We’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions to give you a fuller understanding of what we do and how we do it. If you have any further questions, please call us on 03300 889 000 or email our team.
We do work on legal aid cases, and Foresight offers a legal aid rate.
Absolutely. We provide a fully itemised quote that adheres to LAA expert guidelines.
Yes, we are.
We work for solicitors, the Crown Prosecution Service, barrister and private clients. Our experts are totally impartial, as you would expect no matter who instructs them.
Our experts are drawn from all over the UK, allowing Foresight to provide not only the best expert for your case but one who does not need to travel the length of the UK.
Our solicitor clients are based across the UK; from the south west to the north east and everywhere in between.
We pride ourselves on delivering a fast and effective response to all expert witness requirements. Our experts can file reports between two to four weeks from formal instruction. On occasion though we have turned around reports within 24 hours.
We guarantee to send you a quote and details of at least one appropriate expert within 24 hours.
We are specialists in providing experts for solicitors at very short notice; even as they are on the court steps.
We will always work within your timescales, so assessments will be carried out and reports sent to you within the time you require them.
Our experts work in an array of disciplines including psychology, psychiatry, medicine, forensic IT and forensic accountancy. We also have experts in general practice, paediatrics, toxicology, forensic medicine, forensic science, veterinary science and handwriting. This list is not exhaustive and we can find an expert in any discipline.
Our account managers are skilled in assessing each case to determine the type of expert/s required, and can guide you in making a decision. Foresight provides hundreds of reports each year so you can be sure we will have experience in similar cases to yours.
Our experienced account managers can work with you and your case to determine the type of expert you need and the disciplines required to produce the assessment and/or report that is needed.
Always. All of our experts are experienced in giving evidence in court, and all have a wealth of experience in doing so. We adhere to a robust vetting procedure to ensure that all of our experts are leaders in their field and have appropriate experience in assessments and reports for court proceedings.
We have a number of experts for whom immigration is their area of expertise and all of them are familiar with the Istanbul Protocol 2004.
All of our psychiatry experts are Section 12 qualified.
When we receive your instruction we will respond within 24 hours with a quote and suitable experts. When you have chosen your expert and sent through a purchase order, we will instruct the expert for your case, making a note of your timescales.
You will need to send through any relevant paperwork for the case.
Our account managers are here to keep you informed and will guide you through the process, reminding you about any part you need to play.
No. Expert travel costs are included in your original quote.
Once an expert assessment has taken place we will send through the report to you. We will liaise with you at every step of the process to ensure that you are fully informed at every stage.
If at any stage you need further information or assistance, our account managers are on hand to answer any questions.
After briefing an account manager, and upon receipt of a signed purchase order, we will instruct the relevant expert/s.
Most clients generally use BACS but we also accept cheques. We do not accept credit cards.
You do not generally need to be present when the expert/s carries out their assessment, but on certain matters a third party might be required to attend. We will organise all travel and appointments and ensure that the expert is aware of what is expected of them.
Assessments of clients who are not incarcerated can take place at a number of locations including solicitor’s offices, home visits or local healthcare centres.
We use the Criminal Justice Secure eMail service in order to receive and send sensitive data in a secure way. Foresight is also registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) under the registration reference ZA105571
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