Comprehensive Psychological Expert Witness Service

Lighthouse Psychology are leading providers in the provision of a comprehensive psychological expert witness service in the areas of family, criminal and private law proceedings. We cover clinical, forensic and educational disciplines in psychology


Specifically, the following assessments are undertaken using psychometric testing and diagnostic interview protocol.

  • Attachment assessments

  • Assessment of parenting skills

  • Sibling assessments

  • Cognitive assessments

  • Educational needs assessment

  • Child abuse

  • Family assessment

  • Forensic risk assessment

  • Learning disability assessment

  • Substance abuse

  • Domestic violence

  • Contact

  • Placement and treatment needs

Assessment Information

Lighthouse Psychology provides adult cognitive functioning, emotional and forensic (risk) psychological assessments or a combination of these where required.

We are also pleased to undertake learning disability assessments and capacity to plead assessments.

We have a team of Consultant Chartered Child Psychologists who specialise in the assessment and treatment of children.

This commonly would entail the assessment of the parents, the children and members of the extended family, e.g. grandparents and might typically include the following areas:- cognitive and emotional assessment of all parties, the observation of contact between parents and children and where appropriate prospective kinship carers. The actual psychological assessment would depend on the questions raised in the letter of instruction received from the lead solicitor.

Lighthouse Psychology Experts

Lighthouse Psychology is comprised of a team of highly qualified psychologists. All psychological reports are prepared in house.  We are not a referral agency.  This also enables us to provide an immediate response to requests from solicitors and barristers (often from court) providing:

  • Availability of specific experts (Psychologists and Psychiatrists) and their CV’s

  • Estimate of costs

  • Provisional booking of experts

  • Court availability of experts

All expert witnesses are experienced and practising Chartered Consultant Psychologists who hold full membership with the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI), British Psychological Society (BPS), Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), hold personal indemnity insurance and are Gardaí and CRB checked. All will have completed La Touche or Bond Solon expert witness training.