Medico-Legal Services

Our Experts

  • Mr Clifford John Robins

    BSc, MSc, PG Dip, App Hyp, SQHP, CPsychol, A.Sci, AFBPsS

    Director Medico-Legal Services

    Head of Medico-Legal Services

    Consultant Counselling Psychologist

    Mr Robins is the Director and Head of Psicon’s Medico- Legal Services. Mr Robins is a Consultant Psychologist chartered by the British Psychological Society. He is a member of The British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists, The International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy and The British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis. He is registered with the Health & Care Professions' Council (HCPC).

    • Mr Robins has extensive experience in the assessment and psychological treatment of adults and young people with mental health problems, intellectual disability (formerly learning disability) and neurodevelopmental conditions, including: specific learning difficulties (SpLD, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia), ADHD and autism spectrum conditions. He provides expert reports in relation to post-sixteen assessments for further and higher education and Disabled Student Allowance claims. He also provides reports of neurodevelopmental conditions in adults in relation to employment issues.

      Mr Robins provides a full range of expert Psychological, Parenting, Capacity and Forensic assessments and reports in Criminal, Family and Civil cases. He offers psychological assessments for Tribunals and for Medico-Legal Actions and Negligence Claims. For over 15 years he has been instructed in Family, Civil and Criminal cases and he has given expert oral evidence in Family and Crown Courts and the High Court since 2001.

      Mr Robins has previously held the position of Head of Psychology at an independent low secure hospital. He has also been the Head of a Learning Disability service and a Challenging Behaviour service in the NHS. He has extensive experience working with mentally disordered offenders, adult mental health psychology, alcohol and drug addictions and as a Court diversion specialist. Mr Robins started his career as a Youth Worker with a Local Authority on projects for supporting and developing the skills of disadvantaged children. He also worked with Mencap with children with severe and profound learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders and challenging behaviour.

      Mr Robins has also provided training and workshops to professionals such as: Occupational Health, Social Work, Nursing, Medical Specialisations, Management and Administration, with training ranging from half day introductions to topics, to more in-depth practical training in specific skills in a range of settings including: Local Authorities, Universities and Colleges, Private Companies, Charities, and the NHS. He has provided lectures and workshops in his areas of experience such as: Attachment, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Autism Spectrum Conditions, Bereavement and Loss, Managing Change, Mindfulness in the Workplace, Motivational Interviewing in the Workplace, CBT and Psychosis, Suicide and Self-harming, Counselling and Communication Skills, Risk Assessment and Management and Mental Capacity. He also provides training in forensic topics such as: Violence Risk, Sexual Offending Risk, Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence and Personality Disorders. 

      Mr Robins has wide-ranging specialist training including:

      EMDR training to advanced level

      Certified in the risk assessment of sexual and violent offending

      Certified in the assessment of Psychopathy

      Certified in the assessment of Attachment Disorders

      Bond Solon training in Court and legal practices including Family Procedure Rules for Expert Witnesses Certificate.

      Advanced training in the assessment of mental capacity (Mental Capacity Act)

      Child and Adult Safeguarding

      Mental Health Act 1983 and as amended 2007

      Extended Community Based Assessment for Family Proceedings

      Applied Behavioural Analysis

  • Mr LJ Conradie

    CPsychol, AFBPsS

    Managing Director

    Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist

    Head of Neurorehabilitation at Psicon (NAP)

    Head of Occupational Health Services

    Head of Adult Mental Health Services

    Mr Conradie is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society, he is a member of the Division of Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology (DoN-member list of Neuropsychologists), the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists and the British Association of Business Psychologists.

    • Mr Conradie’s expertise includes occupational psychology, clinical psychology and neuropsychology, and medico-legal assessments, as well as individual client/patient assessments, treatment and rehabilitation. Mr Conradie also offers consultations to organisations and individuals (executive psychological coaching) on various aspects of psychological issues and advises stakeholders on risk issues. Mr Conradie has been registered as an expert witness to the courts since 2001 and regularly prepares reports in the field of clinical and neuropsychology.

      Mr Conradie’s psychological treatment modalities include CBT and Compassion Focused Therapy. 

       

      Mr Conradie trained as a Clinical Psychologist in South Africa and registered in the UK in 1988. He worked in a military hospital for two years and worked with soldiers with mental health problems and casualties of war.

      Previous to the establishment of Psicon, Mr Conradie joined the NHS in 1993 and worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Consultant Neuropsychologist. He was head of the East Kent Clinical Neuropsychology service (a NHS Service) for ten years where he was involved in the delivery of neuropsychological services and leading a community based multi-disciplinary rehabilitation team.

      Mr Conradie has lectured on various academic programmes including the Salomon's Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Programme as well as at the University of Kent at Canterbury.

      Mr Conradie qualified as a Clinical Psychologist from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. He is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and on the British Psychological Societies Specialist Register of Neuropsychologists. 

  • Professor Chris Fox

    MD, MRCPsych, MB, BS, Bsc, Mmmedsci

    Consultant Psychiatrist

    Professor Chris Fox is an accredited as a specialist in adult and old age psychiatry working with individuals over 16 years of age. He is approved under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act, 1983 as having special expertise in the assessment of psychiatric disorders. He has 10 years of Medico-Legal experience in criminal, tribunal, employment, family and medical negligence cases and considerable experience of presenting in court. Professor Fox is Bond Solon trained in report writing, giving evidence in court and hold the Bond Solon Civil Procedure Rules Expert Witness Certificate. He regularly undertakes capacity assessments for legal, research and clinical cases including testamentary capacity.

    • Professor Fox is interested in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Psychiatry of the Elderly, Psychological problems in trauma, interface between mental illness, addiction in parenting, anger, depression, anxiety and memory problems. He is interested in and undertakes research in medication and psychological approaches to mental health.

      Professor Fox is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of East Anglia. He is Head of Undergraduate Psychiatry at a regional medical school and is engaged in international and national research on the themes of NHS care and patient safety. He has worked for the NHS as a Consultant in Psychiatry since June 2001. Prior to this Professor Fox worked for the Ministry of Defence for 10 years and was involved in managing and assessing psychological injury patients as well as undertaking research. He has formally served on Royal College of Psychiatrists committees.

      Professor Chris Fox's extensive Medico -Legal experience includes:

      Preparation of psychiatric medico-legal reports for civil and employment cases.

      Fitness to practice assessments for health professionals.

      Criminal fitness to plead and risk assessments for prosecution and defence cases - 50%/50%.

      NHS external and internal investigations into NHS care and provides expert reports defending the NHS in negligence claims and also for patients pursuing damages for poor care.

      Quality assessment of local authority reports into care.

      Production of reports arising from psychiatric injury as a result of medical negligence and/or bullying and harassment.

      Production of civil Medico-Legal reports and reports for employment cases, for the defendant, claimant and joint.

      Production of reports related to immigration.

      Regular Mental Health Review Tribunal attendance and report production

      Witness experience in Magistrate, County and Coroners Courts

      Expert discussion on case outcomes

      Listed in the Law Society Directory of Expert Witnesses for approximately 9 years

      Attended Bond Solon training courses in court appearance and report writing. Bond Solon Cert MR-part 1 June 2013

      Attendance at seminars in both 'Psychiatric Report Preparation' and 'Courtroom

      involvement in guideline setting regionally, nationally and internationally. 

       

      He has further co-written two book chapters and has published more than 70 scientific publications.  He is a peer reviewer for 5 international journals, Cochrane, and edit a speciality journal. 

      MRCPsych (1997)

      Mmedsci Behavioural Sciences (1999) - distinction in thesis on psychological injuries

      Certificates of Completion of Secondary Training (CCSTs) in both General Adult Psychiatry and Old Age 

      GMC Specialist Register - General Adult and Old Age Psychiatry

      Section 12(2) Approved