Experience in Reports:
I have been instructed by prosecution and defence, and have acted for claimants, for defendants and as single joint expert. I have kept up with training in this area, including formal training on report writing and presenting in court.
I have researched, lectured and published widely in my areas of special interest which include suicide prevention, mood disorders and bereavement. Until leaving clinical practice in 2015 to focus on medicolegal work I held the posts of GMC-appointed medical examiner, and College Assessor for Advisory Appointments Committees.
After receiving the bundle of documents either in hardcopy or electronically, and if necessary meeting with the client, I would normally expect to have completed my report within 3 to 6 months. Please advise if an earlier turnaround is required, as this can sometimes be accomodated. I usually respond to telephone calls or emails from solicitors within two working days, and am experienced with the technology required for video (or telephone) conferencing.
To provide a comprehensive report I would require sight of handwritten and electronic primary care records and psychiatric records including correspondence, together with any available reports from other experts, and witness statements.