Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist

Expert witness services

I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with 20 years’ professional experience in clinical psychology working in the NHS and private practice in London.

I have been involved in preparing medico-legal reports for courts since 2000.

I specialise in medico-legal assessments of clients suffering from personal injuries resulting from traumatic events, including road traffic accidents, work and industrial accidents, animal attacks, physical and sexual assaults, robberies and medical negligence.

As an expert witness I have prepared reports for clients suffering from a variety of emotional and behavioural problems, including anxiety disorders such as: post-traumatic stress disorder, acute stress disorder, phobias, panic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder; but also depression, adjustment disorders and chronic pain. In addition, I have assisted in criminal cases, IQ assessments for fitness to plea and assessments within the Mental Capacity Act.

For assessment of chronic pain and somatoform disorders, I have gained expertise over 15 years initially through working at the INPUT Pain Management Clinic at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London, and later through attending various seminars and workshops and assessing and working with clients in my private practice.

I have acted on behalf of claimants and defendants, and as a single joint expert:

  • Upon receipt of an instruction and all the relevant documents I contact the client within two working days and arrange an assessment.
  • I provide reports within two weeks from the date of the assessment.
  • I undertake thorough assessments using various interview techniques and questionnaires and prepare detailed, clear and high quality reports.
  • I have experience in preparing joint statements.
  • I can prepare reports in English and in Polish.
  • I keep up to date with current literature related to psychological practice and psychology in law.
  • I am aware of the requirements of Part 35, the practice direction and the Guidance for the Instruction of Experts in Civil Claims.

Since 2000 I have attended various training courses, workshops and conferences in relation to all aspects of medico-legal practice. In particular I completed training in Report Writing; Meetings of Experts; Fees, Charges and Terms of Engagements and Courtroom Skills provided by the Society of Expert Witnesses.

Please contact me to obtain an estimate of fees, terms of engagement, an example of a report or any additional information.