Dr Lak Ramachandran  

Dr Lak Ramachandran

MBBS, Dip. Mental Health, MRCPsych, CCT (Forensic Psych), PG Dip. Clin Neuropsych

Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

Psychiatry
Medicolegal Mental Health Ltd
PO Box 1236
WARRINGTON
Lancashire
WA4 9QF
Some of the common issues that I address in my medico-legal reports include the following:

Fitness to be interviewed.
Fitness to plead and stand trial.
Defences and other criminal issues (e.g. Intent; Insanity; Automatism; Diminished Responsibility etc.).

Sentencing options including:
Disposals under the Mental Health Act 1983.
Community sentences.

Risk assessments:
Risk of Sexual Violence Protocol (RSVP).
Violence risk assessment using HCR 20.
Psychopathy checklist - revised (PCL-R).
International Personality Disorder Inventory (IPDE).
Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry (SCAN).

Recommendations to first tier tribunal (Mental Health):
Comments on criteria of detention.
Level of security required in the case of clients in secure mental health services.
Suitability for discharge from hospital.
Suitable frameworks for management in the community.
Assess suitability of the framework of Mental Capacity Act 2005 in managing a client as opposed to the frame work of Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007).

Offender with brain injury.

 

Additional Information:

Regional Limits:

Yes
Tamil & Hindi

Expert Witness Work:

Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No

 

Expert Witness Activity:

20%
80%
0%
6

21

Lawyer Consultation:

Yes