Areas of expertise
I accept instructions from both Defence and Prosecution.
My experience includes:
i. Assessments of fitness to plead and stand Trial
ii. Risk assessments
iii. Assessment of dangerousness
v. Diminished Responsibility
vi. Impact of psychiatric morbidity upon offending
vii. Provision of psychiatric recommendations for the purpose of sentencing
The preparation of independent psychiatric reports for Parole Board hearings.
The Provision of independent psychiatric opinions for the purpose of Mental Health Review Tribunals.
I regularly provide capacity assessments including those for Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA), Wills, Probate and Court of Protection.
The preparation of expert reports in relation to psychiatric sequelae following injuries (including road traffic accidents, work-related injuries).
Fitness to parent assessments
I accept instructions for clients based in Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Yorkshire and the West Midlands.
I can see clients at Consulting rooms in Manchester, Liverpool and West Yorkshire.
I am also able to accommodate assessments at the offices of client’s legal representatives.
I also undertake assessments in prisons for clients detained in custody.
I work within the rates approved by the Legal Services Commission.
Psychiatric reports are ordinarily available within three weeks following acceptance of the instruction.