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Dr Sohom Das

Nicholas House
Harrow Crown Court, River Front

Contact Person: Dr Sohom Das
Qualifications: MBChB MRCPsych BSc MSc
Occupation: Consultant General & Forensic Psychiatrist

Dr Sohom Das MBChB MRCPsych BSc MSc

Consultant General & Forensic Psychiatrist

Dr Sohom Das has extensive experience in undertaking medico-legal assessments. He regularly prepares high-quality reports on a number of psychiatric issues for a variety of courts, including the Criminal Court, Civil Court, Immigration Tribunals and Mental Health Review Tribunals, and has authored in excess of 500 reports in his career. His specialist areas of expertise include:

Civil court work

  • High value and complex personal injury cases
  • High value and complex clinical negligence cases - including Breach of Duty, Causation, and Prognosis and Condition
  • Historical sexual abuse
  • Psychiatric consequences of a wide range of incidents and accidents - including post-traumatic stress disorder, issues at work and physical disability
  • Recommendations for psychiatric treatment
  • AvMA and APIL approved expert
  • 45% Claimant / 35% Defendant / 20% joint instruction

Criminal court work

  • Fitness to plead
  • Defendants’ mental state at the time of offences
  • Mental health disposals - including hospital orders, restriction orders and community orders
  • Mental health defences - including not guilty by reason of insanity, diminished responsibility and automatism
  • Capacity to form intent / mens rae
  • Risk assessments - including violence, sexual offending and risk of reoffending
  • Assessments carried out on male, female and adolescent defendants in secure hospitals, prisons and court

Other areas of expertise

  • Mental health review tribunal reports
  • Parole Board reports - including giving oral evidence
  • Immigration tribunal reports
  • Family court reports
  • Employment tribunal reports - including grievance investigation assessments
  • Formal capacity assessments
  • Psychiatric assessments for housing issues

Dr Das can take instructions on behalf of either claimant or defendant or as a Single Joint Expert. He offers unlimited free telephone consultations to solicitors about any medico-legal case. His consultation rooms are based in North London, though he is able to travel to assessments.

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