Prof. Keith Rix - Healthcare, Forensics
For 40 years I have provided expert evidence in personal injury litigation, including clinical negligence cases, the criminal jurisdiction, coroners’ courts, capacity, professional regulatory and employment cases and in capital cases in the Caribbean and Africa.
I am Visiting Professor of Medical Jurisprudence, University of Chester, and Honorary Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. My main interests are the education, training and support of expert witnesses. I am a member of the Membership Committee of the Expert Witness Institute (EWI) and a member of the Family Justice Council’s Experts in the Family Justice System Committee. I am Expert Witness Lead for the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine (FFLM) and the Royal College of Physicians.
I have again been involved in organising The Grange Annual Conference for psychiatrists engaged in medicolegal work. This year’s judicial lectures will be given by The Hon Mr Maurice Collins, The Supreme Court, Ireland, and Mr Justice David Williams, High Court of England and Wales.
This year has seen the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) make my feedback tool, ‘Multisource Assessment of Expert Practice’ (MAEP), available to all expert witnesses and not just psychiatrists (https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/improving-care/ccqi/multi-source-feedback/maep). The MAEP team has also taken over distribution of my monthly ‘Expert Witness Matters’ newsletter for psychiatrists and psychologists. I send out a similar newsletter through the FFLM to forensic physicians and other medical experts.