Medico-Legal Services

Our consultants provide training and experience in the assessment and management of a wide range of psychiatric disorders, particularly autism spectrum disorders.  The director of the service, Professor Digby Tantam, has had the world's longest running continuous assessment service for adults with this condition, having had weekly diagnostic and advisory service since 1983.

We can, and have, provided assessments of parenting in family proceedings; of negligence in civil proceedings; and of diagnosis and disposal in criminal proceedings, including cases of assault, burglary, indecent assault, rape, and unlawful killing.

Indicative fees

Please note that we are not able to accept legally aided cases.

For cases that are not legally aided, our usual fee is £200 per hour plus £500 per half day for attendance at court or meeting with counsel.  Travel time is charged at half of this rate with the actual travel costs being also charged.  

Our total fees will depend on the number of hours spent reading background documents, interviewing, and report writing but they are usually in the range of £2000 to £5000

Please contact the office ( for an estimate.