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F6, Europa Business Park
Bird Hall Lane
Cheadle Heath
Stockport
SK3 0XA
T: 0161 425 1826
E: office@targetpsychology.co.uk
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Registered in England and Wales.  Company No. 10471322

Registered office: c/o Seligman Percy, 11 – 16 Prudential Buildings, 61 St Petersgate, Stockport SK1 1DH.

VAT Registration 256 6143 00

 
Our Experts

 Our highly trained team of experts regularly take instructions from solicitors and Local Authorities.  They provided assessments in both the legal arena for families and individuals involved in legal proceedings (such as Family, Criminal, Civil and Court of Protection), as well as assessments for Local Authorities where families are at the Pre-Proceedings stage.

All our experts are registered with their relevant Professional and Regulatory Body and work within Legal Aid Agency rates.  They have experience of working with translators for assessment, attending Court as Expert Witnesses and regularly undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and will travel across the UK and British Isles for assessments.

To find the most suitable and experienced expert witness for your needs, please contact us in order that we can discuss your requirements.  We will provide you with expert CV’s, costs and timescales to assist with your application. 

Our experts have a varied and wide range of expertise and as such can offer comprehensive assessments where issues of concern might be (but are not limited to) the following:  

 
 
 
 

Family Law Proceedings

  • Assessments of Cognitive functioning and impact upon parenting

  • Assessment of Capacity to litigate in Adults

  • Personality Disorders

  • Psychological disorders, including psychopathy in adults and adolescents

  • Autistic Spectrum Condition in adolescents and adults

  • Domestic Violence

  • Anger Management

  • Alcohol / Substance misuse

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 

  • Panic Disorder

  • Trauma

  • Neglect

  • Non-Accidental Injury

  • Fabricated Illness

  • Assessment of Risk, including sexual and violence  

  • Dysfunctional relationships

  • Parent - Child Attachment 

  • Family Dynamics

  • Placement options

  • Behavioural Issues/Management

  • Developmental Delay

  • Impact of separation on siblings

  • Treatment considerations 

 

Criminal Proceedings

  • Fitness to Plead

  • Cognitive functioning and impact to form intent

  • Autistic Spectrum Condition and impact on functioning

  • Murder

  • Manslaughter

  • Sexual Offending

  • Violence

  • Arson

  • Contribution of addiction to criminal behaviour

  • Psychological Disorders, including anxiety disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 

  • Assessment of future sexual, physical and domestic violence

 

Pre-Proceedings

  • Our experts have vast experience of assisting Local Authorities at the pre-proceedings stage.

  • Assessments will identify the relevant psychological issues and provide treatment recommendations for families experiencing difficulties.  

  • Assessments conducted at such an early stage can guide those working with the family to appropriate future interventions, input and planning which aim to help the family avoid court proceedings. 

  • The Family Law Proceedings section above provides examples of the types of issues that may also need addressing at the pre-proceedings stage.  

  • Call us to discuss the case and the most relevant type of assessment that might assist the family you are working with.

 

 

Court of Protection

  • Assessment of a person's capacity to: 

    • instruct a solicitor

    • manage their own affairs / finances

    • make decisions

    • understand the proceedings etc.

  • Deputyship Applications

To find the most suitable and experienced expert witness for your needs, please contact us in order that we can discuss your requirements.  We will provide you with expert CV’s, costs and timescales to assist with your application.