Expert Witness


We can make a world of difference to your case

Dedicated to providing high quality expert witnesses for Immigration and Asylum cases

For immigration and asylum lawyers, Psychologists qualified to act as expert witnesses can be invaluable, and yet hard to find. In this difficult and complex area of law, where clients may have experienced persecution, severe trauma and resulting psychological issues, assessment of psychological factors will be a key aspect of the case. This area of law touches children and families, with outcomes of cases having a major impact on lives.

Expert Psychologists must be able to make objective and non-judgemental observations to present in their reports, and occasionally orally, at a tribunal or in court. They must therefore have an excellent understanding of and experience in immigration, asylum, cultural factors and languages.

This is where at Psychology Direct we can make such a difference. The breadth of our network means we will be able to provide Psychologists with passion for, and experience in, immigration. We will also be able to meet very specific cultural or linguistic requirements, at short notice.

With asylum cases following a strict timetable, you’ll find our team of empathetic client managers indispensable as they stay on top of your case, ensuring reports are delivered on time and proof-read, as well as handling time-consuming administration.

Our Immigration and Asylum Law Expert Witness services include:
  • Impact of deportation or detention on the individual and/or their family members
  • Cognitive / IQ and Mental Capacity assessment
  • Trauma and PTSD assessments
  • Offender Risk assessment
  • Assessments of victims of torture
  • Attachment and parental assessment
  • Assessment of sexual exploitation or assault
  • Risk of domestic abuse or violence assessments

Psychology Direct – A dedicated, professional service

  • CVs of appropriately qualified Psychologists and quotations within 24 hours
  • Large register of Psychologists, including those with an interest and experience in immigration and asylum cases
  • Able to meet specific cultural, language or geographical requirements
  • All Psychologists work to Legal Aid rates
  • Standard reports supplied quickly – usually within 4-6 weeks
  • All reports quality-checked by our trained in-house team
  • Fast track service for urgent cases

Do you need an expert witness for your Immigration or Asylum case?

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  • Wide network of qualified Psychologists available with experience in all specialisms across Psychology and Educational Psychology
  • All Psychologists are HCPC registered, have the enhanced DBS certificate and are on the DBS update service
  • Competitive rates
  • High-quality reports and recommendations produced quickly
  • Further ongoing expert Psychological support available as required
  • Client team dedicated to an empathetic, friendly, efficient and professional service
  • All administration handled by us
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Did you know that we also offer Psychiatric services?

Our fully vetted Psychiatrists are qualified and Section 12 approved to provide detailed, medically-based analysis and assessment of a person’s state of mind or mental health.

How we can help you
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Contact us using form below, or call us on 01306 879 975 to find out how we can help.

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Your questions answered

Yes. We are fully aware and understanding of our clients’ budgets, so all our Psychologists work to Legal Aid rates.

We can also supply CVs and quotes for 3 Experts with the full breakdown of hours, as required by the Legal Aid Agency.

First of all, contact us! You can call us on 01306 879 975. You can request a call back. You can email us or use our contact form. Once we have your initial contact request, we’ll respond within an hour. One of our Client Managers will take a brief of your requirements, and get to work straight away, using their knowledge of our network of Psychologists and Psychiatrists to get you 3 CVs and quotes within 24 hours. Once an Expert Witness is instructed, bookings for assessments and all other administration required for the case will be managed by us and we will ensure that the report is delivered within your required timescales.

We vett all of our psychologists prior to registration and only accept applications from psychologists who are registered with the Health & Care Professions Council and/or the British Psychological Society. We also ask that they provide an anonymous copy of a previous report for us to check, before we give them their first instruction. In addition to this all reports are quality checked by our Client Management team prior to being released to you.

Finally, we constantly monitor the performance of our psychologists in terms of their ability to adhere to agreed fees & deadlines as we appreciate that these are also very important.

Our register of Psychologists contains professionals in a wide variety of specialist areas. Contact us for help with finding Expert Witnesses in Family Law, Criminal Law, PI/Civil Law, Immigration Law, Prison Law and Employment Law.

At Psychology Direct we have a reputation for being able to deliver against even the most demanding deadlines. We understand that sometimes legal professionals need rapid access to high quality Expert Witness reports.

We have an excellent track record in going the extra mile to produce reports within days or weeks when required and exceeding our clients’ expectations on speed and efficiency.

If you need urgent help, just give us a call and we will show you what we can do!