Sam Parham speaks at the Annual Grange Conference, the Medico-Legal Event of the Year for Mental Health Professionals

Thursday 29 September 2016

Sam Parham of Garden Court Chambers was invited to speak at the prestigious Annual Grange Conference, the Medico-Legal Event of the Year for Mental Health Professionals, on the topic of testing expert psychiatric evidence.

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The event was attended by a large group of consultant psychiatrists and psychologists. Other speakers included Lord Toulson, former Justice of the Supreme Court, and HHJ Bayliss QC of Leeds Crown Court.

Sam gave a practical guide to the expectations that lawyers have of expert witnesses and spoke about the methods that barristers use to cross-examine mental health professionals.

Sam discussed the fitness to plead process in criminal courts and the impact that high quality psychiatric evidence can have on the presentation of defence cases.

Sam Parham is a member of the Garden Court Chambers Crime Team.

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