Sintim Limited

Sintim Limited is a Medico-legal Consulting and Expert Witness Practice.

About Dr Obed O Bekoe

Expert Witness

I have been undertaking independent medico-legal work since 2008. My expertise covers all aspects of General Adult Psychiatric conditions, Substance Use Disorders (disorders related to drugs and alcohol use) and Forensic Psychiatry including: Schizophrenia and other psychotic conditions; Depression and Bipolar disorder; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma/stress-related disorders; Personality Disorders; Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD); Factitious disorders (Munchausen syndrome); Drugs/alcohol-related disorders; risk assessment e.g. deliberate self-harm/suicide attempt, violence; Parental assessment; Mental Capacity assessment.

I have written numerous reports that are compliant with the relevant laws and procedures for the purposes of the Criminal, Civil and Coroner’s Courts; Family/Children proceedings, Immigration proceedings. In so doing, I have addressed various issues, including: mental state at the time of the offence, culpability; insanity defence; diminished responsibility; fitness to plead; sentencing and psychiatric disposal options; and clinical negligence. I have given expert evidence under cross-examination at the Courts and Tribunals.

I regularly undertake academic and professional activities to improve my skills and expertise. I have relevant knowledge of the Laws and Practice Directions in relation to criminal and civil litigations and other legal framework.

I am an Accredited Expert Witness, having attained the Cardiff University Law School/Bond Solon (CUBS) Civil and Criminal Expert Witness Certificates. I have participated in various medico-legal training activities and conferences: Corporate Investigation Officers training; Excellence in Written Evidence and Courtroom Skills; Criminal Law, Procedure & Best Practice; Civil Law, Procedure and Best Practice.

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Consultant Psychiatrist/Expert Witness

Mental Health Act S12 Status

Approved Clinician/Section 12(2) since 2000

Expert Witness Accreditation

Cardiff University Law School/Bond Solon - Civil and Criminal Expert Witness Certificate

NHS Post

Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry since 2003 at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Other Roles

Royal College of Psychiatrists MRCPsych Examiner; Advisor: to CCG Mental Health Panel; Medical Appraiser; Corporate/Case Investigation Officer; Accredited Educational/Clinical Supervisor (postgraduates)


Expert Witness (see profile)
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Medical Protection Society


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Medico-legal Consulting and Expert Witness Practice since 2008. Our Expert Witness services include Criminal proceedings, Civil litigation, Coroner’s Inquest, Family/Children proceedings.

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