Medicolegal Feedback

Easy and approachable. Easy to liaise with to arrange an appointment. Instructions were clearly fully read and understood as evidenced by the detailed report provided by Dr Cahill. Easy to follow report formatting. Provided a well set out opinion taking into account both the injured persons reporting and their medical history and records. Dr Cahill’s report being supported and evidenced with well set out appendices

Will Clayton, OCL Solicitors

Dr Cahill provided an independent review of the care provided to one of West London’s patients, supporting a complex complaint response. The work carried out was extremely detailed and in-depth and covered all of the elements that the Trust had asked be considered in the scope of the review in a way that was accessible to the team that needed to use the information. Additionally, the review was received early which also supported the Trust response. Faced with similar issues in the future, the Trust would be more than happy to use Dr Cahill’s knowledge and experience again.

Adam Lamb, Quality and Patient Safety Manager, West London NHS Trust

Dr Cahill has provided a report on a medico legal matter for me. His report was balanced and clearly written, making it easy to understand. He addressed all relevant issues and dealt with follow up questions in a timely manner. The process of instructing Dr Cahill through to receipt of his report have all been dealt with in a prompt and efficient manner. I can recommend Dr Cahill and will use in him again

Cynthia Marshall, Senior Solicitor, Newtons Solicitors

The evidence of Dr Cahill in the matter of Re ER (before Lieven J) changed the whole trajectory of the case, and his expert report is quoted (at length) in the judgment. I would unhesitatingly recommend Dr Cahill to colleagues in sensitive and difficult cases, and on a personal level, he is an absolute pleasure to work with

Emma Sutton, Barrist, Serjeants' Inn

I have worked with Dr Cahill for a number of years in a variety of complex cases in the Court of Protection, I have also worked with Dr Cahill pre-proceedings where specialist advice is needed to assist treating clinicians in formulating relevant treatment plans. Dr Cahill is extremely quick to respond to queries, is able to identify the core issues in a case, and significantly is able explain extremely difficult issues in a straightforward manner - which is absolutely essential in challenging court proceedings

Emma Sutton, Barrister, Serjeants' Inn

Dr Cahill has assisted in preparing reports for a number of my clients. They have consistently been thorough and balanced, addressing everything that was asked of him and more. His speed and efficiency in communication is excellent. He is always happy to answer follow up queries and is again, balanced and robust when it comes to Part 35 questions and joint statements. I would recommend for future clients and medicolegal work in general.

Stephanie Clark, Solicitor, Irwin Mitchell LLP

Your report was well drafted and thought through. You were also very quick to respond to queries over the telephone and via email, which has greatly assisted in getting the report served on time. You have also been accommodating in terms of conference availability.

Natassia Sinclair, Chartered Legal Executive, Weightmans LLP

We have instructed Dr Cahill on a number of matters over the last 12 months, and have had continuing contact with him in relation to longstanding cases in the time. His work is of a high standard. His understanding of the medicolegal issues that he must address and his obligations under the Civil Procedure Rules is very good. His reports are detailed and thorough and we are entirely happy with the standard of reports he produces. He provides realistic turnaround times and when outside factors mean the ETA has to alter he notifies us. When matters are complex and require consideration in conference or questions arise, he will make time for those additional discussions. We are entirely happy with the level of professionalism he exhibits

Mark Aldridge, Director, Liddys Solicitors

Dr Cahill provided accurate time estimates in advance of producing his report and then followed this up with regular communication after he was instructed. The report itself was thorough, had a clear understanding of the legal principles and it was in a well structured format that ensured complex medical explanations could be understood. I look forward to working with him in the future

Lucy Crawford, Senior Associate, RWK Goodman

Dr Cahill provided a detailed and thoughtful updated report within 3 days in relation to an urgent matter which was heard in the Court of Protection at the High Court. He also responded to further questions raised by the Official Solicitor at very short notice and again in a detailed and thoughtful manner. Without Dr Cahill’s responsiveness and expertise, the matter would not have been able to conclude so quickly which was in the interests of all involved, in particular the patient and her family. All of the parties involved and the Judge who heard this matter specifically commented that Dr Cahill’s clear, well written and timely reports and further responses were much appreciated and of great assistance to the Court.

Catherine Flannery, Browne Jacobson LLP

Dr Cahill has assisted us by preparing a Part 35 expert report in a complex traumatic brain injury case. Our client sustained a traumatic brain and subsequently developed an eating disorder. We have been very impressed by the quality of Dr Cahill’s reports and the insight that he has been able to give us on such a complex case. The reports are well formatted and well-written. Dr Cahill always responds to emails and queries in a timely manner and will often go out of his way to assist with any requests that we have. Due to the complexities we (and our client’s treating team) have asked Dr Cahill to liaise with the treating team directly (with both parties’ consent) on our client’s treatment; he has always been more than happy to assist. This request is sometimes made at short notice, due to the ever-changing position of our client’s health, and Dr Cahill has always made every effort to assist. I would not hesitate to recommend him to a colleague or to instruct him again

Peri Baldwin, Irwin Mitchell

I thought your report was excellent and addressed all of the necessary issues. I was very grateful for the speed in which you were able to complete the report in time for my client's tribunal. I have added you to our approved expert list in the event we require an expert in the future. I would not hesitate to recommend you to others.

Laura Wilson, Solicitor, O'Donnells Solicitors

Training Feedback

The training was involving, informative, interactive, inclusive, humorous and very useful. Normally struggle with online training, but this just sped by- it was so organized and Matthew is a master on his subject and delivering what was a tour de force -cannot praise him highly enough- class act

George, AMHP, Essex County Council

It was really well received. I have had a lot of positive feedback including - how knowledgeable and passionate you are, your engaging presentation style, people felt really engaged and commented that the information and material were really relevant to their role

Bridget Bowden, Leicestershire AMHP Learning & Development Co-ordinator

Really relevant to AMHP and community work, excellent engaging trainer, motivating and inspiring. went away feeling I had actually learnt something which will be invaluable in practice- felt confident in knowledge and experience of trainer. Have already recommended to colleagues and externally value of this training

Claire Purchese, Essex Social Care Academy

This training enlightened me about one of the most challenging areas that community MH services have to deal with. The delivery and content were excellent and I feel genuinely more empowered as a practitioner. Thank you

Anonymous, Essex County Council

‘Excellent, great speaker, engaging and pitched at the correct level’ ‘Very usable information. very engaging speaker who obviously has a very good practical experience and knowledge.’’ ‘For someone, like myself who is new to the field I would highly recommend this training day.’

Feedback, HC-UK Training

Of the evaluations received, they were 100% positive. It was described as instructive, helpful, worthwhile. There was an overwhelming theme that the information was directly relevant to what was needed...most relevant and best training that they have attended as AMHP’s.

David Cooke, Cheshire AMHP Partnership - Programme Coordinator, Cheshire West and Chester Council

The feedback from both training days was excellent and so pass on my thanks to Dr Cahill for such an informative and well developed training programme. Positive comments included: • Excellent session – gave time for discussion and answered questions/clarified • Really interesting and informative day, a lot of ground covered

Simone Eagling, Mental Health Governance Officer, Cumbria

An excellent course. I would highly recommend to any professional. It has given me more confidence to complete a Mental Health Act Assessment of this nature

Female, 47, Approved Mental Health Professional - Lancashire County Council

Excellent. Enjoyable and informative, held our interest. Enthusiastic and committed speaker. Highly recommended

Male, 46, Approved Mental Health Professional, Lancashire County Council

Thank you. Very informative and learnt a lot. Easy to understand. Not as scared now! I'm going to tell the others to apply.

Female, 29, Approved Mental Health Professional, Lancashire County Council

I felt all the content was excellent and very useful. I wish that this training was part of the package for AMHP training

Female, 32, Approved Mental Health Professional, East Cheshire County Council

I really enjoyed this day. Perfect pitch and balance between formal and informal. It's so good to have training provided by a practitioner whose passion comes over so well. Very challenging and thought provoking. Thank you.

Male, 45, Approved Mental Health Professional, East Cheshire County Council