Medico-Legal

FORENSIC PSYCHIATRISTS

Our Medico-Legal Team has expertise in psychiatric assessment and treatment of clients with a wide range of forensic issues. Our Medico-Legal team is able to prepare timely and comprehensive reports addressing civil and criminal issues.

Our Psychiatrists are based in Western Sydney reducing the need for your clients to travel long distances to keep appointments. If required our Psychiatrists can see your clients in custody to assist the speedy finalisation of their Court matters.

Civil Legal Issues

We are able to treat patients with work and motor accident related injuries.Our Medico-Legal team is accredited with the Motor Accident Authority and Workcover (NSW). We can perform assessments of impairment using the Psychiatric Impairment Rating Scale (PIRS).

Our Medico-Legal team can consult on civil fitness issues as applies to testamentary capacity and financial management. We can assist in matters involving appeals to the Social Security Appeals Tribunal (SSAT) and Administrive Appeals Tribunal (AAT). We have extensive experience with civil Mental Health Review Tribunal matters

Criminal Legal Issues

Most of our Forensic Psychiatrist’™s hold appointments to Justice Health and as such have extensive experience in treatment and reporting in patients within the criminal jurisdiction. We are able to provide reports addressing s32/s33 matters in the Local Court. We have expertise in providing reports of addressing fitness, substantial impairment and the mental illness defence.

Our Medico-Legal team can provide evidence based reports addressing Risk Assessment for future offending using standardised assessment instruments such as the HCR-20 and PCL-R. We have experience in treatment and ongoing reporting in patient in the forensic Mental Health Review Tribunal. We have experience in managing special offender groups such as sex offenders, anti-androgen treatment, stalkers, arsonists and elderly cognitively impaired offenders

Dr Ted CassidyDR TED CASSIDY

Dr Ted Cassidy is a Conultant psychiatrist at The Hills Clinic. He has an interest in mood and anxiety disorders, young people with psychosis and disorders of the elderly. Ted has appointments to Justice Health and Northside West Private Hospital. Ted is a Lecturer for the University of Western Sydney Undergraduate Medical Programme. Ted has completed Fellowship training in Medico-Legal Psychiatry and is a member of the RANZCP section of Forensic Psychiatry.Ted is active in preparing reports for civil and criminal jurisdictions. He has prepared reports for Justice Health, LegalAid, DPP and NSW Court Liaison service.Ted is an accredited Workcover and Motor Accidents Authority Assessor and is happy to consult on civil medico-legal matters.

DR SEAN YENSON

Dr Yenson consults on a large range of general psychiatric conditions. His areas of interest include, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and psychosis. He is also a Visiting Medical Officer at Campbelltown hospital. He is available for general psychiatric consultation at The Hills Clinic Castle hill on Wednesdays and our Hornsby office on Mondays.

Dr Usman MalikDR USMAN MALIK

Dr Malik consults on a large range of general psychiatric conditions, offering both psychotherapy and biological treatments. His areas of interest include; mood and anxiety disorders and early psychosis. Dr Malik works at the Hills Clinic on Thursdays.