Whether you need a psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker, paediatrician or therapist, Carter Brown will ensure you get the best independent expert. Formerly known as Carter Brown Associates, we have a reputation for excellence.
Since 2001 we’ve been the leading provider of psychologists, psychiatrists, paediatricians and independent social workers for expert witness work. Our medico-legal work has covered many branches of the legal system: family, criminal, immigration, mental health, personal injury, probate, employment and more.
Our expert witnesses are subject to a rigorous recruitment process – so we check that they’re qualified, insured and up to date with their memberships. They’re based throughout England and Wales so you can be assured to get the right expert with the right expertise, local to you. You can search for an expert online and download their CV, or call our Referrals Team who will provide you with recommendations, as well as costs estimates, CVs and timescales.
Once you’ve instructed us, a Case Handler will liaise between you and the expert to ensure that the assessment and report process goes smoothly. When the report is complete, it doesn’t leave our hands until our dedicated Quality Assurance Team have checked it. They will check for grammar, presentation and spelling, but also for content, ensuring that the expert report you get is robust, evidence-based and analytical.
‘We have been very happy with the service we have received from Carter Brown – everything has been efficiently and professionally managed and Dr H‘s report was very detailed and well written. I will certainly use your service again when the need arises.’ – Solicitor, London, 2015
At Carter Brown we’re happy to recommend a number of different types of psychologists. As well as cognitive assessments and capacity assessments (usually in a medico-legal capacity), they’re able to provide most types of psychological assessments, expert witness reports, support and advice.
They can be broadly classified as:
All of our psychologists are subject to our quality standards: a rigorous recruitment process, registration with their professional bodies, and criminal record checks. Most importantly, they are professionals at the top of their fields, with reputations for integrity and impartiality.
Below are some of the medico-legal assessments psychologists can carry out in their role as expert witnesses.
Carter Brown’s psychiatrists are able to provide a range of assessments, expert witness reports, therapy, support and advice. Most importantly, they’re professionals at the top of their fields, with reputations for integrity and impartiality.
All of our psychiatrists are subject to our quality standards: a rigorous recruitment process, registration with their professional bodies, and criminal record checks.
Below are some of the medico-legal assessments psychiatrists can carry out, both in their capacity as medical doctors and expert witnesses.
Our paediatricians are flexible in how they work, and can conduct assessments either as paper exercises or direct clinical examinations of children. Our paediatricians assessments can cover issues which range from non-accidental injury to full developmental overviews, to specific disorders or syndromes. They’re professionals at the top of their fields, with reputations for integrity and impartiality.
All of their paediatricians are subject to our quality standards: a rigorous recruitment process, registration with their professional bodies, and criminal record checks.
Below are some of the medico-legal assessments paediatricians can carry out in their expert witness role.
INDEPENDENT SOCIAL WORKERS
An independent social worker (ISW) is an experienced social worker with at least three years experience (5 for parenting assessments in legal proceedings) who is able to conduct high quality evidenced based analytical assessments of adults and children. Carter Brown’s ISWs are always highly qualified in their fields, with a wealth of experience in local authority social work .
They’re professionals at the top of their fields, with reputations for integrity and impartiality.
All of our ISWs are subject to our quality standards: a rigorous recruitment process, registration with their professional bodies, and criminal record checks.
Below are some of the social work assessments they can carry out.
We have a dedicated group of psychotherapists, and some of our psychologists are also available to undertake therapeutic interventions with both adults and children. Often psychological or psychiatric expert witness reports recommend a course or courses of therapy, so our therapists are able to provide that.
The expertise amongst our therapists includes: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Humanistic Person-Centred Therapy, Human Givens Psychotherapy, Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, and Play Therapy with Children.
These types of therapy can be performed face-to-face, and (if possible) over the telephone, email, or video link: please call us for more details.