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Name : EPC Expert Psychiatry
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Address : First Trust Hospital, D'Urton Lane
  Broughton, Preston
  Lancashire
  PR3 5LD VIEW ON MAP
    England
Telephone : 01772 860884
Fax : 01772 860322
24 Hour : 0777 9091045
 
 

We have built up a wide range of links with legal firms across the UK in a wide range of medico-legal areas.

We are always happy to discuss potential clients, prices etc by telephone or e-mail.

We work closely with legal colleagues and medico-legal referral agencies and can provide updates on progress of reports if required.

Pricing is competitive and regular users of our service can negotiate their own rates.

Clients are usually seen at a friendly Private Hospital Consulting Room but can be seen at home if required.

We can often recommend a local therapist for clients where treatment is advised.

Different arrangements are in place for solicitors requiring Mental Health Tribunal Reports where clients are seen in hospital.

 

ACCIDENTS, TRAUMA, PERSONAL INJURY & PTSD

We provide over 100 reports a year on victims of accidents and other trauma for both claimant and defendant.

We are affiliated with The Association of Personal Injuries and can be found in the UK Register of Expert Witness.

Clients can usually be seen at short notice and reports "turned round" quickly.

We are easily accessible being a short distance from M6 M55 M65 and M61.

Clients can be seen at home by arrangement and links to local therapists can be provided.
We can also provide links to other Personal Injury experts in the fields of Orthopaedic and Emergency Medicine, Pain Management and Neurology.


MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE CLAIMS

Medical Negligence Claims often have a psychiatric element to them.

We regularly report on such cases and have experience in working with the Health Care Commission, General Medical Council, General Dental Council and UK Council for Nursing and Midwifery in assessing deficits in health care and under-performing health professionals.


WILLS, PROBATES & TRUSTS

This is a growing area of Litigation with an increasing number of wills and other bequests being challenged because of concerns over mental health.

We report regularly on such cases and can provide advice on Mental Capacity before Wills and other documents are drawn up.


MENTAL HEALTH ACT & TRIBUNALS

We regularly provide independent psychiatric reports for use in Mental Health Act Tribunals in all areas of Psychiatry except Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

We can cover North West England, West yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, North Wales, the Lake District and Cheshire.

Prices vary with travelling distance and complexity but fall within Legal Aid Guidance and are usually agreed in advance.

For more details click on the right hand "solicitors" box.


WORK PLACE BULLYING, HARASSMENT, DISCRIMINATION AND DISABILITY DISABLEMENT ACT

Disability Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment are common causes of work place and other stress, increasingly subject to medico-legal redress.

We work regularly with nationally recognised firms of employment lawyers using the Disability Discrimination Act in providing psychiatric assessments in such cases.


TEACHERS, POLICE, ARMED FORCES & PUBLIC SERVICES

We have worked with professional bodies representing clients from these and other public services in providing reports on Post Traumatic, work-based and other stress, discrimination, harassment and bullying and Pension / Ill Health Retirement Disputes.

 
MENTAL CAPACITY, DEPRIVATION OF LIBERTY, COURT OF PROTECTION, POWERS OF ATTORNEY

We undertake an increasing number of assessments in this area with specialist expertise in assessment of Mental Capacity and the new Deprivation of Liberty legislation.

We provide assessments of capacity to solicitors drafting documentation on Court of Protection and Powers of Attorney on a regular basis.


PENSION DISPUTES

Psychiatric illness is a common cause of premature retirement, often hampered by disputes over the nature and severity of the illness.

We provide reports helping clients maximise their pension claims in these cases.

 
BRAIN INJURY

Psychiatric assessment is a vital component in the complex assessment of these cases.

We undertake these on a regular basis and are associated with a team of expert solicitors providing advice in management of this complex area.


HEALTH SERVICE LITIGATION & INVESTIGATION

We have extensive experience in Health Service Complaint Resolution and related disputes
We can provide input into external enquiry teams for Serious Incident Reviews at Trust and SHA level.

We have developed expertise in advising review panels for Continuing Care funding and in difficulties arising from on Fitness to Practise decisions involving medical and related staff

 

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