Medico-legal and expert witness speech and language therapy services for children and adults in Birmingham, Solihull and across the UK.
Adult Acquired Neurological Speech, Language and Swallowing Difficulties
Elizabeth Ackroyd regularly provides high quality speech and language therapy medico-legal and expert witness reports for legal proceedings for adults with acquired neurological speech, language and swallowing difficulties. Elizabeth has experience of giving evidence in court as a professional witness. She produces evidence-based speech and language therapy medico-legal and expert witness reports for:
- Personal injury medico-legal speech and language therapy reports
- Head injury as a result of road traffic accident, industrial accident or sports injury
- Medical negligence resulting in speech, language or swallowing difficulties medico-legal reports
- Criminal legal cases
- Determining the ability of a client with speech and language difficulties to be a witness in court
- Medico-legal and expert witness speech and language therapy reports relating to acquired speech and language and swallowing disorders
- Breach of duty reports
She can produce medico-legal reports within a short time frame if this is required. Elizabeth has undertaken specialist training in excellence in medico-legal report writing and courtroom skills. Elizabeth is based in Solihull, the West Midlands and at Harley Street in London but she regularly produces high quality medico-legal reports across the United Kingdom.
She receives approximately five medico-legal referrals a month and is an expert witness on a large number of specialist panels. She also works with a large number of medico-legal reporting agencies as their expert in producing medico-legal speech and language therapy reports.
Paediatric Medico-legal and Expert Witness Reports including Tribunals
We are also able to provide comprehensive speech and language therapy reports for SENDIST/SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) including reports and appearance at tribunals across the UK. Our Paediatric Consultant Speech and Language Therapist also regularly produces medico-legal and expert witness reports for children, including medical negligence, birth injury and brain injury. Contact us today for a copy of her CV, our terms of engagement or to discuss your needs further.
We accept referrals for speech and language therapy medico-legal reports by telephone, email, or via the contact form at the bottom of this page of the website.
Medico-legal and Expert Witness Fees
Fees will be based on an hourly rate for:
- Consultation with solicitor and client
- Preparatory reading of reports and medical notes
- Assessment of client
- Preparation of expert witness/ medico-legal report
- Attendance at court
- Any other activity jointly agreed
Elizabeth is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She has completed additional post graduate training in expert witness for speech and language therapists from Bond Solon.
She also has experience of acting as a non-registered intermediary for vulnerable defendants with speech, language and communication needs. An assessment of your client’s speech and language will be undertaken and a comprehensive report produced outlining do’s and don’ts for communicating with the individual. Attendance at the Ground Rules hearing and throughout the court process is an integral part of this service. She has recent undertaken intermediary training with the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and City Law School, London.
Elizabeth's medico-legal reporting service is based in Solihull. However she regularly receives instructions from all over the UK to undertake medico-legal work in both adult speech and language therapy needs. She also provides reports from her Harley Street London speech therapy practice. If you require a high quality and responsive medico-legal service contact Elizabeth today.