Aug 12, 2019 by Foresight

Psychology Expert Witness – what do we cover?

One of our most popular witness requests is for psychological expert witnesses. The discipline of psychology – and our corresponding witnesses – is extremely broad, so what makes our psychological expert witness service and experts the best and what exactly do we cover?

Assessing the psychological wellbeing and fitness of any individual is a delicate process and requires an expert with demonstrable experience, a calm and non-biased approach and an excellent bedside manner. However, assessing an individual is only the first part of the process.

Experts are also required to produce detailed, accurate, robust and credible reports that will stand the test of a court room setting. It’s here that our account team really comes into its own, managing the entire process and making sure that the most appropriate expert is selected and that that client reports are filed on time and on budget. We are more than a database of experts: our team is experienced in matching client needs with the right expert witness, managing the process from initial conversation to delivered reports.

At Foresight, we’ve spent more than a decade organically building our network of experts. Our expert witness service began life as a peer-introduced network, which means that our expert witnesses felt so positive about the experience they had with us that they told their colleagues and peers who requested to join our network. This is still true, and we are very proud of the close relationships we build within our network.

Our accredited psychological expert witnesses work throughout the family and forensic settings offering expert opinion to family solicitors, criminal solicitors, crown prosecution services and social services.

Some of the most common areas of reporting offered by our psychology experts offer include:

  • Family psychological assessment
  • Forensic psychological assessment
  • Child/adolescent psychological assessments
  • Cognitive assessments (WAIS I & IV)
  • Certificate of capacity
  • Risk assessments, such as RSVP/SVR20
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Fitness to plead
  • Assessment of educational needs
  • Brain injury and trauma
  • Suggestibility/compliance
  • ADHD and Autistic spectrum disorders
  • Substance misuse

As you can see, it’s a broad area but we have the accredited experts in all! If you’re looking for an expert witness and require a seamless service, our experienced account managers will make sure that you receive a comprehensive assessment/report carried out and written by an accredited expert, and that your report is delivered on time and on budget. Give us a call if you have any expert witness needs. We can definitely help!


Foresight is a leading national supplier of expert witnesses to criminal solicitors, family solicitors, the Crown Prosecution Service, barristers and private clients.

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