Healy & Associates
chartered occupational psychologists
Expert Witness Services
We are qualified, experienced and independent
Practitioner Psychologists, registered with the
British Psychological Society and the Health
Professions Council. We have completed formal expert
witness training with the British Psychological
We provide expert
witness services in the following areas:
- Career and
in the workplace - sexual, age, race and disability.
- Selection and
assessment for work, including selection system
design and validation,
fairness and discrimination in recruitment.
aptitude and skills assessment - including the use
of psychometric testing and other selection tools.
- Bullying and
harassment, including sexual harassment.
- Training and
development system evaluation.
- Occupational Stress
- Assessment of intellectual functioning, learning
disability, suggestibility and compliance.
All communications are subject to legal privilege and
are treated in confidence. When you first contact us
please provide information relating to :
- The identities of both parties - if a conflict
of interest exists because of a prior
contact/professional relationship with either party,
we will not be able to act as expert witnesses.
However, we may still be able to act as a
professional witnesses to represent your client's
- The funding source.
- An outline and background history to the case.
- Where the case will be heard e.g. employment
tribunal, civil court, criminal court.
- A list of relevant documents.
- A draft set of questions/instructions.
Please note the following :
- We always keep a written record of all
- If a case is not within our area of expertise we
will refer you to another expert.
- We will work with you to clarify your initial
set of draft instructions. Once a clear set of
instructions have been finalised and agreed, they
then form the basis of our remit.
- The instructing solicitor must provide us with a
complete list of all relevant evidence/materials
available and allow us access to them upon request.
- Except where failing to do so would constitute a
risk to any third party, we do not provide
psychological support/therapeutic intervention to
any parties involved in the case.
- In order to maintain professional standards, our
professional rules encourage and allow us to consult
with other suitably qualified experts if we feel in
our professional judgement this is required. This
will be noted in any report produced for the court,
and any fees incurred will be recharged at cost.
- We will not meet or discuss the case with any
other expert witnesses unless asked to do so by the
- We will always seek permission from the
instructing solicitor before having contact with any
third party involved in the case, and we will only
speak to them with their informed consent.
- We can accept expert witness instructions from
solicitors, prosecutors, insurance companies and
others. We do not accept instructions from
intermediaries such as medico-legal firms or direct
- We will accept joint-instruction and provide
joint billing in cases where all parties have agreed
to use our services.
- We hold up to date professional indemnity
insurance, and are registered with the Information
Commissioner's Office under the Data Protection Act.
We also provide fitness to work assessments and can advise in developing
anti-discrimination policies and practices for
organisations, as well as review existing