EXPERT WITNESS

  • Dr Siddaway specialises in the areas of trauma, adjustment, and risk and has expertise in working with children, adolescents, and adults

  • Expert witness assessments are conducted predominantly in Scotland (some in England) in the following areas: family law, personal injury, clinical negligence, criminal, and immigration. Assessments can be conducted in-person or online.

Dr Siddaway has developed a strong reputation for producing rigorous and accessible expert witness reports in complex cases. He has expertise in providing expert witness assessments in personal injury, clinical negligence, criminal, immigration and family cases, including the following areas:

  • Psychological problems related to trauma, adversity, and adjustment (eg, trauma; adverse childhood experiences; neglect; abuse; domestic abuse; bereavement; human trafficking; injuries, accidents; immigration; chronic medical conditions)

  • Parenting competence, family functioning, systemic dynamics, and risk to children (including residency and contact arrangements, ability to make and sustain changes, parental alienation) 

  • Diagnosis of psychiatric disorders and personality disorders using gold standard semi-structured diagnostic interviews  

  • Theory and evidence-based risk assessment and management in children, adolescents, and adults (eg, suicide attempts, nonsuicidal self-injury/self-harm, sexual recidivism, harmful sexual behaviour, domestic abuse, intimate partner violence), including capacity and motivation to change, protective factors, and recommendations for management/treatment

  • Neuropsychological assessment (eg, assessment of learning disability)

  • Assessment of mental capacity, fitness to plead, and ability to give evidence and testify in Court

  • Assessment of malingering and suggestibility

  • Psychological formulations of problems and suitability for psychological treatment

Dr Siddaway is Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and Chartered by the British Psychological Society. He has extensive clinical experience assessing and treating children, adolescents, and adults experiencing a wide range of mental health problems and has specialised in the areas of trauma, adjustment, and risk for the past eight years.  He is always happy to informally discuss potential cases and can assess and report with tight turnaround times if needed. He has attended the British Psychological Society’s Expert Witness training and is listed on the BPS Directory of Expert Witnesses.

 

Andy Siddaway Expert Witness CV

Please get in touch to discuss instructions and timescales. References and sample reports are available on request.