Psychology Expert Witnesses
MEWA’s Psychology Expert Witness Service provides high quality, experienced psychology experts throughout the UK & Ireland at an affordable cost to defence and prosecution solicitors, for all types of criminal and civil cases.
MEWA’s Psychology Expert Witness Service is founded by highly experienced experts. For the legal profession, we provide a high quality, cost-effective nationwide psychology expert witness service. By choosing a MEWA psychologist expert witness you can rest assured that you’re working with a genuine expert in the specialism of psychology.
If you are looking for a psychology expert witness, MEWA is proud to deliver the highest standard of quality within the industry.
We have Educational Psychologists and Child Psychologists and can assess the impact of developmental difficulties such as Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (ADHD), dyslexia or dyspraxia can have on educational outcomes.
We routinely prepare reports for SEND tribunals
- Consider a child’s integration in school or any experiences of bullying.
- Make recommendations for the home-school-network liaison.
- Take an integrated and systemic approach to developmental difficulties.
- Assess a child’s mental health and developmental difficulties.
- Include looked after children and their experiences of separation and loss.
- Assess the child’s intellectual ability and describe any cognitive difficulties.
- Consider the child’s attachments and life events when considering their abilities.
- Look to empower parents and teachers in meeting a child’s educational needs.
can provide a comprehensive expert witness independent medical assessments for Employment Solicitors and Employers and Individuals nationwide on a joint instruction and single instruction. We work with employers with a comprehensive range of services to support employers and employees understand the difficulties that they face at work. Our experts can also provide evidence-based therapeutic interventions to address employment issues such as work stress, trauma after an accident at work.
- Assessment of any sexual, racial or religious discrimination
- Reports for employment tribunals
- Psychological therapy
- Contractual work to support your HR departments
- Work related stress and stress management
- Fitness to work and return to work plans
- Assessment of trauma and PTSD
Child and Family Psychologists
Our Child Psychology Experts are able to assist the court by providing expert witness reports on Parents and Children in Family Law proceedings.
We can provide assessments and expert reports in following cases:
- Parental Assessments – Risk Assessments
- Risk and ability to protect a child
- Substance abuse and Addictions: Drugs , Alcohol, Gambling etc
- Family Assessments / Dynamics
- Child Development Issues
- Child ADHD / Aspergers / Autism
- Care / Contact Proceedings
- Mental Capacity Assessment
- Domestic violence
- Emotional and Sexual abuse
- Personality Disorders
- Psychosomatic Disorders/ Munchausen & Munchausen by proxy
- Sexual offences
- Adult ADHD / Aspergers / Autism
- Parents and children of all ages
- Global family assessments
- Parent-child attachment or relationship problems
- Child mental health and developmental difficulties
- Specialist forensic risk including violence and sexual risk
- Non-accidental injury or ‘denied’ child maltreatment
- Complex family problems and systemic risk
- Adults with severe mental health or personality problems
- Risk of relapse of substance abuse
- Cognitive assessments of mental capacity
Our Forensic Psychology Experts are able to assist the court by providing an in-depth understanding of offending and criminality, risks of reoffending and the most effective interventions to reduce recidivism.
Our experts are able to offer rigorous, evidence-based assessments to give clear, independent and objective evidence to the Court or tribunal in timely manner.
- Psychological and Psychiatric Assessments of offenders.
- Assessment of criminal risk of reoffending
- Recommendations for intervention or treatment in the community
- Diagnostic assessment of severe mental health or personality disorder
- Sex offender risk assessments
- Assessments of fitness to plead and capacity to instruct
- Assessments of testimony including suggestibility, compliance and false confession
- Analysis of witness testimony, suggestibility or false confessions
- Cognitive assessment of mental capacity within the Mental Capacity Act
- Assessments for prison parole hearings
Immigration and Asylum Law
Our Clinical Psychology Experts are able to assist the court by providing expert witness reports on Immigration and Asylum cases often in 1-2 weeks.
- Psychological or Psychiatric Assessments
- Cognitive assessments of Mental Capacity
- Diagnosis of mental health conditions and personality
- Structured assessments of trauma and PTSD
- Assessment of sexual exploitation or assault
- Risk of domestic abuse or violence
- Understanding the psychological impact of deportation
- Victims of torture
- Clear treatment recommendations
Neuro-psychologists & Personal Injury
Our Clinical Psychologists and Neuro-psychologists are able to assist the court by providing psychological expert witness reports on assessments of personal injury. We have in-depth expertise in the field of trauma, PTSD and the impact that this can have on individual’s daily lives. We can provide a network of experts skilled in the treatment of trauma using evidence-based interventions including EMDR and CBT.
- Psychological assessment of trauma and post traumatic stress disorder
- Understanding the interplay between trauma and pre-existing mental health problems
- Assessment of the impact of work place accidents
- Assessments and psychological treatment in cases of medical negligence
- Complex neuropsychological assessments
- Mental Capacity Act assessments
- Robust care management plans and recommendations for intervention
- Evidence-based psychological interventions for trauma and PTSD
Parole Board and Complex Mental Health Review Tribunals
Our Forensic Psychologists can provide independent psychology reports for clients subject to parole board hearing and detention under the Mental Health Act. We address whether the criteria for detention are met, that guiding principles are being adhered to and that the least restrictive options have been given due consideration.
Our Psychology experts have in-depth experience of working in High, medium and low forensic services. Our expert can prepare report for parole board hearings for mentally disordered offenders and sex offenders detained under the Mental Health Act.
- Advise on the appropriateness of medical or psychological treatment
- Make recommendations as to the level of supervision either in secure or community settings
- Identify a client’s needs in the transition to community care
- Recommend community treatment and intervention
- Establish criteria of MHA & MCA has been met or not
- Psychological diagnoses and prognosis for change
- Undertake Forensic and sexual abuse risk assessments
- Treatment recommendations