A Medico Legal (Personal Injury) Workshop for Psychologists- 18th October 2019

18 Oct '19, 09:45 - 16:00.

Cornwall Buildings, Birmingham.

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In partnership with Applied Psychology Solutions

About the event

This event is for both new and established Psychologists who work as medico legal experts in civil litigation.


The learning objectives include:

Morning session 

  • Issues of diagnosis
  • Consideration of the range of opinion with regards the diagnosis aspect of a medico legal report writing
  • Understanding the diagnostic framework and common diagnosis seen in a medico legal civil litigation clinic.
  • Differential diagnoses


Afternoon session

  • Understanding the process of writing a medico legal civil litigation report from a psychologist’s perspective.
  • Where your work comes from. The role of agencies and instructing parties
  • Areas of specific considering when assessing for a civil litigation case as a psychologist- including psychometrics, issues of malingering, attribution, vulnerability, treatment and prognosis. 
  • Common concerns and worries regarding amendment requests, part 35 questions and joint statements.  
  • Q and A - we are expecting the afternoon session to be quite interactive and so believe that both old and new experts will be able to learn from and share throughout the session.  

CPD Hours: 6

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APSInformation about each of the trainers.  

Dr Newns is a Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years of civil litigation medical expert witness experience. She holds the Bond Solon / Cardiff Law school certificate and regularly mentors and supervises Psychologists working in medico legal work.


Dr Pavan Chahl is a Consultant Psychiatrist. He currently works in the independent sector in Locked Rehabilitation and has worked in this capacity for over 6 years. He has undertaken medico legal work since 2010. Dr Chahl has previously been a Council member of the Birmingham Medico-legal Society and the Birmingham Medical Institute.


About the venue

Cornwall Buildings
45 Newhall Street
West Midlands
United Kingdom
B3 3QR
Tel: 02079362213