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Important change to Expert Witness’ Declaration in criminal cases

This week changes to the wording of the declaration in an expert’s report came into force. This change affects expert witnesses who act in criminal cases with immediate effect. The amendment is at Criminal Practice Direction Part V: Evidence 19B: Statements of Understanding and Declarations of Truth in Expert Reports. The previous version of paragraph 13...

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Addressing mental health issues among pilots

Hundreds of commercial airline pilots currently flying may be clinically depressed, a study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has found. The new findings, published a year and a half after the tragic Germanwings crash, signal the need to tackle stigma and better support pilots dealing with mental health issues. The study is the...

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Our new offices in Epsom, Surrey

As a result of our continued growth, we are pleased to announce that we have moved to new offices. The move is effective from Monday 25th January 2016. Our new address is: Psychiatry Direct, 2.2(a) 40 East Street, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 1BH   NB - Our telephone and fax numbers remain the same.

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The Law Commission - new unfitness to plead proposals

The Law Commission has today published proposals to update the current test of a defendant's fitness to plead, by broadening the range of tests that can be used and including opinion from Expert Psychologists.

The current test of Fitness to Plead assessment is generally conducted by Expert Witness Psychiatrists and includes elements...

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APIL annual conference 1 & 2 May 2014

association-of-personal-injury-lawyers-logo As a leading provider of Expert Witness and Rehabilitation services to the Personal Injury sector, we are pleased to confirm that we will be exhibiting at the annual conference of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) on 1 & 2 May at the The Celtic...

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MoJ confirms 20% cut to Expert Witness fees

After a "consultation period" lasting several months, that sparked protests by interested parties from across the legal profession, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) finally confirmed last week that they will be going ahead with the 20% reduction of fees for Expert Witnesses for civil, family & criminal proceedings. The austerity measures being implemented by the Ministry...

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