaviour; substance misuse)
  • Personality and psychopathy
  • Mental capacity and cognitive / intellectual ability
  • Mental state and functioning
  • Anxiety, depression, complex trauma (PTSD) and impact of childhood abuse 
  • Relationships
  • Contact and residence issues; ability to protect and capacity to parent; capacity / motivation to engage with interventions
  • Assessment of mentally disordered offenders within secure hospital environments and offenders within prison and community environments
  • Risk of re-offending; provision of pre-sentencing reports and advice regarding disposal
  • Suggestibility and vulnerability
  • Autistic spectrum disorder and learning disability

Specialist and Bespoke Training:

We also offer bespoke training on a range of subjects relevant to our areas of expertise and practice.  Our training packages are suitable for all levels of experience, and can be adapted to meet the needs of organisations and staff groups across various legal and health-care settings, and include the following subjects: 

  • Structured risk assessment/management
  • Psychological assessment
  • Mental health awareness
  • Understanding and working with personality issues
  • Managing anger and aggression
  • Core clinical skills
  • Motivational interviewing/stages of change
  • Our training packages are competitively priced - please contact us for more information.

Contact Us

Please contact us to discuss enquiries, and for curricula vitae, schedule of fees and availability.