Medico-legal. The Number 1 Medico-Legal Agency Providing Medico-legal Reports In The UK - Advanced Assessments Ltd
Medicolegal psychological reports are produced by our Medicolegal Psychologist following the psychological assessment; the medico-legal psychiatric report will document the evidence that will be presented to court, tribunal or insurer on matters such as traumatic injuries, road traffic accidents or compensation for work-related stress injury.
The terms psychiatric and psychological assessment are used interchangeably to describe the process used to document the link between the traumatic event and the person who is assessed psychological condition. The psychological medico-legal assessment can also be used to advise the Court on the severity of the psychological harm and the level of compensation that should be paid for those injuries.
Social workers and family lawyers use our medico-legal psychiatric assessments in child protection proceedings and other family and child safety matters. The child psychologist’s assessment is vital and is used to assess issues such as parenting capacity and whether psychological harm has been suffered as a result of abuse or neglect. The child psychologist assessment is essential in helping the court to understand the psychological state of the children and parents. These assessments may then be used as evidence by the child protective services and child safety services to determine if the child should be taken into the care of the local authority.
Similarly, in criminal proceedings, a medico-legal psychological assessment can be used to help show if a defendant had the necessary capacity to commit a particular offence. Alternatively, the medico-legal report can be used to decide whether the defendant or complainant needs special measures at court. A Medico-Legal Report also helps the prosecution determine what charges should be made for crimes committed against an individual with a particular psychiatric or psychological condition and whether they have the capacity to give evidence at court.
What Does Medico-Legal Mean?
“Medicolegal is something that involves both medical and legal aspects, mainly:
medical jurisprudence, a branch of medicine
medical law, a branch of law.”
Definition of medicolegal
“Of or relating to both medicine and law.”
Medical Dictionary – Medico Legal
“Medicolegal: pertaining to medicine and law, or to forensic medicine. Medicolegal relating to both medicine and law. Pertaining to medical jurisprudence.
Of, relating to, or concerned with both medicine and law, as when medical testing or examination is undertaken for illegal purpose.
pertaining to both medicine and law.
Medicolegal considerations are a significant part of the process of making many patient care decisions and determining definitions and policies for the treatment of mentally incompetent people and miners, the performance of sterilisation or therapeutic abortion, and the care of terminally ill patients. Medicolegal considerations, decisions, definitions, and policies provide the framework informed consent, professional liability, and many other aspects of current practice in the healthcare field.”
Dictionary.com - Definition of Medicolegal
Adjective: “Pertaining to medicine and law or to forensic medicine.”
Colins English Dictionary - Medicolegal
Adjective: “Involving, or relating to, both medicine and law.”
What is Medico-legal? Definition
“Pertaining to medical jurisprudence, or to law is affected by medical facts.”
Adjective: “of or pertaining to law as affected by medical facts.
Adjective “Pertaining to legal aspects of the practice of medicine (as malpractice or patient consent operations or patient information.”
“of or relating to both medicine and law.”
How Can Our Medico-Legal Agency Help You?
Our Medico-Legal team is made up of consultant neuropsychologists, occupational psychologists, child psychologists, educational psychologists, clinical psychologists, counselling psychologists, registered psychologists, psychiatrists, general medical practitioners and legal professionals. All medico-legal professionals are carefully vetted and are registered with their appropriate professional organisations. As a client-focused medico-legal company, we ensure our experts are registered with the relevant expert witness bodies and have undertaken training in courtroom skills. Some of our experts hold dual qualifications in law and psychology or psychiatry. All medico-legal experts in our medico-legal firm have CRB checks and professional indemnity insurance. Our medico-legal experts have undertaken on-going professional development and are subject to professional supervision and peer review of their work as part of our quality assurance process.
As a UK medico-legal agency, we work with claimants, prosecutors, defendants, respondents, insurance companies and also undertake direct instructions from Courts and Tribunals. Advanced Assessments is a national expert witness agency. All experts have experience in delivering medico-legal assessments for legal professionals. They are registered as expert witnesses and are registered with their respective professional bodies.
Our UK medico-legal team works with the County Court, Crown Court, High Court, Employment Tribunals, Special Educational Needs Tribunals and Social Security Tribunals.
Unlike many of the other medico-legal reporting companies in the UK, our medico-legal experts are available for consultation and conferences with instructing solicitors and barristers.
WHO Guidelines for Medico-Legal Care for Victims of Sexual Violence
The World Health Organisation (WHO) have produced a set of guidelines for medico-legal care for victims of sexual violence. The guidelines serve as a useful reference point for medico-legal professionals. In addition to detailed best practice guides and examples on medico-legal care and reports the guidelines provide excellent training materials on medico-legal care.
We provide medico-legal reports (MLR) for victims of sexual violence and torture. These medic-legal reports can be used to support applications for immigration and political asylum.
- ABE Interviews – quality, reliability, integrity
- Ability to protect
- ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
- Adult mental health
- Anger management
- Anti-social behaviour
- Assessment of capacity
- Assessment of educational needs
- Assessment of memory
- Attachment assessments
- Attachment including inter-sibling attachment
- Behavioural difficulties
- Clinical negligence
- Culturally sensitive assessments
- Denial of offending
- Domestic violence
- Eating Disorders (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder)
- False confessions
- Family assessments
- Fitness to plead/stand trial
- Impact of abuse and neglect
- Learning disabilities
- Medical negligence reports
- Motivation to change
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Parenting assessments
- Parential alienation
- Personal injury reports
- Personality assessments
- Placement options
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Re-sentencing reports
- Risk assessments
- Violence risk assessments
- Sexual offending
- Somatic problems
- Substance misuse
- Trauma, abuse and neglect issues
- Vulnerable witnesses/defendants
- Young offenders
Our experience of producing medico-legal reports is extensive. We have an team of the best experts who work throughout the UK in most types of cases including:
- Criminal cases
- Employment cases
- Disability Discrimination cases
- Income Protection Policies
- Fasttrack RTA’s
- Multitrack RTA’s
- Accidents at Work
- Clinical Negligence
Our medico-legal reports are designed to document the extent of psychological injury or torture in a way that is objective and robust. Our medico-legal reports are only produced by highly qualified medical-legal experts. We offer a nationwide service and are medical experts will be able to provide diagnostics and treatment.
The medico-legal training will provide course participants with the skills and strategies required to instruct an expert and critically analyse expert witness reports. The training programme will help participants develop the skills to ask the appropriate questions of psychologist experts to assist their cases. This will include examples from a wide variety of jurisdictions including criminal law cases, personal injury cases, family cases, immigration cases, education cases and employment law cases. It is essential that clients can assess the most appropriate questions to ensure that they receive the best answers to their questions and build robust cases.
Our customised medico-legal training programmes provide participants with a clear understanding of the psychologist expert witness and the evidence that they can bring in family emotional abuse cases. The medico-legal training programmes will help the instructing parties gain focused assistance from medico-legal psychologists.
The medico-legal training programme also provides training on mental capacity and capacity to litigate.
We have customised medico-legal training programs on parental capacity in family cases. There are also customised medico-legal training programmes in other areas of law such as instructing expert witness psychologists in employment law cases.
Examples of other medico-legal training programmes available include:
- How to write a medico-legal report
- Independent medico-legal reports
- Psychologists legal reports
- Writing medico-legal reports
- Medicolegal assessments
- Managing Medico-legal problems
- Developing Medico-legal guidelines
- Identifying the Medico legal importance of evidence available in the case
- Medico-legal report format
- Handling Medico-legal report fees
- Selecting the best medico-legal experts in the UK
- Working with Medico-legal companies in the UK
Appointments can be offered at our assessment centres. In some cases, medico-legal appointments can be completed at instructing solicitor’s offices or even the client’s home.
Our case management and project management systems provide you with the necessary infrastructure to be confident that your case will be managed quickly and effectively. You will be kept up-to-date with key developments at every stage of the case. Our quality assurance systems ensure that the medicolegal report produced is quality checked for robustness, accuracy and legal relevance.
For clinical negligence claims and personal injury claims, Advanced Assessments can advise on issues such as the cause of the psychological injury and whether the mental trauma was a foreseeable consequence of the negligence and finally whether the treating professional’s work fell below the required professional standards. Our medicolegal experts will also produce advice on the likely amounts which your client will recover for the injury.
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