The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is a law in England and Wales that outlines how decisions should be made for individuals who lack the capacity to make their own decisions… Read More>>


What Should Be In An Expert Psychiatric Report For Court? What should be in a psychiatric report? Is there a standard format that is used? What do courts expect from Read More>>


How to Choose the Correct Expert Psychiatrist? These days’ clients may have many complex mental health needs. For this reason it is important for legal professionals to… Read More>>


Psychiatric reports for legal professionals, solicitors, lawyers, barristers. Are you a busy legal professional? Do you want to save yourself hours of time?… Read More>>


Do we Need A Psychiatric Or Psychology Report For Court?should a legal professional instruct a psychology or a psychiatric report? To help explain let us look at 5 differences between psychiatrists & psychologists.… Read More>>


Psychiatric reports are an important part of the legal system, providing valuable insight into the mental health status of individuals involved in legal proceedings… Read More>>


We are joined by Dr Imran Waheed Consultant Psychiatrist who discusses with us the nature of Hoarding Disorder. Hoarding disorder often features in psychiatric reports to… Read More>>

In this video we are joined by Dr Imran Waheed consultant psychiatrist who discusses how he became a medico-legal expert writing reports in Psychiatry. He provides… Read More>>

Book Review: Your Brain Is Always Listening By Daniel G Amen MD

This book is by Dr Daniel G Amen a psychiatrist based in the United States. The contents of the book covered a fairly impressive range of thought patterns that can… Read More>>

What Lockdowns Mean to Psychiatry and the Legal Profession.

As we emerge from the cold dark nights, as daffodils begin to emerge from the soil and winter seems to be parting company. It is a time to reflect on what has happened in… Read More>>

Are Lawyers Failing Their Mentally Vulnerable Clients?

Guide to Expertise: 7 Tips for Selecting the Right Psychiatric Expert

According to a report on Mental Health and Justice  chaired by Sir David Latham around one in four adults in the UK are diagnosed with a mental illness during their… Read More>>

The Days of a Local Psychiatrist Doing All Your Court Reports are Long Gone.

Evolution of Court Reporting: Specialised Psychiatric Services for Legal Cases

In this day and age most medical professionals are inundated with work. This is a fact in the mental health field probably more than others. With the increasing… Read More>>

The Assessment of Malingering

A determination of malingering can be made by instructing a psychiatric report

“There were no real demons, no talking dogs, no satanic henchmen. I made it all up via my wild imagination so as to find some form of justification for my criminal acts…”  Read More>>

Fitness to Plead: The Pritchard Criteria

It is interesting that the question of the accused being unfit is dealt with using the 1836 criteria of R v. Pritchard. In Pritchard, the accused was deaf, unable to speakRead More>>

7 Tips for Finding the Right Psychiatric Expert

In R v Turner (1975) 60 Cr. App. R. 80, Lawton LJ stated: “…the fact that an expert witness has impressive scientific qualifications does not by that fact alone make… Read More>>