What kind of Medico-Legal Work do you do?
Dr Raman Sakhuja does work for the courts in Civil matters of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence.
What experience do you have in this field?
Dr Raman Sakhuja is an Expert Witness for Courts and has a Cardiff University Bond Solon (CUBS) Expert Witness Certificate after having been trained as an expert witness with Bond Solon. He has been preparing Psychiatric reports in Civil matters for over 18 years. He has also been recognised as a Tier 1 APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) Expert.
He is a member of the Expert Witness Institute (EWI). He is on the Register of UK Expert Witnesses and also a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). The ratios of instructions from solicitors are 60:30:10- Claimant: Defendant: Single Joint Expert.
The essence of being a good expert according to Dr Raman Sakhuja is to discharge their duty to the court, which remains their overriding duty. Demonstration of quality is dependent upon-
Dr Raman Sakhuja works with a range of Psychiatric conditions and their medico- legal aspects in Civil matters. These include:
From an examination and reporting perspective, there is no set time and it depends upon the complexity of the case, the amount of records to be reviewed, an influence of court deadlines etc.
A small track RTA claim may need around 8-14 hrs of work but cases of Brain Injury may require a more extensive examination and reporting is more complex. In more complex claims, ongoing involvement of the expert to help the courts is the norm till the conclusion of the case.
To be able to maintain the quality of the medico- legal work, Dr Raman Sakhuja keeps up to date by attending regular updates, webinars and/or conferences. From time to time, Dr Sakhuja takes feedback from the court regarding the quality of reports prepared by him AFTER the case has reached its conclusions.
( From Monday to Friday, doctors can be reached through phone for consultations. )
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