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Mock Trial: Neuropsychological testing in the COVID age: the case for teleneuropsychology


Brian Cummins questions Consultant Neuro-Psychologist, Dr Nicolas Priestley in Irwin Mitchell’s webinar on neuropsychological testing in the COVID age. In their flagship annual event, hosted by Matthew Brown over 130 delegates joined the event on line.

The focus of this virtual event was the growing trend for neuropsychological assessments to be carried out remotely, and whether this practice is a sound basis for the provision of robust neuropsychological evidence for the Court.

Dr Nicolas Priestley, is one of the most eminent and respected neuropsychologists working in medico legal practice today. Topics for discussion included:

  • Whether to conduct assessments remotely, face to face, or at all.
  • Suitability of Clients for such assessments.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of remote assessment.
  • Pitfalls and handy tips for preparation, and the assessment itself.
  • Data Protection, GDPR, and confidentiality issues.
  • Factors likely to influence the validity of remote assessments.
  • Review of Witness statements and other document / records.
  • Potential variations required to CPR Part 35 Expert declarations.

To view the webinar, click here


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