Having undertaken psychiatric assessments and provided medicolegal reports for over 20 years, our psychiatrists understand the Medicolegal interface. We have worked extensively with private legal practitioners, insurance companies, the Crown Solicitors Office, the Department of Public Prosecutions and other agencies. Our psychiatrists are trained in WorkCover and Motor Accident evaluations. They have experience working directly with the NSW Personal Injury Commission (PIC) in the capacity of Medical Assessment Service (MAS) Assessors, Dispute Resolution Service Medical Assessors (DRS), Medical Assessment Service Dispute Panel Assessors, Independent Medical Examiners (IME) and Workers Compensation Commission Disputes Assessors (AMS). Our doctors are trained Independent Impairment Assessors for the Victorian WorkCover Authority.
In addition to pursuing Medicolegal Psychiatry, our specialists understand the importance of ensuring ongoing clinical practice, managing mental illness across the diagnostic spectrum in public practice, private practice and within the prison population. We have extensive experience across the range of legal jurisdictions of the Criminal Justice System and work within the Correctional System.
Each psychiatric assessment will be tailored to the specific circumstances of the case. We ask that clients are referred by a solicitor or other agency with detailed written information and specific questions, ensuring that the assessment and report precisely meet the client’s needs. If necessary, verbal testimony may be provided to assist in Court and Tribunal matters. Assessments can be undertaken via video conferencing platforms, in person or utilizing correctional centre AVL systems. Reports can be provided within three weeks and often within two weeks following the assessment. More complex matters may take longer and can be discussed with our team. Fees for Workers Compensation matters are in accordance with the relevant tables. For information regarding fees for other services, please contact our offices.
Fitness to plea
Mental Illness Defense
Mental Health Diversion
(Section 14/Section 21a)
Fitness to instruct counsel
Fitness for Work
Administrative Appeals Tribunal Visas/Immigration
Total and Permanent Disablement