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If you need a specialist, independent mental health expert, no other organisation can provide the quality and range of experts that St Andrew’s can. One call can provide you with the right mental health expert for your medico-legal needs.
We work with over 40 practicing mental health professionals who can provide a comprehensive, independent mental health review, or medico-legal report for any form of legal proceeding. Our nationwide service supports both prosecution and defence.
Our experts, many of whom are recognised leaders in their field, care for individuals with some of the most challenging mental health illnesses in the UK, often with an offending background and complex needs. We help to guarantee that the reports you commission will be from the right clinician, first time, saving you valuable time and money.
• the crown prosecution service
• police forces
• general practitioners
• Other healthcare providers
We are proud of our experts working as part of our medico-legal service and the reputations they have built up over many years. Many of our dedicated Psychiatrists and Psychologists are qualified in mental health law and have completed Bond Solon Expert Witness certificates. With experience in providing expert opinion, delivering independent reviews and producing medico-legal reports, our team are specialists in their field.
Our experts cover a broad range of specialisms, particularly across the following:
• criminal justice
• civil law
• fitness to plead
• capacity issues
• personal injury
• independent mental health review tribunals
• parole board applications
• child care
• family proceedings
Recognised experts: As leaders in their mental health fields, many of our experts have contributed to high profile research publications.
Quality assured: Our peer review system ensures that our medico-legal reports are regularly assessed by other experts to guarantee excellence, results and client satisfaction. All of our Psychiatrists are approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007), as having special experience in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. Our Psychologists are all registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC).
Cost effective: Our prices are in-line with Legal Aid Authority (LAA) guidelines.
Dr Pete McAllister
Dr Piyal Sen
Dr Paul Wallang
Dr Alexandra Getz
Dr Ashimesh Roychowdhury
Dr Jane Radley
Dr Borislav Iankov
Dr Stephen Attard