Find the right expert for your needs

If you need a specialist, independent mental health expert, no other organisation can provide the quality and range of experts that St Andrew’s can. One call can provide you with the right mental health expert for your medico-legal needs.

We work with over 40 practicing mental health professionals who can provide a comprehensive, independent mental health review, or medico-legal report for any form of legal proceeding. Our nationwide service supports both prosecution and defence.

Our experts, many of whom are recognised leaders in their field, care for individuals with some of the most challenging mental health illnesses in the UK, often with an offending background and complex needs. We help to guarantee that the reports you commission will be from the right clinician, first time, saving you valuable time and money.

Who we support:

• solicitors 
• the crown prosecution service 
• police forces 
• courts 
• coroners 
• lawyers 
• magistrates 
• general practitioners 
• Other healthcare providers

 

Experts in mental health

We are proud of our experts working as part of our medico-legal service and the reputations they have built up over many years. Many of our dedicated Psychiatrists and Psychologists are qualified in mental health law and have completed Bond Solon Expert Witness certificates. With experience in providing expert opinion, delivering independent reviews and producing medico-legal reports, our team are specialists in their field.

Our experts cover a broad range of specialisms, particularly across the following:

Proceedings we cover

• criminal justice
• civil law
• fitness to plead
• capacity issues
• personal injury
• independent mental health review tribunals
• parole board applications
• child care
• family proceedings

  • men’s mental health
  • women’s mental health
  • child and adolescent mental health
  • learning disability
  • autistic spectrum disorder
  • personality disorder
  • neuropsychiatry – including brain injury, Huntington’s disease and dementia

Recognised experts: As leaders in their mental health fields, many of our experts have contributed to high profile research publications.

Quality assured: Our peer review system ensures that our medico-legal reports are regularly assessed by other experts to guarantee excellence, results and client satisfaction. All of our Psychiatrists are approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007), as having special experience in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. Our Psychologists are all registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). 

Cost effective: Our prices are in-line with Legal Aid Authority (LAA) guidelines. 

Dr  Pete McAllister

Dr Pete McAllister

  • Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist
  • MBBS, BSc, MSc, MBA, Dual CCST, FRCPsych
  • Dr McAllister has over 20 years’ experience of assessments within UK Armed Forces.
  • He specialises in PTSD, substance misuse and serious adjustment order.
  • Pete provides expert opinion to courts in civil and military cases.
Dr  Piyal Sen

Dr Piyal Sen

  • Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist
  • MBBS, DPM, FRCPsych, Dip.Forensic Psych, PGCAP
  • Dr Sen specialises in the treatment of personality disorder.
  • He ran a medium secure unit specialising in treatment for sex offenders.
  • Dr Sen was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2008.
Dr Paul Wallang

Dr Paul Wallang

  • Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist
  • B.Sc MB.ChB MRCPsych
  • Specialism: women with neuro-developmental disability and offending histories.
  • He regularly supports court cases with expert opinion.
Dr Alexandra Getz

Dr Alexandra Getz

  • Consultant Psychiatrist
  • MBBCh, MRCPsych
  • Dr Getz specialises in women’s mental health and the impact of trauma on mental state.
  • Expertise: unstable personality disorder, schizophrenia, learning disability, Asperger's.
Dr Ashimesh Roychowdhury

Dr Ashimesh Roychowdhury

  • Consultant General Adult and Forensic Psychiatrist
  • MBChB, MRCPsych, MDCH, DipFMH
  • Dr Roychowdhury has extensive experience in preparing civil reports related to past trauma.
  • He reports on fitness to plead, ‘dangerousness’ in both criminal and civil courts.
Dr Jane Radley

Dr Jane Radley

  • Consultant Psychiatrist
  • MBChB, MRCPsych
  • Dr Radley specialises in autism and learning disabilities.
  • Dr Radley regularly supports abuse cases or where there are questions about capacity.
Dr Borislav Iankov

Dr Borislav Iankov

  • Consultant Psychiatrist
  • MBBS, MRCPsych, MSc
  • Dr Iankov specialises in schizophrenia, affective disorders, personality disorder and ADHD.
  • He has given evidence in Crown Court, High Court and Court of Protection.
Dr Stephen Attard

Dr Stephen Attard

  • Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist
  • MBChB, MRCPsych
  • He specialises in treatment-resistant psychosis, psychopharmacology and risk management.
  • He has worked in high, medium and low secure settings as well as prison in-reach teams.

More information

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Please complete our enquiry form to help us assist with your medico-legal enquiry.

Send the form to consultancyservice@standrew.co.uk, or call us to discuss your enquiry on 01604 616070.