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Dedicated to providing high quality expert witnesses for Family Law cases

Working in complex cases with sensitivity.

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.

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.

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?

Contact us

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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.