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This was funded by the Barrow Cadbury Trust and The Pilgrim Trust.

The Disabilities Trust, in collaboration with Royal Halloway, University of London, recently announced the results of the first study of its kind into brain injury in female offenders and how a support pathway can be put in place to manage the health, cognitive and behavioural issues which may impact on likelihood of reoffending.

by Alec Samuels

One might have thought that with the Rules, the Practice Direction and the Guidance, the professional institutes and the literature, that the path of the expert  called upon to prepare a report and to give evidence in court would be smooth. Unfortunately the problems and the challenges continue. The ethical and professional standards remain very high, to the credit of the experts generally. What then must the expert watch out for?

by Dr Kathryn Newns, Clinical Psychologist, Applied Psychology Solutions

The DSM 5 or ICD10 (or 11) are frequently used to establish whether the difficulties described by aclaimant meet the full criteria for a psychological disorder in a psychological assessment for civil litigation purposes.

by Professor Hugh Koch, Clinical Psychologist and Visiting Professor to BirminghamCity University

Dr David Mushati and Dr Ken McFadyen, Clinical Psychologists and Associates ofHK Associates. For Expert Witness Journal September 2019 Edition

The aim of this paper is to understand and learn from the cases reported in BAILII or West Law and associated sources how psychological thinking is relevant to the understanding and practice of law. It summarises the main points that have been addressed in “LegalMind Case and Commentary” a new publication published this autumn (Koch, 2019 (a)).

The rate of unfilled NHS consultant psychiatrist posts in England has doubled in the last six years, a survey by the Royal College of Psychiatrists shows.

Wearable devices offer exciting opportunities to longitudinally detect and track multi-modal stress and symptoms of disease in an objective and unobtrusive way