Dr Boris Iankov is an experienced consultant psychiatrist who works in secure mental health services. He provides expert evidence in criminal proceedings.
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Experience of giving evidence
Dr Iankov has experience of providing expert psychiatric opinion to the courts in a range of cases, including sexual offences, child sexual exploitation, assault, wounding, acquisitive offences, fraud and arson. He has given oral evidence in relation to psychiatric practice, capacity to form intent, dissociative fugue/amnesia, fitness to plead and disposal options. As a practising psychiatrist he is used to giving his opinion about the suitability for hospital orders under the Mental Health Act 1983, as amended in 2007. In individuals where a restricted hospital order is required (under provision of sections 37/41 of the Mental Health Act), the court requires the oral evidence of at least one medical practitioner; Dr Iankov has direct experience of giving such evidence. In his day to day practice, Dr Iankov is familiar with giving evidence before the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber of the First-tier tribunal for mental health. Dr Iankov is eloquent and commanding in his delivery.
Dr Iankov 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, dissociative fugue, and amnesia
- Disposal options
Dr Iankov is a specialist in personality disorder, sexual abuse and trauma. He has considerable experience in preparing evdience for cases of:
- Sexual offences
- Child sexual exploitation
- Violence including wounding
- Acquisituive offences including fraud
Dr Iankov has good availability. He is regularly instructed to provide expert evidence. He assesses clients nationwide including at his offices in Bedford, at solicitors’ offices throughout the country, prisons, and at psychiatric hospitals. Dr Iankov has prepared close to 200 medico-legal reports and has a reputation for quick turnaround and timely submission.
Qualifications & Professional memberships
- MSc in Health Management
- MRCPsych (member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists)
- Approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983, as amended in 2007