Psychological/Psychiatric Assessment

During Proceedings, it can be necessary for the evidence of a psychological or psychiatric expert to be given. This means that the Court will order an assessment to be undertaken. These are quite lengthy, detailed, and not particularly pleasant. You will meet with the psychologist, psychiatrist, or both (separately), your history will be taken and lots of questions will be asked, sometimes about very difficult issues. After that, a report is written and presented as evidence. The expert may also be required to give evidence at Court. You will be able to read all of the reports and challenge where necessary, through your legal representative.