Who is an expert and what is expert evidence?

  • A practice nurse writes a letter saying a patient is too unwell to attend court
  • A GP letter says a patient is depressed and anxious and that dealing with the other parent over contact is contributing
  • A counsellor whose report on a client/patient is submitted with a witness statement (opinion that P has complex PTSD and has suffered domestic abuse) 
  • A paediatric ST1 who attends as child arrive in ambulance, notes blood coming from right nostril, boggy swelling on right side of head and hears mother on phone saying “He did it again”   
  • A radiologist StR who sees an x-ray of a child and recorded in medical notes a spiral fracture of the left humerus indicative of a twisting action, possible abusive injury.
  • A consultant paediatrician who sees a child and parents. Child has marked petechiae on one side of face and neck. No history of  choking or vomiting. Consultant considers suffocating event most probable cause and child protection protocols initiated.
  • Consultant psychiatrist and psychotherapist treating P for several years provides report confirming P does not have personality disorder or a substance related addictive disorder.
  • Local authority file a report from a psychologist working with the childrens services department opining mother and child have  insecure attachment linked to neglectful parenting.   
  • Part 25 Psychologist recounts conversation with parent which is disputed by parent. 

Author: Linda Turner

Coaching and Therapy Currently studying Psychotherapy , Cognitive psychology, Hypnotherapy. Qualified NLP, EMDR and CBT therapist. REIKI Master. I believe in truth, honesty and integrity! ≧◔◡◔≦

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