Expert Witness


Working in complex cases with sensitivity

Dedicated to providing high quality expert witnesses for Public & Private Family Law cases

Both Public and Private Family Law cases are challenging for all involved. With children at the heart of the case, for the families and the professionals involved in the proceedings it can be intense, emotional and incredibly difficult.

At Psychology Direct we aim to ease the pressure a little. We offer direct access to the expert witness you need for your case quickly, at Legal Aid rates, and backed up with invaluable support and proactive advice from our dedicated, empathetic, professional team. We’re accustomed and adept at handling cases with multiple solicitors and parties.

If you’re looking for an expert witness in child or family law, a psychologist with the right experience, skills and qualifications is essential, as is the timely supply of high quality reports. And this is exactly what we provide.  We work extensively with Local Authorities and other agencies in Public Law cases, as well as solicitors and families in Private Law matters.

Our psychologists are skilled and experienced in providing objective, expert opinion based on a comprehensive and wide range of assessments covering every aspect of social, behavioural and emotional need, impact and risk. With a register of over 1000 qualified psychologists, and a central team of dedicated client managers, within 24 hours we can match your expert witness requirements to a selection of high calibre, experienced Psychologists, all of whom will work on family law cases at Legal Aid rates. We can also supply professionals to meet specific cultural, language or geographical requirements.

We have an unwavering commitment to the highest standards of service and delivery, so you can rely on us to be with you all the way through the case.

In person & remote assessments

Our experts are experienced in conducting assessments in the most appropriate and accessible way for you and your clients.  Many assessments can be conducted remotely, saving time and money, but in person assessments may be required for certain cases and our experts can help advise you on the most appropriate way to proceed so as to ensure the report is of the highest standard.

Our Family Law Expert Witness services include:
  • Care / Contact proceedings
  • Whole family assessments
  • Child & adolescent assessments
  • Parenting capacity
  • Parent-child attachment
  • Family dynamics
  • Sexual abuse and risk
  • Domestic abuse
  • Ability to protect
  • Substance abuse
  • ABE interview analysis
  • Child Development and Education
  • Cognitive Functioning & learning difficulties
  • Capacity assessments

Psychology Direct – A dedicated, professional service

  • CVs and quotations within 24 hours
  • Large register of Psychologists with expertise and experience in the most complex and challenging Family Law cases
  • All Psychologists work to Legal Aid rates
  • Standard reports supplied quickly – usually within 4-6 weeks
  • Fast track service available for urgent cases
  • All reports quality-checked
  • Able to meet cultural, language or geographical requirements
  • Work within the 26-week pre-proceedings timetable

Do you need an expert witness for your Family Law 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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Need a Psychiatrist?

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
Get in touch

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!