Medico-Legal Neuroscience Partnership

Our medico-legal experts are based in Birmingham and provide nationwide medico-legal reports and expert witness services. Instruct an expert here or for more information submit an enquiry. Our experts are based in various locations including Birmingham and the Midlands, London, Berkshire, Hertfordshire and the North West.

Neurologist & Epileptologist

Neuropsychologist & Psychologist

Neuroradiologist

Dr. Dougall McCorry

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Medico-Legal Neurology Reports

 

Dr Dougall McCorry, Consultant Neurologist & Epileptologist

MBChB MRCP MD

 

Dr Dougall John Patrick McCorry is a consultant neurologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.  Dr McCorry is the clinical lead for epilepsy at the University Hospital, Birmingham and undertakes general neurology clinics.

 

His interests include:

  • epilepsy
  • headache
  • head injury
  • whiplash syndrome
  • general neurology

Dr McCorry has written and contributed to a range of publications across areas concerned with neurology, epilepsy and related general practitioner issues, and has been producing medico-legal neurology reports since 2009, including many appearances in court.

 

Dr McCorry is a member of the Expert Witness Institute, the Association of British Neurology, the International League Against Epilepsy and The Royal College of Physicians.

 

Please also refer to www.drdougallmccorry.com/

 

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Dr. Gordon Mazibrada

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Medico-Legal Neurology Reports 

Dr Gordon Mazibrada, Consultant Neurologist

DM MRCP 

 

Dr Gordon Mazibrada is a consultant neurologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield.  Dr Mazibrada is the clinical lead for multiple sclerosis and undertakes general neurology clinics in Birmingham, runs a specialist multiple sclerosis clinic at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and is responsible for initiation of disease modifying drugs.  Dr Mazibrada has additional expertise in neuro-rehabilitation and neuro-ophthalmology, and has been providing medical reports in neurology since 2010.

 

His interests include:

  • multiple sclerosis
  • neuro-inflammatory disorders of the central nervous system
  • neuro-ophthalmology
  • neuro-rehabilitation
  • brain injury
  • general neurology

Professional Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Medicine (DM)
  • Master Degree in Preclinical Pharmacology
  • MRCPI, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
  • MD Res in Clinical Neurology

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Dr. Gordon Mazibrada - Consultant Neurologist & Expert Witness

 

 

 

Dr. Dominic Paviour

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Medico-Legal Neurology Reports

 

Dr Dominic Paviour, Consultant Neurologist

MBBS BSc PhD MRCP

 

Dr. Paviour is a provisional member of the Expert Witness Institute since December 2013, and has been taking a variety of medico-legal instructions in the past year year (both Civil and Criminal)/ 

 

Dr. Pavior completed the BMA course on acting as a medical expert witness and more recently has completed a course on Civil proceedings and report writing run by ProSols (MEDICO-LEGAL REPORT WRITING IN CIVIL CLAIMS (CORE SKILLS) and is up to date with the latest CPR guidance and the Woolf reforms.

 

General Neurology Experience

Dr. Paviour sees approximately 1200 new and 2000 follow up patients per annum. These patients have a broad range of acute and chronic neurological problems. The commonest neurological disorders of adult life include headache, cerebrovascular disease (strokes and TIA), seizures and epilepsy, disorders of balance and dizziness, disorders of movement including tremor, inflammatory, infectious and degenerative disorders of the nervous system and he see's patients with these disorders every week.

 

Sub-specialist interest

Dr. Paviour is the clinical lead for the movement disorders service at St George’s Hospital NHS Trust in South West London. He has a specialist interest in Parkinson’s disease and other degenerative causes of Parkinsonism and the advanced medical treatment of these disorders.

 

Key skills:

  • Neurological disorders
  • Headache
  • Cognitive disorders
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Movement disorders
  • Neurological disorders in Obstetric practice

Memberships & Qualifications:

  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians - MBBS London
  • PhD - Medicine Clinical Studies - UCL
  • BSc - Neurosciences
  • BMA - Medicolegal Course
  • ProSols - Medico-Legal Report Writing in Civil Claims
  • Provisional Member of the Expert Witness Institute

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Dr. David Hacker

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Medico-Legal Neuropsychology Reports

 

Dr. David Hacker, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist

Bsc (Hons), DClinPsy, PgDip (Neuro), C.Psychol 

 

Dr. David Hacker is the Consultant and Lead Neuropsychologist at West Park Hospital in Wolverhampton. He is also employed at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Major Trauma Centre as the Consultant Neuropsychologist responsible for acute traumatic brain injury.

 

Dr Hacker has extensive experience of Neuropsychology across the entire care pathway of the brain injured client. He also has extensive experience and expertise in neuropsychological assessment for neurology and neurosurgery and works with clients with a range of neurological and degenerative conditions (e.g. Multiple sclerosis, encephalitis, Parkinson's Disease, dementia, stroke and epilepsy).

 

Dr Hacker has also worked within community brain injury and rehabilitation including the management of clients with problematic behaviours and poor engagement with services post-injury.

 

Dr Hacker has prepared expert neuropsychology medical reports for mental health review tribunals including those for restricted patients and prepared reports for the courts in both civil and criminal matters. These include assessments of acquired brain injury in civil compensation, assessment of capacity, assessment of fitness to plead and competency to stand trial, risk assessment, the impact of acquired brain injury on culpability in criminal proceedings and capacity to parent.

 

Key skills:

  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Risk Assessment
  • The assessment and treatment of challenging behaviour
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Cognitive behavioural approaches to mental disorder staff training

Academic Qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (University of Glasgow, 1992-1996)
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University of Warwick 2001-2004)
  • Pg. Dip (Post-Doctoral) in Clinical Neuropsychology (University of Glasgow 2007-2008)

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Dr. Tim Hull

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 Medico-Legal Reports - Neuropsychology

 

Dr Tim Hull, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist

 PhD, MSc, Bsc

 

Dr Hull has substantial experience in neuropsychology across a range of settings. He has worked in neuropsychology with detained patients, in residential rehabilitation settings and in the community. He has extensive experience of assessment and treatment, involving patients with traumatic brain injury, stroke, degenerative and dementing conditions. Dr Hull has also worked in a forensic mental health setting within the National Health Service, giving him broad and detailed experience of the legal system and its interactions with mental health and mental impairment services, and is a Registered Forensic Psychologist. Dr Tim Hull is currently the Consultant in Neuropsychology and rehabilitation with the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) in Birmingham.

 

Medico-Legal Experience

Dr Tim Hull has prepared over five hundred medico-legal reports for the civil, criminal and family Courts, covering:

  • Effects of the brain injury
  • Mental health issues
  • Assessment of the level of disability caused
  • Suitability for rehabilitation
  • Determination of mental capacity
  • The fitness of impaired people to plead and to stand trial
  • Suggestibility and fitness for parenting
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Capacity

Academic Qualifications:

  • 1989, Bachelor of Science - Psychology (University of Warwick)
  • 1990, Master of Science – Cognition, Computing and Psychology (University of Warwick)
  • 1993, Doctor of Philosophy – Psychology (University of Birmingham)
  • 1997, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University of Birmingham)Professional Qualifications
  • 1997, Chartered Clinical Psychologist with British Psychological Society
  • 2003, Specialist Register for Practitioners in Neuropsychology and Full Member of the Division of Forensic Psychology
  • 2003, Accredited by the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
  • 2004, Chartered Forensic Psychologist with British Psychological Society
  • 2004, Consultant Clinical Psychologist

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Dr. Elizabeth Bray

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Medico-Legal Psychology Reports

 

Dr Elizabeth Bray - Consultant Clinical Psychologist

B.Sc. (Hons), D.Clin.Psy.

 

Dr. Elzabeth Bray is a Clinical Psychologist who has been producing medico-legal reports for over three years. Dr Bray undertakes medico-legal assessment for personal injury claims or clinical negligence, and also conducts reports for criminal cases. She reports on a variety of issues including; the psychological impact of personal injury, clinical negligence and mental health in terms of criminal proceedings.

 

In her current employment, Dr. Bray works independently, predominantly offering services to adults and children who are suffering from trauma, and the majority of the work is around psychological recovery after road traffic accidents.

 

Key skills:

  • Assessing and treating anxiety, depression and trauma
  • Assessment of malingering (falsifying psychological symptoms)
  • Assessment of mental health issues in relation to criminal cases

Qualifications: 

  • 2008 - 2008: Teaching Certificate in Tefl I-to-I
  • 2004 – 2007: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Lancaster University
  • 2003 - 2003: Counselling Skills level II Mersey Open College, Liverpool
  • 1995 - 1998: BSc. Honours Degree in Psychology Bolton Institute, Bolton

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Dr. Faisal Mir

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Medico-Legal Psychology Reports

 

Dr Faisal Mir - Principal Clinical Psychologist

 B.Sc. (Hons), D.Clin.Psy.

 

Dr. Faisal Mir is a Clinical Psychologist working in Adult Mental Health Services in Walsall. Dr Mir undertakes medico-legal assessment for personal injury claims or clinical negligence, and also conducts medical reports for criminal cases. He reports on a variety of issues including; the psychological impact of personal injury, clinical negligence and mental health in terms of criminal proceedings.

 

In his current NHS employment, Dr. Mir works with adults with severe and enduring mental health difficulties both in the community and in hospitals. However, in his private practice, Dr Mir works with adolescents and adults who who are suffering from trauma, and the majority of the work is around psychological recovery after road traffic accidents.

 

Dr Mir produces Expert Reports in: Family Law, Criminal Law, Employment Law, Personal Injury, Public Law, Immigration / Asylum: Children & Adults, Prison Law.

 

Languages spoken: Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu

 

Key skills:

  • Psychiatric Injury; Assessing and treating anxiety, depression and trauma
  • Assessment of mental health issues in relation to criminal cases
  • Mental Capacity and cognitive assessments
  • Domestic violence
  • Emotional and Sexual abuse
  • Personality Disorder
  • Work Related stress / Fitness to Work / Return to Work
  • Employment Tribunals / Disability Discrimination Act / Equality Act
  • Sexual Harassment & Bullying
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Road Traffic and & Workplace Accidents
  • Trauma Sequelae
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Psychosomatic Disorders/ Munchausen / Malingering – fraudulent simulation or exaggeration of symptoms assessments
  • Psychopathology / Psychiatric Disorders
  • Psychiatry Injury due to Medical Negligence / Clinical Negligence
  • Victims of Crime and Abuse

Qualifications:

  • 2006 – 2009: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology University of Birmingham
  • 1998 - 2001: Psychology Bsc Hons University of Coventry

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Dr Faisal Mir - Clinical Psychologist with Medico-Legal Reporting Experience

Dr. Allan Thomas

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MRI Scan Reports

 

Dr Allan Thomas, Consultant Neuroradiologist

MB BS DM(Radiology) FRCR MSc(Diploma)

 

Dr Allan Thomas is a Consultant Neuroradiologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, and has been practising in the field of Radiology since 1997. He is the neuroradiology clinical lead for stroke imaging and intervention, and has contributed to the teaching of SpRs as well as improving on Neuro-oncology and Neurovascular diagnostic and interventional services. He also has sub-speciality training in Interventional Neuroradiology and Head & Neck Radiology.

 

Dr Thomas has been appointed the Neuroradiology Tutor with responsibility for Core and Specialist Neuroradiology trainees. He is also the nominated radiologist for a number of oncology and stroke intervention trials such as RESTART, REDUCE, TICH, OPARATIC to name a few.

 

Dr Thomas has written and contributed to a range of publications across areas concerned with neuroradiology and brain imaging, and has previous medico-legal neuroradiology / medical reporting experience, including giving evidence in court.

 

As part of our ancillary services, Dr Thomas reports on MRI scans of the brain, head and neck, spine, sacroiliac joints, brachial plexus, lumbosacral plexus and sciatic nerve. For those patients who cannot have an MRI scan (such as those with pacemakers), Dr Thomas can report on CT myelogram's.

 

Specialist areas of medico-legal interest:

  • vascular diseases of the brain and spinal cord including management of aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations and acute ischaemic stroke
  • interventional pain management in the spine
  • traumatic brain injury
  • brain and spinal cord tumours
  • skull base, soft tissue neck and temporal bone tumours
  • tumours of the orbits and neuro-ophthalmology related imaging
  • imaging of the brachial and lumbosacral plexus
  • management of all vascular diseases of the brain, spinal cord and head & neck and subarachnoid haemorrhage from ruptured aneurysms and dissections

Professional Qualifications:

  • February 1994 MB.BS
  • November 2001 DM (Radiology), U.W.I., Mona, Jamaica
  • November 2001 FRCR, London
  • December 2004 International Masters (MSc) in Neurovascular Diseases, Université Paris Sud-Faculté de Médecine de Bicêtre and Mahidol University, Thailand

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Dr. Vijay Sawlani

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Medico Legal Neuroradiology Reports

 

Dr Vijay Sawlani, Consultant Neuroradiologist

MBBS, MD, DNB, FRCR, EQNR, MSC

 

Dr Vijay Sawlani is a consultant Neuroradiologist at the University Hospitals Birmingham, and an Hon. Senior lecturer to University of Birmingham. He has been practising Neuroradiology since 1998. He is the clinical lead for Epilepsy and brain tumour imaging.

 

His interests include:

  • MRI and CT imaging of the brain and spine
  • Functional MRI scans
  • MR Spectroscopy
  • Diffusion and perfusion MRI
  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Traumatic spinal injuries
  • Epilepsy
  • Demyelination
  • Strokes
  • Brain tumours

Throughout his time working as a Neuroradiologist, Dr Sawlani has completed several research projects and principle and co-investigator for many brain trauma, epilepsy and brain tumour projects and trials.

 

Dr Sawlani specializes in advanced MRI applications including Spectroscopy, diffusion, perfusion, DTI and Functional MRI.

 

Dr Sawlani is an elected member of American, European and British Societies of Neuroradiology. He has published more than twenty five scientific papers, presented more than forty papers and delivered about twenty invited lectures at national and international meetings.

 

Dr Sawlani has over 10 year’s medico-legal experience.

 

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NeurophysiologistRespiratory PhysicianMaternal and Perinatal

Dr. Colin Shirley

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Medico-Legal Neurophysiology Reports

 

Dr Colin Philip Shirley, Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist

MBChB MRCP 

 

Dr Colin Philip Shirley is a consultant clinical neurophysiologist at University Hospital, Birmingham. Dr Shirley has written and contributed to a range of publications and presentations. He currently provides clinical leadership for a diagnostic video telemetry programme and is working with colleagues to develop new processes for clinical report dissemination and new referral systems. Dr Shirley has been producing medico-legal neurophysiology reports since 2010.

 

Dr Shirley undertakes:

  • nerve conduction studies*
  • electromyography for the purposes of a medico-legal assessment where indicated by referring clinicians *
  • assessment of nerve and plexus injury following trauma, including blast injury and gunshot wounds
  • assessment of nerve and plexus injury following trauma, including blast injury and gunshot wounds
  • assessments where the surgical repair of nerve injury is contemplated.

* The purpose of the above is to provide objective assessment of nerve injury and to aid in defining the presence and extent of peripheral nerve, plexus or nerve root injuries and where necessary and possible, to indicate the degree of or potential for nerve recovery.

 

 

Memberships & Qualifications:

  • 1994-1999 University of Dundee Medical School at Ninewells Hospital
  • Awarded MBChB with Honours
  • 2002 Membership of the Royal College of Physicians
  • 2007 CCT in Clinical neurophysiology

 

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Dr. Nazim Nathani

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Medico-Legal Consultant Chest Physician / Reports

 

Dr. Nazim Nathani, Consultant Respiratory Physician

MBBS, FRCP

 

Dr. Nazim Nathani is a Consultant in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, and provides a specialist respiratory outpatient and inpatient service in a high volume inner city university teaching hospital dealing with a variety of respiratory pathologies. He is the lead clinician in his hospital for home ventilation and undertakes regular clinics in non-invasive ventilation, general respiratory problems and tuberculosis.

 

His field of expert witness reporting includes asthma, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, sleep disordered breathing, occupational lung diseases, lung infections and lung cancer.

 

Dr. Nathani has produced medico-legal reports for occupational asthma, work related exposure and respiratory / breathing trouble, COPD, lung fibrosis and RTA related chest / lung injury-trauma. He is also qualified to produce medical reports on asbestos related lung disease.

 

Dr. Nathani also holds a Medico-Legal Foundation Certificate from the University of Cardiff.

 

Specialities:

 • Respiratory Medicine (Asthma, Sleep disorders)

 

Specialist Clinical Interests:

 • Home Ventilation

 • Non Invasive Ventilation

 • Sleep Apnoea and MMed (Sleep Medicine)

 • Asthma

 • Tuberculosis

 

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Shakila Thangaratinam

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 Medico Legal Reports Pregnancy

 

Shakila Thangaratinam, Obstetrician/Gynaecologist, Professor of Maternal and Perinatal Health

PhD, MD, MRCOG

 

Shakila Thangaratinam has a strong interest in clinical trials, diagnostic research, evidence synthesis and evidence based medicine. Her research is largely collaborative with national and international partners.

Her interest and work in pre-eclampsia has led to NICE recommendations for tests with regard to the same. She is also currently working with one of the partnerships neurologists, Dr Dougall McCorry, on NICE recommendations for epilepsy in pregnancy.

Professor Thangaratinam would be pleased to accept medico-legal instructions for cases concerning conditions in pregnancy.

 

Her interests include:

  • Prediction and prevention of pre-eclampsia in pregnancy and gestational diabetes
  • Obesity in pregnancy
  • Evidence synthesis
  • Diagnostic methodology
  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Epilepsy in pregnancy
  • Diabetes in pregnancy

Professional qualifications:

  • MBBS 1966 (Dr MGR Medical University, Madra, India)
  • MD 1999 (DR MGR Medical University, Madra, India)
  • MRCOG 2003
  • CCT 2010
  • PhD 2011 (University of Birmingham)

Professor Thangaratinam works as the Professor of Maternal and Perinatal Health at Barts and the London School of Medicine

 

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PaediatricsGP & AestheticsPsychiatrist

Dr. Inyang Takon

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Paediatric Neurology Medico-Legal Reports

 

Dr Inyang E Takon, Consultant Paediatrician

MBBS, MPH, MSc (Lond), MRCPCH, FWACP FRCPCH

 

Dr Takon is a Consultant Pediatrician with Specialist interest in Neurology, Neurodisability and Paediatric Neuropsychiatric disorders. Dr Takon’s area of expertise includes assessing and managing children with Epilepsy, developmental delay, cerebral palsy, neuromuscular disorders and genetic disorders, ADHD, Autism, foetal alcohol syndrome and children with complications following maternal; substance abuse.

 

Dr Takon is also an experienced General Paediatrician and will see children with a wide range of General Paediatric Problems. Dr Takon has had extensive Specialist Paediatric Training in Paediatric Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Paediatrics in Tertiary Hospitals abroad and the United Kingdom.

 

Dr Takon consults privately in Hospitals in Hertfordshire and has produced medico-legal reports for courts relating to children with developmental, neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders. Dr Takon has also given evidence in court when required.

 

Medico-Legal Expertise:

  • Prepared expert reports for Family and Civil Proceedings under single or joint instructions from Solicitors.
  • Carried out assessments and provided expert reports on Personal injury cases involving children
  • Completed the modules on the Bond Solon/Cardiff University Expert Witness Course

Specialties:

  • Epilepsy
  • Tics
  • Post traumatic brain injury
  • Headaches
  • ADHD
  • Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Professional Qualifications:

  • MRCPCH - Member, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 2003
  • FRCPCH - Fellow, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 2005
  • FWACP - Fellow West African College of Physicians, 2001
  • MBBS 1988, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
  • MPH (Masters in Pubic Health) 1998, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria
  • Msc (Community Paediatrics) 1999, University College London

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Dr. Dawn Adams

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 Psychology / Paediatric Neuropsychology Medico-Legal Reports

 

Dr. Dawn Adams, Clinical PSychologist and Chartered Psychologist

BSc. (Hons), Ph.D, D.Clin.Psychol, Pg.Dip., AFBPsS., CPsychol., C.Sci

 

Dr Adams has 10 years experience of working with individuals with brain injuries and learning disabilities in both research and clinical settings. She specialises in working with children and adolescents both in expert witness and clinical settings. This provides her with a vast bank of experience in assessing a wide range of mental health problems using both objective psychometric tools and clinical interviews.

 

Dr Adams' additional qualifications and experience provide her with expertise in neuropsychological assessments of thinking and learning skills including IQ, memory, attention and executive function. Dr Adams undertakes both publicly and privately funded cases including personal injury assessments.

 

Dr Adams regularly takes instructions directly from solicitors and case management companies. She is trained and certified by Bond Solon and Cardiff University Law School in expert witness report and cross-examination training. Her performance has been examined and certified for both Civil and Criminal proceedings.

 

Areas of expertise include:

 

Civil cases:

  • Cognitive and neuropsychological functioning
  • Assessment of psychological impact of significant event, e.g. road traffic accident, physical change
  • Assessment of mental health difficulties including anxiety, PTSD, depression

Criminal:

  • Cognitive Functioning, IQ and capacity assessments
  • Identifying learning disabilities
  • Suggestibility & Compliance
  • Assessment of mental health difficulties
  • Assessing the extent to which cognitive difficulties impact on thinking, learning or behaviour

Academic Qualifications 

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatric Neuropsychology - UCL (2012)
  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology - Southampton University (2009)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Birmingham (2006)
  • BSc Psychology (2i) - University of Birmingham (2003)

Professional Qualifications & Memberships

  • Registered Clinical Psychologist, Health Professions Council
  • Associate Fellow, Chartered Psychologist and Chartered Scientist, British Psychological Society
  • Member of Association of Child Psychologists in Private Practice
  • Cardiff University Law School/Bond Solon Certified Expert Witness: Civil and Criminal Law
  • Registered Expert Witness with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

For a full CV and terms, please email:mls@smlegalservices.co.uk

 

 

Dr. David Eccleston

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Medico-Legal Cosmetic Injection & GP Reports

 

Dr. David Eccleston, GP & Aesthetic Physician

M.B., Ch.B.

  

Dr. Eccleston has been a Principal in General Practice for 23 years, and has been the Clinical Director of a cosmetic medical clinic and an experienced cosmetic physician for 17 years.

 

Dr. Eccleston's skills lie within all aspects of general medical practice, and he also has vast experience in cosmetic injectables such as Botox, Sculptra and hyaluronic acid ‘filler’ injections.

 

He has been involved in medico-legal work for over 15 years, preparing reports both for defence and prosecution, covering subjects from personal injury to medical negligence, and specialising in the aesthetic arena and GP Medical Negligence. Dr. Eccleston has been called as an expert witness to appear in Court on several occasions.

 

His interests include:

  • GP Medical Negligence
  • Cosmetic injectables
  • Facial fillers and other cosmetic injectables
  • IPL and laser treatment
  • RTA examinations

Qualifications:

  • M.B.
  • Ch.B
  • Member of British College of Aesthetic Medicine

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Consultant Psychiatrist

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 Medico-Legal Psychiatry Reports

 

Consultant Psychiatrist

MB, MRCPsych, MSc

 

Our expert has been a NHS General Adult Psychiatrist in Hackney since 2006 and works both in Community and Liaison Psychiatry.  He has a Masters in the Treatment of Addictive Behaviours from the Maudsley Hospital

 

This consultant has been working in Psychiatry for 19 years, and has experience in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of all types of mental illness in adults.

 

He has particular experience in treating patients with addictions, depression and anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, victims of child sexual abuse and parenting difficulties. Additionally, he has had formal training and experience in risk assessment and assessment of mental capacity.

 

Our consultant has completed Expert Witness Certificates in Civil, Criminal and Family Law, and has prepared a growing number of court reports as a consultant psychiatrist for civil, criminal and family proceedings, as well as in housing, asylum and occupational health proceedings.

 

Key skills:

  • Personality disorders
  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Affective Disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Addictions
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Adult ADHD

Reports on:

  • Personal Injury
  • Employment
  • Parenting assessments
  • Clinical negligence
  • Criminal
  • Immigration/Asylum

Qualifications

  • Civil, Criminal and Family Expert Witness Certificates Bond Solon/Cardiff University
  • Advanced Liaison Psychiatry - Manchester University
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Adult ADHD
  • MSC Addictions

 

For a CV, terms and availability please email mls@smlegalservices.co.uk

 

     

 

OrthopaedicSpeech & Language TherapyPhysiotherapy

Dr. Jwalant Mehta

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Medico-Legal Reports - Spine

 

Dr. Jwalant Mehta, Consultant Spine Surgeon

MBBS, MS(Orth), D(Orth), MS(Orth), MCh(Orth), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Tr & Orth)

 

Dr. Mehta is a Consultant Spine Surgeon based in Birmingham, but works with patients throughut the UK.

 

Dr. Mehta has been producing medico-legal reports since 2008 on all aspects of orthopaedics, musculo-skeletal trauma and spinal problems. Spinal problems include lumbar and cervical conditions and spinal deformities. He has worked for claimants, defendants and insurance companiesn and can take on work that requires a rapid turn-over.

 

CLINICAL (NHS & PRIVATE) PRACTICE:

  • Deformity corrections in paediatric, adolescent, adult and elderly populations.
  • Degenerative conditions of the cervical and the lumbar spine.
  • Sports injuries in professional and semi-professional football, cricket and rugby players. Spine Consultant with the Swans City FC.
  • Management of spinal trauma, spinal infections, spinal tumours.
  • Medico-legal report writing for injury claims.

 

MEDICO-LEGAL TRAINING:

  • Medical Law Course, Generic course for Specialist Registrar’s, Wales Deanery
  • Medical report writing course, London, May 2010: Writing quality medico-legal reports, Duties of the expert, Questionaing techniques, Court room skills, Giving evidence

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1989 MBBS (Bombay University)
  • 1992 MS Orth (Bombay University)
  • 1992 D Orth (Bombay University)
  • UK 1998 MCh Orth (University of Liverpool )
  • 2001 FRCS (Tr & Orth )
  • 2002 FRCS (Royal College of Surgeons of England)

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Mr. Harish Kurup

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Mr Harish Kurup- Consultant Orthopaedic Suregon

 

Mr Harish Kurup is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in Trauma and Orthopaedics. Mr Kurup has experience in both paediatric and adult orthopaedic cases.

 

Mr Kurup has provided reliable and high quality medico-legal report in timely fashion since 2011, with special understanding in the recent changes in the expert’s duties and roles. Reports consider all relevant facts, thoroughly explaining any complex medical terms and include a concise opinion and prognosis.

 

His interests include;

  • Foot and ankle Surgery
  • Paediatric Orthopaedics
  • Sport-related injuries
  • Arthroscopic Surgery of Knee & ankle
  • Hip, Knee & ankle Replacement
  • Trauma surgery including polytrauma

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Mr. Matthew Lawrence

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Medico-Legal Speech & Language Therapy / Reports

 

Matthew Lawrence, Speech & Language Therapist

 

Matthew has over 5 years post qualified experience of working with adults and children with a variety of speech and language needs.

 

He also spent 3 years at University College London's Department of Neuroscience, working as a research assistant investigating the neural basis of language after stroke and brain tumour trauma. Matthew has been published as a co-contributor in several international journals.

 

Specialities:

• children and adults who have experienced TBI, stroke or head injury

 

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Suzanne Oxley

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Medico-Legal Physiotherapy Reports and Rehabilitation

 

Physiotherapist - Hand, Upper Limb & Peripheral Nerve Injury

BSc (hons), MLACP, BAHT

 

Specialising for the last ten years Suzanne is a senior physiotherapist and has vast expertise in hand and upper limb injury and reconstructive surgery.

 

Suzanne has a particular interest in peripheral nerve injury, including traumatic brachial plexus injury and paediatric erbs palsy, and works alongside leading surgeons in this field at Leeds General Infirmary.

 

Suzanne is a member of the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) and the Medico- Legal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists ( MLACP ). She has undertaken specific training in Quantum report witting and in causation / liability reports.

 

Areas of expertise:

  • Orthopaedic upper limb injury
  • Tendon injury (wrist and hand)
  • Congenital hand deformity
  • Upper limb reconstructive surgery (flaps, grafts and muscle / tendon transfer)
  • Hand / digit amputation and replant
  • Chronic regional pain syndrome CRPS
  • Erbs palsy
  • Brachial plexus injury

 Current UK professional registrations:

  • MLACP Medico-Legal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
  • HPC Physiotherapist Health Professions Council (PH58515)
  • CSP Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • IAIM International Association of Infant Massage
  • BAHT British Association of Hand Therapists

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For full terms and conditions please email mls@smlegalservices.co.uk

 

Specialising for the last ten years Suzanne is a senior physiotherapist and has vast expertise in hand and upper limb injury and reconstructive surgery.

She has a particular interest in peripheral nerve injury, including traumatic brachial plexus injury and paediatric erbs palsy, and works alongside leading surgeons in this field at Leeds General Infirmary.

Suzanne is a member of the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) and the Medico- Legal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists ( MLACP ). She has undertaken specific training in Quantum report witting and in causation / liability reports.

Areas of expertise;-

Orthopaedic upper limb injury

Tendon injury (wrist and hand)

Congenital hand deformity.

Upper limb reconstructive surgery (flaps, grafts and muscle / tendon transfer)

Hand / digit amputation and replant.

Chronic regional pain syndrome  CRPS

Erbs palsy

Brachial plexus injury.

Paul Dillon

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Medico-Legal Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Service

 

Paul Dillon - Physiotherapist (Musculoskeletal Conditions)

BSc (Hons)

 

Having qualified in 2012, Paul has since gained extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of acute & chronic musculoskeletal conditions as well as seeing over 70 medico-legal patients per week during this time.

 

Paul has also established his own private Physiotherapy practice specialising in the management of acute & chronic musculoskeletal injuries. In addition to this Paul has worked in sport in the fields of professional rugby and Gaelic football and has developed his own independent injury screening program which is used by a number of teams in these areas.

 

Specialities:

  • Accidental/Sports Injury Management
  • Back pain and post spinal surgery
  • Whiplash assessment and treatment
  • Post stroke and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation

Memberships & Qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • HPC - PH99720
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

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For full terms and conditions, please email mls@smlegalservices.co.uk

 

 

 

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