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Dr Lesley Haines MB ChB MSc MA MRCPsych

Independent Psychiatrist

Shrinkwork, 1 Lawson Terrace, Knutton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 6DS
01782 768656 | 07545 348413 |

Expert Witness

" ... I found the report to be extremely detailed and well argued. The barrister's recommendation was justified."

Karen Reynolds, Partner, Freeth Cartwright Solicitors

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"Thank you very much indeed for your very clear and comprehensive report. I am extremely impressed."

Paul Taylor, Partner,
Tees Solicitors

I offer thorough independent assessment for psychiatric reports. I have attended specific training on report writing and giving evidence, and attend the Expert Witness Annual Conference regularly.

I hold a Cardiff University / Bond Solon Certificate in expert evidence (2009)

I am a member of a medico-legal peer forum in which reports are scrutinised and clinical and legal developments discussed

I have been elected as a member of the Expert Witness Institute: membership number 7409

I produce roughly 50 reports per year:

  • Clinical negligence (breach of duty): 50:50 claimant and defence
  • Clinical negligence (condition and prognosis): 90% claimant
  • Personal injury (causation, condition & prognosis): 100% claimant - example report
  • Criminal (defence)
  • Sentencing
  • First-tier Tribunals (Mental Health) - example report

All reports are fully referenced, including ICD-10 definitions, and contain a glossary of technical terms.

I have experience of giving evidence at Tribunals and have been cross-examined in the Criminal Court.

In general, I aim to furnish standard reports within a maximum of 2 weeks following client assessment. Please note: my current lead time is at least six months.

Although based in the West Midlands, I will see clients throughout England and Wales. I am able to see clients in their own homes, in instructing solicitors' offices or at consulting rooms in Staffordshire. Clients can be contacted directly to arrange appointments; all appointments will be confirmed in writing - Example appointment letter

To request a report, make a referral or obtain more information please contact me

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Dr Lesley Haines MB ChB MSc MRCPsych
Independent Psychiatrist
Shrinkwork, 1 Lawson Terrace, Knutton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 6DS
VAT Registration No: 169 7260 71
01782 768656 | 07545 348413