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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 |

information for Solicitors

" ... 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

Contact & Availability

The procedure for instructing Dr Haines is simple:

  • Telephone: 01782 768656 or 07545 348413
    (if leaving voice-mail, please remember to give your name and extension number)
  • E-mail:
    (please provide brief case details and instructions)

I will respond within 24 hours and provide provisional appointment times, send CVs and provide a schedule and estimate of costs.

I will see the client at either their own home, at instructing solicitors' offices or in one of my consulting rooms.

I will prepare a fully detailed psychiatric report, consulting the client's medical records and psychiatric notes (where applicable), within 14 days of seeing the client.

Fee Structure

My standard hourly rate is £180, the fees for complete reports (excluding travel) average £2000 - £2400

All fees are subject to VAT at 20%.

Professional Bodies

  • Fully registered with the General Medical Council, appraised annually
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists, peer reviewed practice and in good standing regarding Continuous Professional Development
  • British Medical Association
  • British Association for Psychopharmacology
  • Fully indemnified by the Medical Defence Union

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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