Bond Solon Annual Expert Witness Conference 2017

Now in its 23rd year, the Annual Bond Solon Expert Witness Conference is the largest annual gathering of expert witnesses in the UK. This year’s keynote address will be delivered by The Right Honourable Lady Justice Rafferty, Lord Justice of Appeal and chairman of the Judicial College. Why should you attend the Expert Witness Conference?…

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Prisoners with serious mental health problems face urgent treatment delays

Almost three-quarters of prisoners in England faced delays being transferred to a mental health unit, according to official Department of Health figures Prisoners in England who need to spend time as an inpatient in a mental health unit are meant to be taken there within 14 days of doctors admitting them. But new official figures…

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Our new offices in Epsom, Surrey

As a result of our continued growth, we are pleased to announce that we have moved to new offices. The move is effective from Monday 25th January 2016. Our new address is:   Psychology Direct, 2.2(a) 40 East Street, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 1BH   NB – Our telephone and fax numbers remain the same.

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Closing your eyes can boost memory recall, study finds

A research team of psychologists at The University of Surrey have published results of a study into memory recall which provides new evidence to suggest that closing the eyes can assist a person to remember details of a crime more accurately. The study, published in the Legal and Criminological Psychology journal, involved 178 people across two studies. The first experiment…

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Psychologists as Expert Witnesses in the Family Courts in England and Wales: Standards, Competencies and Expectations

Following the introduction of agreed minimum standards for experts reporting in Children’s proceedings in the Family Court, the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Family Justice Council (FJC) last month issued a proposal for standards specifically focused on Psychologists. The guidance is designed to provide discipline specific information in relation to regulation, codes of conduct,…

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Standards for Expert Witnesses in Children’s Proceedings in the family court

On October 1st 2014, following a consultation period between 16 May to 18 July 2013, new standards for experts working in family proceedings relating to children became law. These changes are part of a larger undertaking to reduce extensive delays in family proceedings and follow the new laws implemented in April 2014 which mean a…

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Lord Faulks and the ‘fundamental dishonesty’ clause

Back in July of this year, Clause 45 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill was moved into The House of Lords despite strong opposition from the Labour party.  The clause essentially allows a court to strike out a claim if it is considered that the claimant has been found to be ‘fundamentally dishonest’ in…

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APIL annual conference 1 & 2 May 2014

As a leading provider of Expert Witness and Rehabilitation services to the Personal Injury sector, we are pleased to confirm that we will be exhibiting at the annual conference of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) on 1 & 2 May at the The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, South Wales. Following 12 months of reforms…

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MoJ confirms 20% cut to Expert Witness fees

After a “consultation period” lasting several months, that sparked protests by interested parties from across the legal profession, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) finally confirmed last week that they will be going ahead with the 20% reduction of fees for Expert Witnesses for civil, family & criminal proceedings. The austerity measures being implemented by the…

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Bond Solon Annual Expert Witness Conference 2013

Friday 8 November 2013, Westminster   Meet our team We are pleased to confirm that we will be attending the conference and will also have a small stand.  It would be great to have the opportunity to meet you there! The conference There is considerable change occurring across the Ministry of Justice which is having…

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