Find the right expert for your needs

If you need a specialist, independent mental health expert, no other organisation can provide the quality and range of experts that St Andrew’s can. One call can provide you with the right mental health expert for your medico-legal needs.

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We work with over 40 practicing mental health professionals who can provide a comprehensive, independent mental health review, or medico-legal report for any form of legal proceeding. Our nationwide service supports both prosecution and defence.

Our experts, many of whom are recognised leaders in their field, care for individuals with some of the most challenging mental health illnesses in the UK, often with an offending background and complex needs. We help to guarantee that the reports you commission will be from the right clinician, first time, saving you valuable time and money.

Who we support:

• solicitors 
• the crown prosecution service 
• police forces 
• courts 
• coroners 
• lawyers 
• magistrates 
• general practitioners 
• Other healthcare providers

 

Experts in mental health

We are proud of our experts working as part of our medico-legal service and the reputations they have built up over many years. Many of our dedicated Psychiatrists and Psychologists are qualified in mental health law and have completed Bond Solon Expert Witness certificates. With experience in providing expert opinion, delivering independent reviews and producing medico-legal reports, our team are specialists in their field.

Our experts cover a broad range of specialisms, particularly across the following:

Proceedings we cover

• criminal justice
• civil law
• fitness to plead
• capacity issues
• personal injury
• independent mental health review tribunals
• parole board applications
• child care
• family proceedings

  • men’s mental health
  • women’s mental health
  • child and adolescent mental health
  • learning disability
  • autistic spectrum disorder
  • personality disorder
  • neuropsychiatry – including brain injury, Huntington’s disease and dementia

Recognised experts: As leaders in their mental health fields, many of our experts have contributed to high profile research publications.

Quality assured: Our peer review system ensures that our medico-legal reports are regularly assessed by other experts to guarantee excellence, results and client satisfaction. All of our Psychiatrists are approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007), as having special experience in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. Our Psychologists are all registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). 

Cost effective: Our prices are in-line with Legal Aid Authority (LAA) guidelines. 

Dr  Pete McAllister

Dr Pete McAllister

  • Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist
  • MBBS, BSc, MSc, MBA, Dual CCST, FRCPsych
  • Dr McAllister has over 20 years’ experience of assessments within UK Armed Forces.
  • He specialises in PTSD, substance misuse and serious adjustment order.
  • Pete provides expert opinion to courts in civil and military cases.
Dr  Piyal Sen

Dr Piyal Sen

  • Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist
  • MBBS, DPM, FRCPsych, Dip.Forensic Psych, PGCAP
  • Dr Sen specialises in the treatment of personality disorder.
  • He ran a medium secure unit specialising in treatment for sex offenders.
  • Dr Sen was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2008.
Dr Paul Wallang

Dr Paul Wallang

  • Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist
  • B.Sc MB.ChB MRCPsych
  • Specialism: women with neuro-developmental disability and offending histories.
  • He regularly supports court cases with expert opinion.
Dr Alexandra Getz

Dr Alexandra Getz

  • Consultant Psychiatrist
  • MBBCh, MRCPsych, PGDip psychodynamic psychoanalysis, DBT therapist
  • Dr Getz specialises in women’s and men's mental health and personality disorders and the impact of trauma on mental state.
  • Expertise: unstable personality disorder, schizophrenia, learning disability, Asperger's, eating disorders.
Dr Ashimesh Roychowdhury

Dr Ashimesh Roychowdhury

  • Consultant General Adult and Forensic Psychiatrist
  • MBChB, MRCPsych, MDCH, DipFMH
  • Dr Roychowdhury has extensive experience in preparing civil reports related to past trauma.
  • He reports on fitness to plead, ‘dangerousness’ in both criminal and civil courts.
Dr Jane Radley

Dr Jane Radley

  • Consultant Psychiatrist
  • MBChB, MRCPsych
  • Dr Radley specialises in autism and learning disabilities.
  • Dr Radley regularly supports abuse cases or where there are questions about capacity.
Dr Boris Iankov

Dr Boris Iankov

  • Consultant Psychiatrist
  • MBBS, MRCPsych, MSc
  • Dr Iankov specialises in schizophrenia, affective disorders, personality disorder and ADHD.
  • He has given evidence in Crown Court, High Court and Court of Protection.
Dr Carlo Thomas

Dr Carlo Thomas

  • Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist
  • MBBS, MRCPsych, MSc (Cognitive Studies), PGCert (Autism), Associate Fellow (HEA)
  • Specialist areas: Forensic Psychiatry, Autism Spectrum Disorder, intellectual disabilities and offending, risk assessments in Autism Spectrum Disorder, older offenders, sex offenders, young offenders, stalking, spousal violence, personality disorder, abs
  • Registrations: Royal College of Psychiatrists, National Autistic Society, University of Dundee, Sheffield Hallam University, Cambridge University, Higher Education Academy
  • Dr Thomas has over 170 cases of experience, including murder and serious assault cases.
Dr Louise Maxwell

Dr Louise Maxwell

  • Chartered and Registered Forensic Psychologist
  • BSc (hons), MSc, CPsychol, PG CAP, DPsych
  • Specialist subjects: Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disability, ADHD, Psychopathy and Personality Disorders.
  • Trained in CBT, PBS, Schema Therapy and DBT, Dr Maxwell is also experienced in the assessment and treatment of sex offenders, violent offenders and individuals with fire starting behaviours.
  • Dr Maxwell is programme director for an MSc Forensic Psychology at University of Bedfordshire.
Dr Geraldine D’Souza

Dr Geraldine D’Souza

  • Consultant Psychiatrist
  • MBBS, MRCPsych, PGDipCBT
  • Specialist subjects: Older Adults, neuropsychiatry, cognitive impairment and Dementia
  • Dr D/Souza is experienced in conducting assessments and producing reports for personal injury, capacity for wills and probates and fitness to plead cases.
Dr Sally Foster

Dr Sally Foster

  • Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist
  • MB ChB MRCPsych Dip Mental Health Law Dip Clinical Psychiatry
  • Specialist subjects: Men's Mental illness (psychosis, affective disorders), personality disorder
  • Dr Foster is an experienced Forensic Psychiatrist with over 15 years’ experience of undertaking medico legal assessments, appearing in court over 50 times.
Dr Keith G Jenkins

Dr Keith G Jenkins

  • Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist & Lead Psychologist Neuropsychiatry
  • BSc(Hons), Dip Clin Psychol, Pg Dip (Neuropsychology), Pg Cert (MH Law), PhD, CSci, CPsychol, AFBPsS
  • Specialist subjects: Neuropsychology, especially acquired brain injury in adults that gives rise to changes such as cognitive, emotional and behavioural.
  • Dr Jenkins has specialised for over 25 years in the rehabilitation of individuals that have suffered an acquired brain injury.
  • He has carried out neuropsychological assessments for the Court in connection with civil litigation and provided expert opinion on injury, liability and mental capacity.
  • Dr Jenkins is the Chairman of Headway East Northants and of the Northamptonshire Acquired Brain Injury Forum.
Dr Emma Marks

Dr Emma Marks

  • Forensic Psychologist
  • ForenPsyD, BSc (Hons), Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate
  • Specialist subjects: Adolescent and Males Learning Disability, Autism, Sex Offending, Arson, Mood disorders
  • Dr Marks has 7 years’ experience of delivering psychological assessments, risk assessments and interventions, specialising in assessments to identify learning disabilities, autism and psychological vulnerabilities.
  • She is a member of research groups (including y-SOTSEC-ID) developing assessments and interventions for young people with learning disabilities with a history of sexually harmful behaviour.
Dr Elizabeth Beber

Dr Elizabeth Beber

  • Consultant Psychiatrist
  • MBBS, FRCPsych, PGDip (Forensic Mental health), PGDip (Epilepsy)
  • Specialist subjects: Intellectual Disability, ASD, Women.
  • Dr Beber is experienced in assessing and managing people with a range of presentations including those with personality disorder, autism, ADHD and mental illness.

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