I instructed Joanna Booty earlier this year in the capacity of an independent expert social worker for a complex case
I was preparing for an appeal to the First-tier Tribunal.
The purpose of the instruction was to explore issues of capacity and the appropriateness
The independent assessment involved considerable work of considering extensive disclosure, discussing conflicting views with numerous members of the multi-disciplinary team, face to face client assessment and following the legal principles initially highlighted.
Joanna was chosen as the appropriate expert for this case following my previous workings on a mutual client’s case.
Joanna had particular attention to detail and provided significant detail within the independent evidence produced which allowed for the ease of management of the case afterwards. Joanna was prompt and kept in line with the deadlines originally requested.
I have recommended Joanna to other colleague for consideration of an expert witness on their mental health or court of protection cases and would not hesitate to use Joanna again.