Who are Allen Associates?
We are a team of psychiatrists and psychologists, with extensive experience of preparing reports as well as giving evidence in court and at tribunals across a wide spectrum, including public and private family proceedings, criminal, personal injury, clinical negligence, immigration, capacity, head injury, employment, housing and professional health councils. We also work with other organisations to support and complement the service they offer, such as the Combined Assessment Programme at the Ward Andrews Centre.
How we work
We understand what is required to make your case run as smoothly as possible and do our utmost to assist you with deadlines in time for court. All our experts are independent practitioners who have agreed to work cooperatively in the interests of facilitating the court process. In order to report, we need to read your client’s medical notes before they attend their appointment. It is therefore vital that you obtain consent for this as early as possible as this can be a significant delaying factor.
How we can help
When you contact us we will take some information from you to ascertain your needs and to advise which expert will be best placed to assist. In legally aided cases, we charge at LAA rates. When we have agreed a fee we will confirm in writing and if appropriate, send you and your client an appointment. If, after the report, your client needs treatment this can be offered through our sister organisation Phoenix Mental Health Services.