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Medico Legal Services

Simply Neuro are able to provide the legal profession, high quality neuropsychiatry medico-legal reports in civil litigation including personal injury and clinical negligence cases. We are also able to provide opinions in criminal cases. We have a team of highly trained and experienced clinicians who are able to provide opinions in complex cases. We provide nationwide cover and are able to provide home visits in any part of the UK or abroad.

We are competent in the assessment of Mental Capacity in patients presenting with neuropsychiatric disorders. We have experience in providing neuropsychiatric opinions in complex neuropsychiatric conditions including traumatic brain injury, functional neurological disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome; sleep disorders, epilepsy, non-epileptic attack disorders, dissociative disorders, trauma-related disorders including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), neurodegenerative disorders, movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease, general neuropsychiatric disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

The team is headed by Dr Achinivu, who acts as an Expert Witness in the field of traumatic brain injury and neuropsychiatry. As a trusted Neuropsychiatrist with bases in Birmingham, Norwich, London and Manchester, Dr Achinivu has extensive experience in medico-legal reporting across various jurisdictions including England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. He has worked as an Expert Witness for several UK law firms involved in personal injury litigation and clinical negligence. Dr Achinivu has also provided opinions to a variety of bodies and organizations including the General Medical Council (GMC), the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the Health Service Ombudsman, the Health and Care Professions Council and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).

The clinicians at Simply Neuro regularly update their skills and knowledge in medico-legal and clinical neuropsychiatry by regularly attending courses/training as part of their Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

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