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Applied Psychology Solutions

Professional Description:

HCPC registered Clinical Psychologists with extensive expert witness experience.


Dr Newns and all the registered psychologist affiliates with Applied Psychology Solutions are fully qualified Clinical Psychologists, holding doctoral level qualifications, chartered with the British Psychological Society and registered with the HCPC.

Nine Hills Road
Area of work:



Applied Psychology Solutions work with experienced Clinical Psychologists around the UK and all will consider deferred fees for direct solicitor work. We offer remote and face to face appointments. We are not an agency, but provide administrative services for experts and assist by connecting experts with instructing parties (for no additional fee). Our experts specialise in civil litigation, but many also work in family courts. 

Applied Psychology Solutions was founded and run by Dr Kathryn Newns, who has been specialising in medico-legal expert witness work for over 12 years and holds the Cardiff Law School Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate. She has an MSc in Pain Management Approaches. She offers training events and workshops for medico-legal experts via the Expert Witness Institute.

Applied Psychology Solutions is a corporate partner with the Expert Witness Institute. Dr Newns is on the board of governors with the Expert Witness Institute.
We provide reports for both Claimant and Defendant lawyers and insurers, including joint instructions. Clients are typically seen within 4 – 6 weeks of instruction.

We aim to offer thorough assessments and concise and articulate reports with a fast turnaround time.
We can assist you in finding the right Clinical Psychologist in the right location.

Areas of Work:
Applied Psychology Solutions’ Expert Witness services provide expert witness reports in a variety of areas. The specialties of each clinician vary and include (but are not limited to):
Personal Injury
Medical Negligence
Employment Tribunals
Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) assessments
Psychological effects of chronic pain
Assessments of capacity
Fitness to plead
Legitimacy of stress and return to work claims
Family cases

We are able to assess children and adults and several of our Affiliates have significant experience of working with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or Learning Disabilities. All affiliates have extensive experience of the effects of trauma and stress including depression, PTSD, anxiety disorders, and the psychological effects of chronic pain. Some have additional qualifications in these areas.

Applied Psychology Solutions’ affiliates currently operate regular clinics in:
East Anglia (Cambridge, Peterborough, Norwich)
Sussex (Brighton, Crawley, Chichester, Eastbourne)
North-East (Middlesbrough, Harrogate, Newcastle, Sunderland)
North-West (Liverpool, Warrington)
South-West (Bristol, Weston-Super-Mare)
Remote assessments via video-link.


We run regular training events and CPD in partnership with the Expert Witness Institute

Expert Training

All our affiliates have Doctorates in Clinical Psychology. All are registered with the HCPC. Most also hold the Bond Solon/Cardiff Law School Civil Litigation certificate. All are dedicated to ongoing CPD in psychology and expert witness work.


HCPC; Expert Witness Institute; British Psychological Society

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