Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
A not-for-profit organisation representing injured people

Understanding psychological evidence in personal injury reports

All levels - 1 hour

(Please note that the number of CPD hours may be subject to change)

Having instructed an expert to provide psychological evidence and opinion, the lawyer has the unenviable task of both understanding the language and opinion of the expert and also explain this to their client. 

In this seminar the process of arriving at an expert psychological opinion and the meaning and implications of this opinion are discussed. 

  • The medico-legal trail and five key questions
  • Flow chart of interviewing and reporting issues
  • Claimant motivation for obtaining psychological report
  • Trauma-related diagnoses and severity
  • Relevance of pre-index event history
  • Duration and prognosis
  • Psychological aspects of chronic pain
  • Reviewing medical notes: consistency with interview data
  • Post-interview contact between lawyer and expert
  • Summary: Key postulates for robust psychological evidence


1 person - member/accredited firm: £65 + VAT
1 person - non-member: £65 + VAT
Small office (2 - 6 people): £105 + VAT
Large office (7 people or more): £160 + VAT
Whole organisation (All staff at all offices): £320 + VAT


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22 Nov 2021

On-demand recording
From 22 Nov 2021 to 22 May 2022