Medico-Legal Instructions

Medico-Legal Expertise


Dr Khan-Bourne regularly provides reports for legal proceedings in the civil court: personal injury claims (fast and multitrack) and clinical negligence and provides opinions for both claimant and defendant legal teams.

She also carries out detailed mental capacity assessments in relation to Lasting Power of Attorney and Court of Protection as well as, for example, capacity to litigate.

She takes instructions by both prosecution and defending legal teams and is on various expert witness registers (BPS, Bond Solon).

Medico-Legal Training


Dr Khan-Bourne trains annually and has the Cardiff University Certificate in Expert Witness Report Writing.

Types of Work


For medico-legal work Dr Khan-Bourne specialises in the following areas

  • Acquired brain injuries (traumatic brain injury, head injury, post concussion),
  • Stroke,
  • Epilepsy,
  • The dementias.

Medico-Legal Report Preparation Process


Following mutual acceptance of instructions and terms and conditions, an appointment will be arranged for the client usually within 3 weeks although short notice may be possible.

The process will typically include:
  • A detailed review of the medical notes,
  • Client attendance – comprising:
    • clinical interview of both client and significant other,
    • administration of neuropsychological assessments regarding cognition, emotion, social functioning and symptom validity/effort.  Dr Khan-Bourne has an extensive neuropsychological test library of robust and up to date materials which is regularly updated.
    • Typically one complete working day is required for the attendance.
  • Preparation of a comprehensive report addressing the issues in the instruction.  Reports are typically available within 5 weeks of seeing the client although short notice requests may be accommodated.

Dr Khan-Bourne can attend conference and court as required.

Medico-Legal Fees


Fees are quoted on a case by case basis.  Please contact the office for further details and terms and conditions.

Contact Details


Telephone

Secretary: Georgina Jones – 07368 268591

Email

Email me via the contact form