Forrest MLS provides expert medico-legal reports (MLRs) documenting the physical and psychological results of torture and other human rights abuses.
All our reports are wholly compliant with the Istanbul Protocol and other recognised international standards, along with the relevant court directions for expert witnesses.
Forrest MLS accepts referrals from legal practitioners in the form of detailed instructions to an expert witness.
We produce Medico-legal reports (MLRs) in timely fashion and offer training to increase the availability of expertise in this area. Although precise figures do not exist, we estimate that, where clinical evidence may be relevant to a claim for international protection, fewer than a quarter of all cases are currently offered a medical examination and the documentation of that evidence.
Forrest MLS is proud to collaborate with Criterion A, expert Psychological Services who specialist in providing psychological medico-legal reports following alleged traumatic events, in particular gross human rights violations, including torture, trafficking, slavery and war.
All our reports are internally reviewed and audited to ensure they are fully effective and comply with the duty to the court required of an expert witness. This quality control process means that all our clinicians work to the same high standards.