Dr Alex Blackman is a consultant forensic psychiatrist who is experienced in providing expert evidence in criminal, civil and immigration proceedings.
Instructing Dr Alex Blackman
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Experience of giving evidence
Dr Blackman has experience of providing expert reports in criminal, civil and immigration matters. She is comfortable giving oral evidence in court. In her clinical practice, Dr Blackman is familiar with giving evidence before the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber of the First-tier tribunal for mental health. As a forensic psychiatrist she regularly gives an opinion regarding the suitability of hospital orders under the Mental Health Act 1983, as amended in 2007.
Dr Blackman has experience of providing psychiatric reports in various legal proceedings including:
- Fitness to plead and stand trial
- Sentencing including hospital orders and hybrid orders
- Issues at criminal trial including capacity to form intent, insanity, automatism and diminished responsibility
Dr Blackman has good availability. She is able to turn around assessments and reports in a timely way without compromising quality.
Qualifications and professional memberships
MRCPsych (member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983, as amended in 2007
Medical Defence Union
British Medical Association
General Medical Council