Prison Law Expert Witness Psychiatrists


We provide comprehensive psychiatric assessments and Medico Legal reports prepared by Expert Witness Psychiatrists for a wide range of Prison Law matters across the UK.  Many of our Expert Psychiatrists have extensive experience of working with the prison & probation services and can visit your client in prison to undertake the assessment.

Professional advice & proactive case management

If you are unsure which type of mental health professional or report your client needs then our dedicated Client Manager can assist in determining what type of Expert Witness report is most appropriate and also whether you require an Expert Witness Psychiatrist or Psychologist.  We are able to provide both, in conjunction with our sister company Psychology Direct.  We will manage the case for you to ensure that the report is delivered within the agreed costs & timescales.

Highly experienced Experts providing high quality reports

All of our Expert Psychiatrists are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and are members of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych).  Our Expert Witness Psychiatrists have extensive experience in preparing medico-legal Psychiatric reports for the courts and communicate their findings in a manner that is clear and accessible to all parties.  All reports are of the highest standard and go through our rigorous quality control procedure.

Rapid response to enquiries & fast track reports

We aim to respond to all enquiries within 1 hour and confirm details of up to three suitable experts within 24 hoursReports are usually filed within 4-6 weeks from instruction, but we can provide a fast track service for cases where reports are required within a very short timescale.

Clients & costs

We receive instructions from a wide range of clients including the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), Police, Courts, Prisons, Solicitors and Barristers.  All work completed by Psychiatry Direct associates in Prison Law cases is carried out within the Legal Aid Authority codified rates.

Specialist language and cultural expertise

In addition to being able to provide Expert Witness Psychiatrists across the country, our network of over 1,500 Expert Witnesses means that we are also able to provide Expert Psychiatrists with specialist language and cultural expertise and knowledge.

Some examples of cases our Expert Witness Psychiatrists have recently been instructed in are as follows:

  • Risk assessments
  • Pre-sentencing reports
  • Recommendations for parole or probation
  • Appeals
  • IQ and mental capacity
  • Neuropsychiatric assessments

Our extensive network of Expert Psychiatrists and Psychologists means we can offer rapid access to a wide range of professionals, local to your clients.

Please Contact us for a detailed quotation, including a breakdown of costs, confirmed timescales and Expert Witness Psychiatris CV’s.