Legal

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Dr Bird has provided reports and expert witness testimony to the Courts and to social care since 2001. In that time he has assessed the impact of a wide range of factors on the wellbeing of children, including:

  • Family attachment patterns
  • Parenting capacity within care proceedings
  • Family functioning
  • Capacity assessments in all forms of legal proceeding
  • Intellectual / cognitive assessments
  • Mental health assessments
  • Risk assessments around sexual and physical violence
  • Care planning
  • Children with emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • Adults and young people involved in criminal proceedings
  • Autism Spectrum Conditions

Simon has received consistently positive feedback for his legal work, both in terms of the quality of his reports and his testimony in the Courts. He presents his opinion in a detailed but clear way, aiming to avoid jargon.  He always ensures that his opinion is clearly linked to the assessment information that he gathers, and explains how that information is relevant to the issues in question.

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