Legal Services

Since 2004 Dr Briers’ research in child development and his clinical work with children has led to multiple joint instructions by the Child and Family Courts of East and West Sussex.

Since he works clinically with adults as well, Dr Briers is equipped to evaluate both the emotional needs of children and the mental health needs and capacity of the adults in their lives.

Dr Briers can offer assessments involving the following issues:

  • Attachment
  • Risk assessments
  • Parenting capacity
  • Personality disorders
  • Placement issues
  • Child mental and emotional health
  • Substance misuse
  • Motivation to change
  • Fitness to plead/ witness reliability
  • Trauma and psychological injury
  • Cognitive Assessments
  • Parental alienation
  • Adult psychopathology


If you would like to enquire about Dr Briers’ current availability as an expert witness, please use the form to the right specifying “Expert Witness” in the subject line.