Expert Witness

Prison Law

Fast, efficient service with the human touch

Dedicated to providing expert witnesses for Prison Law cases

The practice of Forensic Psychology is intrinsic to prison and parole cases; with prisoner rehabilitation, re-offending risk, mental health assessment among other areas heavily dependent on the opinion, testimony and recommendations of experts and their Medico-Legal Reports. A complex area of law; public safety, consideration of victims and well-being of offenders are all affected by judgements and decisions made by probation services, parole boards and legal authorities.

For this reason, access to experienced, skilled Psychologists, able to communicate thorough, objective, evidence-based findings via high quality, clear reports and in person at hearings, is crucial to solicitors and prison authorities.

Professionals working in this challenging area of law, which can be fraught with pressure, deserve an empathetic, professional, fast, reliable and personable service when they are looking for expert Psychological assessment.

At Psychology Direct we have a register of over 1000 qualified Psychologists drawn from every specialist field of Psychology, all of whom comply with Legal Aid rates. We work fast to provide CVs within 24 hours from Psychologists with an in-depth understanding and experience of criminality and offending, and their expert legal reports within 4-6 weeks. Your dedicated client manager will offer a personal, helpful, supportive service, being there when you need them, handling all appointments and administration and proof-reading reports.

Our prison law assessment services include:
  • Pre-sentencing reports
  • Recommendations for parole
  • Recommendation and guidance for rehabilitation
  • Suitability for release
  • Prison category review
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Risk assessment of reoffending
  • Recommendations for intervention
  • Mental health and personality disorder assessment
  • Sex offender risk assessment
  • Capacity assessments
  • Assessments of Indeterminate Prisoners for Public Protection (IPP)

Psychology Direct – A dedicated, professional service

  • Three CVs and fees of Forensic/specialist Psychologists within 24 hours
  • Medico-legal reports supplied quickly – usually within 4-6 weeks
  • In depth assessments include expert intervention and treatment recommendations where relevant
  • All Psychologists comply with Legal Aid rates
  • All reports quality-checked
  • Able to meet cultural, language or geographical requirements
  • Team on hand to book appointments and handle administration

Do you need an expert witness for your prison or parole 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
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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!