Yes a large majority of them do and subject to the size of the case will work within the LAA guideline hours. You would be notified upon receipt of instruction if the guideline hours will be exceeded.
Yes a large majority of them travel throughout the UK. If you are interested in a particular Expert, check our Expert page on this site, or contact us.
Yes they do across a variety of securely encrypted systems.
No. We manage the case loads of our Experts as individuals. They are each assigned their own case manager who knows the ins and outs of all of that Expert’s cases. We offer a personal service and our team have specialised knowledge which sets us apart.
Yes our Experts cover multiple languages such as Bengali, French, Urdu. You can see the search facility on our Expert page, or contact us for more information.
No. All instructions for our Experts need to be via a legal representative.
Contact us and we will arrange a discussion with your supervision panel member of choice. You can then arrange your sessions directly with them and payment terms.
A Psychiatrist is a medically trained doctor who has specialised and qualified in psychiatry. Psychiatrists are able to prescribe medication and can assess both the mental and physical effects of a disorder.
Psychiatry itself is the study of mental health problems and their diagnosis, management and prevention.
A psychologist specialises in the study of behaviours and mental processes. This includes emotional and cognitive processes, how people interact with their environments, and how they interact with other people.
A psychologist diagnoses and treats mental disorders, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems. They may provide treatment for chronic problems or acute problems, and they can do so in an individual, family, or group setting. The most common type of treatment used by psychologists is psychotherapy, or talk therapy.
Psychologists hold a doctoral degree in clinical psychology or another specialty such as counselling or education. They are trained to evaluate a person’s mental health using clinical interviews, psychological evaluations and testing. They can make diagnoses and provide individual and group therapy
Our Experts are happy to work with an interpreter, although we do require the interpreter to be arranged by the legal representative of the client.
The link is usually sent just before the time of the appointment on the day of the assessment. This helps to ensure the links don’t get lost and are to hand when needed.
A Cognitive assessment (also known as intelligence testing) is used to determine an individual’s general thinking and reasoning abilities/intellectual functioning or IQ. This includes:
1. Verbal comprehension: understanding verbal information, thinking in words and expressing thoughts in words
2. Perceptual reasoning: ability to organise and reason with visual information, and to solve visual problems
3. Working memory: ability to retain and manipulate verbal information
4. Processing speed: ability to scan, process and identify information accurately.
The assessment involves a series of questions and simple tasks
It can be used if an individual is presenting as having difficulties with any of the following:
language, reading, writing, memory, processing information, concentration.
A standard appointment with a psychiatrist will be between 1 and 2 hours
A standard appointment with a psychologist will be between 3 and 5 hours
A break can be given and will be given if the Expert feels an individual is struggling. Psychology appointments often involve multiple breaks due to the length of the appointment.
No unfortunately we specialise in psychiatry and psychology.
Our team has the knowledge to assist you with making this decision if the court has not ordered instruction of a particular Expert. We are also able to suggest the most appropriate psychologists or psychiatrists based on the details of the case and the particular expertise required.
No it does not.