Trained to specialist level in both adult psychiatry and psychotherapy, I have over 35 year's experience. After holding NHS and private sector appointments as a Consultant in General Adult psychiatry with special responsibilities for peri-natal psychiatry and eating disorders, I moved into entirely independent practice in 2004. Until September 2018 I had a clinical base at Cygnet Hospital Harrogate where I was Medical Director. I continue to have an active clinical caseload in general adult psychiatry alongside a medico-legal practice. Approved under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act as having special expertise in the assessment and treatment of mental disorder.
I receive approximately 250 instructions per year, acting for both Claimants, Defendants and as SJE. Reports prepared on psychiatric aspects of: catastrophic injury, head injury, psychological trauma, including accidents, sexual and institutional abuse, effects of medical negligence, psychiatric negligence, chronic pain, disfigurement, criminal behaviour, occupational stress, legitimacy of claims, mental capacity, illness deception/fraudulent claims.
Reports prepared for claimant 45%, defendant 50% and joint 5%. Good working relationships with local firms. Home visits nationwide. Consulting in York, Harrogate and London.
Report writing, CPR rules, giving evidence, experts meetings, role of single joint expert.