Our services come highly recommended. We have worked with a range of organisations and solicitors over the past few years, delivering services such as assessment, training, and consultancy. We have helped progress people ‘stuck’ in the system, who can typically be viewed as difficult to treat or work with, whether this is through identification of appropriate psychological treatment in prison, or progression to a different environment. We have worked on numerous criminal, prison, family, private, and immigration law cases for the defence and the prosecution. Below is a small selection of referrer comments:
Jacky East, Partner and Head of Prison Law, Howard & Byrne Solicitors:
“We are a specialist firm that deals with both criminal law and prison law. We have been working with Dr Tully and her associates for a number of years now. The skill and expertise of the team are excellent. Practitioners approach each case with dedication and empathy. The reports received are always comprehensive, very clearly written and easy to follow. I have had many cases over the years that have been significantly aided by the reports prepared by the Tully forensic psychology team. I have had the pleasure of working , in particular, with Dr Ruth Tully on several difficult cases, her knowledge and approach is second to none.
I am particularly impressed with the organisation of the team and their efficiency. Emails are always answered promptly and the logistics of a case in terms of assessment, timetabling reports and attendance at a hearing are never a problem. I have no hesitation in recommending them.”
“Sentencing was an absolutely fantastic result and I am very grateful to you for your assistance. The judge referred to your report in his sentencing remarks so it was definitely an influencing factor.”
David Nicholson, Dobsons Solicitors:
“My team has instructed Tully Forensic Psychology on a number of criminal law matters, in cases of varying complexity. The team are professional, approachable, and are highly competent experts in this field. I have been impressed by their balanced and helpful reports which have a genuine influence on case progression. Dr Tully is always happy to informally discuss a case and the merits of an assessment and I know that she will give an accurate appraisal. I cannot recommend enough.”
“When I first read your report, it impressed me as a very comprehensive assessment, unlike many psychological reports I have considered over the years. I was confident that it would go a long way to assisting my lay client at his sentence hearing, and I wasn’t wrong … in passing sentence the learned Judge made specific reference to the detail contained in your report as providing a basis for reducing what would otherwise have been a much more punitive sentence. Thank you. This was my first experience of using Tully Forensic Psychology, but on the strength of the quality of your service in this case, I will hereafter be recommending you to all my instructing Solicitors.”
“I am very grateful for the timely delivery of your report, and as ever professional and considered content.”
Victoria Lovett, Advocate, Carringtons Solicitors:
“Over the last two years, we have instructed Dr. Tully and her team of expert psychologists to undertake independent risk assessments on behalf of our prison law clients; the outcome being elaborate, persuasive and well-written reports in readiness for our parole cases.
Nothing is too much for this team of experts. Their style of working with our clients is approachable, flexible and nothing but professional. I have instructed several members of this team in cases of varying complexity; from those cases requiring a more general assessment of a prisoner’s risk of harm, to the more complex cases requiring assessments of personality disorder, learning disability and autism (to name a few). Indeed, it is pleasing to advocate that ‘Tully Forensic Psychology’ has an expert for every eventuality; each willing to take that step further.
The contents of the risk reports completed, can only be described as comprehensive, unequivocal and reliable. They provide you with the direction you require to advise clients on pathways of progression and treatment.
To conclude, I cannot fail to mention the competence and distinctive ability that this team maintains when attending Parole Board hearings on behalf of our clients. They provide myself and my clients with the confidence and backing expected when pursuing an application for progression. As expert witnesses, they are ready to explore, enhance and expand on their report recommendations, allaying inevitable and difficult challenges from a Parole Board panel. It is fair to say that they do not ‘sit on the fence’ and provide well-informed, independent opinions.
Next year, I move to London to pursue a career at the Bar. I hold no uncertainty when I say this…there will come a time when I will require the services of an expert psychologist in a criminal matter – Tully Forensic Psychology will be my first port of call.”
Dean Kingham, Head of Prison Law, Public Law and Crime, Swain & Co. Parole Board Lead for the Association of Prison Lawyers (APL):
“Swain and Co specialise in dealing with prisoners stuck in the system, high profile, and complex cases. We instruct psychologists regularly and require forensic psychologists at the forefront of their profession. We have always found Tully Forensic Psychology to be leaders in the world of forensic psychology. The team is lead by Dr Ruth Tully, whom has developed psychological research applicable to prisoners and rehabilitation. The reports are of great assistance to us in arguing that prisoners should move through the system, progress to open conditions, or be released. The team often face very probing questions from The Parole Board and are able to explain and develop the evidence within their reports extremely well. We have found the assessments and reports to be key components in arguing clients’ applications to The Parole Board. They are leaders in the world of forensic psychology.”
Anna Whittaker, Consultant Solicitor, Carringtons Solicitors:
“I have frequently instructed Dr Tully and her associates over a number of years, and found their service to be responsive, and approachable. Their reports are consistently thorough, objective, and persuasive with The Parole Board, and most importantly for me, the feedback I get from my clients about their interview style and human approach is positive. I would (and do) highly recommend Tully Forensic to colleagues, and will be continuing to use them regularly.”
Kirsty Rampling, Prison Law Supervisor, Birds Solicitors
“The teams I have worked in have used Tully Forensic Psychology for a number of years. The reports are of an extremely high quality and have been commented on being ‘some of the best’ by The Parole Board. The evidence of a number of psychologists has been second to none, and has secured progression and / or release for a number of prisoners when there has been no support from prison professional witnesses. In our experience, the most outstanding members of the team are Dr Jennifer Bamford, Sally Morris, and Dr Ruth Tully who have stood up to extremely difficult questioning and have provided excellent evidence, reports and general advice in how to progress ‘stuck’ prisoners. All experts are extremely knowledgeable about their specialist areas and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to any professional looking for independent reports / assessments in any form of proceedings.”
Collette Blake, Prison Law Supervisor, Wells-Burcombe LLP
“I have been acquainted with Dr Tully’s services for a number of years, in her capacity for providing Independent Risk Assessments for detained prisoners.
Each report is prepared individually, and presented in a clear and concise format and delivered to on time. On occasions, I ask for assistance at short notice and Tully Forensic Psychology have always accommodated me. I have found Tully Forensic Psychology very helpful and professional, and willing to give you the time that is needed to help understand matters or to help identify a route to progress my clients forward. Dr Tully/ Tully Forensic Psychology has my highest endorsement for her work, including that of her team members. I have had no hesitation in recommending her to my colleagues within the Legal Profession.”