Who are we?

We are an expert witness group run by clinicians. Our experts are committed to delivering expert evidence of the highest quality. We work hard to maintain our reputation for providing thorough, well-considered and comprehensive reports. Although we offer a prompt turnaround of reports, we do not believe in doing a rushed job.

Who are we?2020-06-01T12:27:22+01:00

Why do people become expert witnesses?

People act as expert witnesses for many reasons. For forensic practitioners, becoming an expert witness may be one of the chief reasons why they entered their sub-speciality whereas for others, it may be something which comes later. Being instructed to give an expert opinion means taking on responsibility: there will be tight deadlines, competing evidence [...]

Why do people become expert witnesses?2020-06-01T12:27:30+01:00

What attributes do I need to become a successful expert witness?

The role of an expert witness is varied and challenging. Experts who cannot manage their own time are unlikely to manage with the expectations of expert witness practice. It is never a good thing to frustrate legal proceedings by delivering a late report.  Therefore, keeping on track and maintain good communication with the instructing party [...]

What attributes do I need to become a successful expert witness?2020-06-01T12:27:34+01:00

How would I receive instructions?

If you wish to be considered for our trusted panel of experts, we would be happy to hear from you. If you choose to join us, we will invite you to share details of your experience and we will complete a checklist of expertise to ensure that we may offer you the most appropriate cases [...]

How would I receive instructions?2020-06-01T12:27:39+01:00

What is the process for receiving instructions?

Solicitors and other legal professionals will often require sight of the expert’s CV. We would ask to keep a copy of your CV on file so that we may share this with the instructing party upon their request. For this reason, we would re-format your CV with the contact details of Expert Court Reports Ltd, [...]

What is the process for receiving instructions?2020-06-01T12:27:43+01:00

What if I am worried that I will be asked to do something I am not comfortable with

We recognise the importance of staying within one’s area of expertise. Because of this, we never match experts to reports without discussing the case with them first. We would never seek to persuade you to do any report which you feel is outside of your area of expertise. Similarly, we rely on you to be [...]

What if I am worried that I will be asked to do something I am not comfortable with2020-06-01T12:27:48+01:00

How much money can I expect to earn?

Although we take a proportion of our experts’ fees, we do not believe in aggressive profit-taking. We prefer to look after our experts as we recognise that a fulfilled and contented panel of experts is worth far more to our instructing bodies than the sole pursuit of profit. We aim to become the leading provider [...]

How much money can I expect to earn?2020-06-01T12:27:52+01:00

What cases do Expert Court Reports work with?

We cover all aspects of criminal and civil law including family law, mental health, clinical negligence, employment law, immigration and extradition, human rights and personal injury.

What cases do Expert Court Reports work with?2020-06-01T12:21:01+01:00

Which areas of clinical practice can you provide a Medicolegal or court report for?

We offer a wide range of areas of clinical practice, including: Personality disorders Schizophrenia and delusional disorders Mood disorders (depression, bipolar affective disorder and persistent affective disorders such as cyclothymia and dysthymia) Neurotic and stress-related disorders (including phobic anxiety disorders, panic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, stress reactions, post-traumatic stress disorder and adjustment disorder) [...]

Which areas of clinical practice can you provide a Medicolegal or court report for?2020-06-01T12:21:04+01:00

Do you work in Prison Law?

Yes, we support the rights of offenders while they are in prison. Mental disorders are overrepresented in prisoners – it is estimated that 1 in 7 prisoners has a serious mental disorder. Prison itself may increase the incidence of mental disorder but there are other factors which affect the high incidence of mental disorder within [...]

Do you work in Prison Law?2020-06-01T12:21:08+01:00