AMICUS

A Growing Consortium Of Forensic Psychiatrists

WELCOME TO AMICUS

YOUR DIRECT LINK TO EXPERTS IN FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

Amicus is a growing consortium of forensic psychiatrists providing an easy link between barristers and expert witnesses and report writers in the field of psychiatry. Members are chosen for experience and excellence in their chosen area and adherence to the Code of Conduct for Expert Witnesses set out in the Judicature Act 1908. Typical areas of expertise include Court reports relating to fitness to stand trial and the insanity defence, however a wide range of other mental health factors may have a bearing on Court processes, both civil and criminal.
Our members have experience in Youth, District, Family and High Court jurisdictions as well as the appellate Courts. A number of civil forensic needs including immigration reports and worker’s compensation are available. As with all expert witnesses, our primary duty is to the Court, and we work to provide unbiased information in accordance with national and international standards.

COMMONLY REQUESTED EXPERT REPORTS INCLUDE:

The list below shows some of the most common requests for reports our
 psychiatric experts perform for the Courts.

Adult psychiatric reports (e.g. fitness to stand trial, insanity)

Elderly psychiatric reports

Offenders with Intellectual Disability

Child/adolescent psychiatric reports

Developmental Immaturity

Forensic psychiatry expert witness reports

Mental Health Act Second Opinion Reports

Mental health tribunals

Anxiety and depression

Psychosis including schizophrenia

Personality disorders

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Capacity to Instruct

Impact of mental health upon parenting

Post-natal depression and puerperal psychosis

Immigration Reports

Testamentary Capacity

Sexual Offending Risk

Dementia

Head Injury

Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) matters

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