With these extremely difficult, unprecedented times which are set to be with us for some time, we at Psychology Direct have ways to use safe and secure platforms to enable assessments of all types to take place remotely. If you would like to talk to any of our team about how we can support, please call us on 01306 879975. From all at Psychology Direct please stay safe and well.

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Expert WitnessImmigration

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

We can make a world of difference to your case.

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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Contact us using one of the tabs on the form below, or call us on 01306 879 975 to find out how we can help. Alternatively, click here to request a call back.

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Unfortunately not, we only work business to business, through solicitors, local authorities, CPS, case management companies and schools. If you are a private individual looking for a psychologist please speak with your solicitor, school, GP or insurer.

If you wish to locate a Psychologist yourself then visit the British Psychological Society’s website at https://www.bps.org.uk/

Absolutely not! Our service is based on providing excellent value – and added value.

Not only will we secure you an appropriately qualified and experienced Psychologist for your case without all the time and hassle of searching for one yourself, but we’ll handle all administration, bookings and ensure you get the report on time plus you’ll have a dedicated client manager at your beck and call too.

So you get competitive prices and all our extra support at no extra cost, meaning you save yourself time and money.

This is often an area of confusion. Understanding the difference between a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist can be crucial to securing the right professional for your case.

Psychologists are trained in human and emotional development. They use their extensive knowledge of human emotions, behaviour and mental health to assess the problems being experienced by their clients. Based on their expert assessment; conclusions, recommendations and treatment plans will be presented in a report as required. Psychologists use a range of assessment techniques including psychometric testing as well as varied therapeutic models in order to understand and improve the mental health and psychological well-being of clients.

Psychiatrists are medical doctors and as such are qualified to prescribe medication (such as anti-depressants) or in more extreme cases recommend hospitalisation, to help assess and manage the symptoms being experienced by the person concerned.

In some cases, it may not be immediately clear whether a Psychologist or a Psychiatrist is required. A complex case may even require both. Our extensive register of professionals includes both Psychologists and Psychiatrists, and our knowledgeable client team are on hand to give you the advice you need and supply the right type of professional. If you have any questions at all, just give us a call.

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.