Areas of expertise include:
Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist,NHS, UK – since 2004.
Principal Clinical Teacher, Imperial College Medical School, UK – since 2021.
Senior Lecturer, Imperial College Medical School, UK- 2005 to 2021.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, AUC Medical School US – since 2019.
Approved under S12 and approved clinician for purpose of mental health act.
Extensive experience as an expert witness in civil, criminal and family proceedings spanning over 15 years assisting Courts and Tribunals with written and oral expert evidence since 2005. Provides regular psychiatric expert reports on instructions of defence, prosecution and the Courts, including acting as single joint expert.
Civil Proceedings: regularly provides ‘condition and prognosis’ expert reports in cases of mental /psychological injury such as Post-Traumatic Stress, Depressive and Anxiety, as a consequence of trauma, abuse or accidents; road traffic/workplace accidents, violent crimes, torture, fires, war, explosions and medical negligence. Provides regular assessments for ‘The UK Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority’, the UK Government Agency dealing with compensation claims from victims of a violent crimes as well as for ‘The Centre for Health and Disability Assessments’ on behalf of ‘UK Veterans’ and ‘The Department for Work and Pensions’.
Criminal proceedings: provides expert reports on defendants who have/suspected to have mental health problems; assessments of ‘fitness to plea and stand trial, mens rea, capacity/state of mind at the time of offence(s), disposals and vulnerabilities.
Employment tribunals: provides expert reports, including as a single joint expert, in relation to cases of alleged mental injury due to discrimination, bullying and harassment in the workplace or alleged unfair dismissal on grounds of mental disability. Familiar with criteria of The Equality Act 2010.
Family Proceedings; provides expert reports in cases of custody disputes involving parents with mental health problems, including disputes with local authorities. Capacity Assessment; assessments of mental capacity for suspected mental disorders in adults.
Expert witness Training attended extensive medico-legal and expert witness related training, including the Bond Solon Expert Witness Courses on ‘Excellence in Report Writing’, ‘Court Room Skills’, ‘Cross Examination’ and ‘Civil Law & Procedure’ in England and Wales.
Mental Health Act was a member of ‘Mental Health Act 1983- amended 07 Implementation Group’ overseeing the introduction of the new Act at the Trust and delivering large-scale lectures on the changes around the UK.
Dr Sam Nayrouz.