Providing solicitors and coroners with professional psychiatric reports on alleged clinical negligence.

Dr Lester Sireling

This website is intended to assist solicitors and coroners, as my practice is now exclusively medicolegal.

I am a Consultant Psychiatrist with several decades of experience in the NHS and the private sector.  I have had consultant responsibility for inpatients and outpatients as well as for multidisciplinary teams in a variety of settings. Consequently I am able to provide psychiatric reports about adults regarding alleged clinical negligence in most mental health settings.

Please note: So that I can solely focus on alleged clinical negligence, I no longer provide reports on other areas of mental health. I do not provide forensic (criminal) reports as I do not regard these as being within my area of expertise. My reports deal exclusively with alleged clinical negligence following a suicide or attempted suicide. Some common scenarios are listed below.

Typical mental health settings for which I prepare reports:

  • suicide in hospital
  • attempted suicide in hospital
  • suicide in the community
  • attempted suicide in the community

Recent feedback

“Thanks Dr Sireling,

This is extremely helpful. Thanks for your continued assistance in this case.”

(Solicitor, 2020)

 I am delighted to advise that this case settled at a mediation yesterday…I wanted to thank you for your extremely helpful assistance with this case. Your strong and clear evidence was certainly a big factor in us being able to achieve a good outcome yesterday. I do hope that we will get to work together again in the future as it was an absolute pleasure.”

(Solicitor, 2019)

Thank you very much indeed for this – what looks at first glance to be an extremely impressive (and helpful) report!” 

(Barrister, 2019)

“You have been highly recommended to me via my colleague AA as the best expert to approach for this case.”

(Solicitor, 2019)

“Thank you for your thorough analysis of the Defence and detailed comments. … I have lined up an expert in psychiatric nursing to assist as you suggest. … thank you again for your kind and continued assistance.”

(Lawyer, 2018)

“Thank you for your comprehensive report”

(Coroner, 2016)

“I am very grateful that you were able to provide such a timely and considered opinion”

(Coroner, 2016)

To discuss potential cases, to give instructions or for any queries please contact me. I try to respond within two working days.