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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 |

Expert Witness

" ... I found the report to be extremely detailed and well argued. The barrister's recommendation was justified."

Karen Reynolds, Partner, Freeth Cartwright Solicitors


"Thank you very much indeed for your very clear and comprehensive report. I am extremely impressed."

Paul Taylor, Partner,
Tees Solicitors

I offer thorough independent assessment for psychiatric reports. I have attended specific training on report writing and giving evidence, and attend the Expert Witness Annual Conference regularly.

I hold a Cardiff University / Bond Solon Certificate in expert evidence (2009)

I am a member of a medico-legal peer forum in which reports are scrutinised and clinical and legal developments discussed

I have been elected as a member of the Expert Witness Institute: membership number 7409

I produce roughly 50 reports per year:

  • Clinical negligence (breach of duty): 50:50 claimant and defence
  • Clinical negligence (condition and prognosis): 90% claimant
  • Personal injury (causation, condition & prognosis): 100% claimant - example report
  • Criminal (defence)
  • Sentencing
  • First-tier Tribunals (Mental Health) - example report

All reports are fully referenced, including ICD-10 definitions, and contain a glossary of technical terms.

I have experience of giving evidence at Tribunals and have been cross-examined in the Criminal Court.

In general, I aim to furnish standard reports within a maximum of 2 weeks following client assessment. Please note: my current lead time is at least six months.

Although based in the West Midlands, I will see clients throughout England and Wales. I am able to see clients in their own homes, in instructing solicitors' offices or at consulting rooms in Staffordshire. Clients can be contacted directly to arrange appointments; all appointments will be confirmed in writing - Example appointment letter

To request a report, make a referral or obtain more information please contact me

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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