Dr Amit Chatterjee is an experienced consultant forensic psychiatrist who provides expert evidence in criminal, civil and family proceedings. He has worked as a consultant across all levels of security and has worked within the prison estate. He is currently employed as the Clinical Director for the Priory Group’s Forensic Network.
Instructing Dr Amit Chatterjee
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Experience of giving evidence
Dr Chatterjee has experience of providing expert reports in criminal and civil matters. He is comfortable giving oral evidence in court. As a forensic psychiatrist he has regularly given an opinion regarding the suitability of Hospital Orders (with or without Restriction Orders) under the Mental Health Act 1983, as amended in 2007. He has given evidence at Parole Board Hearings and regularly at First Tier Tribunals (Mental Health).
Dr Chatterjee has experience of providing psychiatric reports in various legal proceedings. He is most commonly instructed in the following types of cases:
- Fitness to plead and stand trial
- Issues at criminal trial including capacity to form intent, insanity, automatism and diminished responsibility
- An independent expert for patients seeking a second opinion for the First Tier Tribunal (Mental Health)
- Parole Board Hearings
Dr Chatterjee has good availability and will turn around instructed reports in a timely fashion. He is also able to work within short time frames to complete reports as needed.
MB BS (Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine; 2005)
MRCPsych (member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983, as amended in 2007
Medical Protection Society
General Medical Council (Specialist Register for Forensic Psychiatry; December 2013)