Dr Anil Kumar is an experienced psychiatrist with over 30 years experience as consultant who has provided expert evidence in Court of Protection cases, criminal matters, mental health review tribunals and in personal injury cases.
Instructing Dr Anil Kumar
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Experience of giving evidence
Dr Kumar has given oral evidence in Crown courts on matters of fitness to plead, insanity, diminished responsibility and to assist the court in sentencing. He has given oral evidence as independent psychiatrist in numerous mental health tribunals.
Dr Kumar has experience of providing psychiatric reports in a variety of legal settings. He is commonly instructed in the following types of case:
- Court of Protection matters (capacity to make decisions about residence and care, capacity to litigate and testamentary capacity)
- Fitness to plead and stand trial, diminished responsibility
- Personal injury
- Mental health review tribunal / First-Tier tribunal
Dr Kumar has good availability to see patients at short notice. Dr Kumar is able to visit clients in their usual place of residence, hospital or place of detention. Dr Kumar is able to travel throughout the north of England and north Wales.
Qualifications and memberships
MBBS University of Lucknow 1971
MRCPsych Royal College London 1985
MSc University of Manchester 2000
LLB Open University 2001
LLM Northumbria University 2003
MRCPsych (Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983, as amended in 2007