Dr Ravi Lingam MB ChB MRCPsych

Member of British Psychoanalytic Council


Newcastle Upon Tyne



I receive regular instruction to prepare reports for criminal, family and civil proceedings and am able to undertake work nationwide. Consulting clinic in Newcastle on Tyne, Gateshead, Durham, Leeds, York, Carlisle and Edinburgh in addition solicitor’s offices, home assessment or prison.

Appointments are available weekdays, evenings and weekends. Preparation time to complete a report is usually 1 – 2 weeks, however, in certain circumstances I am able to provide a service within 24 hours. Fees for my work are capped and I am compliant with the LSC.

Areas of expertise

  • Fitness to plead and stand trial
  • Psychiatry assessment
  • Young offenders
  • Parole board assessments
  • Mental health review tribunals
  • Severe mental disorder
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Personality disorder
  • Substance abuse
  • Civil law
  • Personal injury
  • Employment tribunals
  • Risk assessment
  • Diminished responsibility
  • Intent
  • Insanity
  • Sleep Disorders and Automatism
  • Loss of control
  • Mentally disordered offenders: Including Disposal under the Mental Health Act 1983 and community sentences
  • Sex offenders
  • Family law
  • Psychiatric assessment of parents and child protection

Relevant Clinical Experience

Dr. Lingam has been a Consultant Psychiatrist in the NHS for 16 years and has an extensive range of clinical experience in working in secure and community settings. He is Consultant to the Medical Management in Sexual Arousal Services in HM Prisons and Probation Services. He is approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983 as amended by the Mental Health Act 2007.

Dr. Lingam is the Lead Clinician in the nationally commissioned secure forensic personality disorder services in St Nicholas’ Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne. He has extensive experience in assessing and treating individuals suffering complex personality disturbance, trauma and severe mental illness. Dr. Lingam is also trained and has experience in the use of personality and risk (including risk of violence) assessment tools. He has specialist experience in the risk assessment of individuals who are a risk to themselves and mentally disordered offenders who are deemed primarily a risk to others.