Dr Cooling specializes in cases of personal injury and he has considerable experience in the assessment cases of post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression and other psychiatric disorders resulting from major disasters, work-place accidents, road traffic accidents, medical negligence and sexual abuse.
Dr Cooling provided the original expert psychiatric evidence for the Hillsborough Disaster, the Omagh Bomb Case, the Hyde Park Bomb case, the Manchester Arena attack and the Childers Fire Disaster, in Australia. He has provided expert opinions for the Bradford Fire Disaster, the Paddington Rail Crash, the Sowerby Bridge Disaster and multiple terrorist events. He has assessed cases in Holland, the United States, Australia, South Africa and the Republic of Ireland.
Dr Cooling has provided expert evidence for the Irish Redress Board, in cases of physical and sexual abuse. He currently provides evidence for The Lambeth Children’s Homes Redress Scheme.
Dr Cooling provides assessments of Mental Capacity, organic mental disorders, brain injury and he provides opinions for Employment Tribunals.
In addition to personal injury cases, Dr Cooling undertakes prison assessments, including Parole reports and mental health evaluations.
Dr Cooling provides opinions for insurance companies, government departments, local authorities, police forces and pensions agencies.
He maintains a large medico-legal practice with 20% claimant cases, 20% defendant cases and 60% joint instructions.
Dr Cooling often undertakes home assessments and he does not have a waiting-list. He runs clinics in Devon, London and Yorkshire. He provides home assessments in South Wales. Dr Cooling has considerable experience of remote interviews.
Dr Cooling is active in the Third Sector and previously acted as Independent Auditor for Cardiff County Council.
Dr Cooling has been in medico-legal practice since 1992.
Also at: Keats House 24-26 St Thomas Street London SE1 9RS Tel: 0207 089 0610