Dr Ley has prepared expert psychiatric reports and given expert witness evidence in Court on the instruction of the defence, CPS, Probation and at the direction of the Court, covering issues such as fitness to plead, insanity, diminished responsibility, capacity to form intent, mental illness, disposal, and the imposition of civil orders. He has also prepared a large number of reports on parents involved in Child Protection cases and Care proceedings. He has been trained in and have extensive experience of assessing Risk of Harm to others.
The principle tools he uses are the Hare Psychopathy Checklist Revised version (PCL-R) and the Historical Clinical Risk Assessment (HCR 20). He is approved by the Secretary of State under Section 12 (2) of the Mental Health Act 1983 as having special experience in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorder since 1999.
Areas of Expertise
- Fitness To Plead
- Mental Illness
- Diminished Responsibility
- Male Mental Illness
- Capacity To Form Intent
- Disposal Imposition of Civil Orders
Courts or Tribunals: Clinical Negligence, Criminal and Offending, Employment, Family Court, Mental Health Tribunals, Occupational Health, Personal Injury, Psychiatric Assessment
Age groups: Adult
Psychological Specialisms: Adult Mental Health Problems, Domestic Abuse, Forensic, Mental Capacity, Personality Disorder, Sexual Offending, Substance Misuse, Trauma and PTSD