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MEDICOLEGAL and EXPERT WITNESS

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John Eakin has been carrying out medicolegal assessments and reports for lawyers and for courts and tribunals for more than 15 years and has acted as an expert witness in Belfast and Dublin. Casework has included the following:

• educational difficulties following accident or injury
• severe and profound learning disabilities
• special educational needs (SEN)
• head injuries (especially following RTAs)
• victims of child abuse and child sexual abuse
• post-traumatic stress disorder
• victims of terrorist attacks
• learning difficulties
• dyslexia (children and adults)
• cerebral palsy
• disabilities following birth injury
• psychological issues (eg. learning difficulties, fitness to plead, ADHD, English as a second language) affecting criminal cases
• disability discrimination.

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