Dr. Krishma Jethwa MBChB MRCPsych MMedSc LLM (Mental Health Law)
Approved under S12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983
I aim to provide prompt psychiatric reports to the highest professional standards for both Criminal and Civil Courts. I can assess clients nationwide including at my offices in Birmingham, solicitors offices throughout the country, prisons or at psychiatric hospitals.
Within criminal cases I can prepare reports in order to assess for the presence of mental disorders such as depression, bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorder as well as other conditions including co- morbid alcohol and substance misuse disorders. I can assist with the assessment of fitness to plead and stand trial, psychiatric defences, risk assessment and sentencing recommendations. I also have experience of providing oral evidence within Court. Within criminal cases I would require a letter of instruction, charge sheet / indictment, witness statements, copy of relevant exhibits, PNC print and any other relevant documents or reports already prepared as well as a copy of the patients GP/ Health Records.
I am happy to prepare psychiatric reports within civil cases where there is a need to assess for the presence, severity and effects of mental disorder following traumatic events such as a road traffic accident or personal injury. In order to prepare a psychiatric report within such cases I would require a letter of instruction which could be from either party or jointly, relevant case papers and a copy of the patients GP / Health records.
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