LSANI - General authority pilot for the use of psychiatrists and psychologists as expert witnesses in public law Children Order cases in the Family Proceedings court

Date published: 22 January 2021

This General Authority allows expert psychiatrists and psychologists to be deployed as expert witnesses in Public Children Order Proceedings in the Family Proceedings Court without prior authority, providing a Certificate for legal aid has been granted by the Legal Services Agency and the work will be done within the limits in the General Authority.


The pilot will be in effect on or after 25 January 2021 and is expected to run for a period of 12 months.

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