Legally Minded.  


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Assessment Experience

I am NHS Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry, with higher training in Liaison Psychiatry, working in a busy inner city area, responsible for the provision of long term care for over 150 patients with severe and enduring mental illnesses. I supervise 400 assessments per year. Multiple diagnoses are common. In my independent practice I see over 60 new patients a year and coordinates the care of over 150 patients, generally employed by City of London businesses. Between 2003 – 2010 I worked with the Irish Redress Board Scheme and Australian Claimants, providing reports for victims of institutional physical, emotional and sexual abuse. I have been involved in Class actions involving defective products (pharmaceutical) and civil rights violations (HMG)..

Medico-Legal Experience

I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and an International Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. I was awarded the distinction of Honorary Member of the World Psychiatric Association in 2017. I was elected to the board of the EPA in 2019, and awarded the Association Medal of the BMA for sustained and meritorious service As Chair of the British Medical Associations Medico-Legal Committee, I regularly liaise with the Ministries of Health & Justice, the CPS and the Medical Defence Organisations. I sit on its Medical Ethics Committee, as well as that of the European Psychiatric Association, and previously the World Psychiatric Association. I investigated complaints for the NHS Ombudsman & the Healthcare Commission (as of 1st April 2009 the Care Quality Commission)..

I write over 80 reports a year for the UK and Eire Courts; claims have involved NHS Resolve; maritime work; government agencies, including the Ministry of Defence, Police forces, and Local Authorities; and multinational corporations.

Research & Teaching

My research is forensically based, the interface of law with psychiatric practice and medically unexplained symptoms. Since 2001 I have lectured, and ran Workshops at National/International Conferences. I am author of 5 textbooks and monographs, and over 100 articles, letters, abstracts, and web-based learning resources. I am a reviewer for the RCPsych journal of continuing medical education, Advances in Psychiatric Treatment..

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