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Dr Hugh KochBSc Dip Clin Psych PhD

  • Areas Covered:
  • Cheltenham
  • London
  • Personal Injury Assessment (Psychological)
  • Medical Negligence

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Typical areas of involvement

  • Personal Injury (Adults and Children)
  • PTSD
  • Child Physical,Emotional and Sexual Abuse
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Road Accident
  • Work Accident
  • Employment Stress
  • Psychological Aspects of Medical Negligence
  • Chronic Pain; Reliability of Witness
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation (Adults and Children including child abuse)
  • Assessment and treatment of child and adolescent accident trauma and anxiety and the effects of child abuse

Employment History

Sept. 1990 - Current

Hugh Koch Associates

  • April 1989 -Sept. 1990

    Cheltenham & District H.A.     Unit General Manager                 (Acute)

    June 1986 -March 1988

    Somerset Health Authority      Unit General Manager

    Nov 1984 - May 1986

    North East Essex H.A.            Top Grade Psychologist            (Head of Adult Mental Health)

    March 1984 - Oct. 1984

    North East Essex H.A.  Principal Psychologist

    March 1984 - Oct. 1984

    South Glamorgan H.A.  Senior Psychologist

    Oct. 1976 - Sept. 1978

    Leicestershire H.A.  Basic Grade Psychologist

    Oct. 1973 - Sept 1976

    Leicestershire H.A.  Probationer Psychologist

Publications

Legal Mind Case and Commentary No. 16: Uncertainty in Judicial Decision Making: A Case to Answer? PIBULJ October 2017.

Koch HCH, Livingstone L & Mayhew S (2017)

Communication Psychology in Civil Law: The Microskills of Impartiality & Neutrality. Expert Witness Journal. 14.10.17.

Koch HCH, Humphreys K, Byram V, Livingstone L, Wilson S (2017)

  • Recent Publications to make you ‘re-think’. British Journal of Mental Health Nursing. September/October 2017 Vol 6 No 5

    Koch HCH (2017)

    Legal Mind Case and Commentary No. 9 PIBULJ August 2016

    Koch HCH, Willows J (2016)

    Civil Litigation in the UK: Contemporary Issues to Ensure Evidential Reliability. E-Journal Psychology & Law. www.psyandlaw.ru 2016. Vol. 6. no. 2. pp. 13-25

    Koch HCH (2016)

    Legal Mind Case and Commentary No. 8 PIBULJ August 2016

    Koch HCH, Thorns T (2016)

    Legal Mind Case and Commentary No. 7 PIBULJ July 2016

    Koch HCH, Cosway R (2016)

    Legal Mind Case and Commentary No. 6 PIBULJ July 2016

    Koch HCH, Midgley S (2016)

    Keeping Our Moral Compass. Modern Law June 2016

    Koch HCH (2016)

    Legal Mind Case and Commentary No. 5 PIBULJ June 2016

    Koch HCH, Boyd (2016)

    Legal Mind Case and Commentary No. 4 PIBULJ June 2016.

    Koch HCH, Elson P (2016)

    What shall we talk about? A review of recent publications on the therapeutic conversation. British Journal of Mental Health Nursing. May/June 2016

    Koch HCH (2016)

    Legal Mind Case and Commentary No. 3 PIBULJ May 2016.

    Koch HCH, Formby C (2016)

    Legal Mind Case and Commentary: No. 2 PIBULJ May 2016.

    Koch HCH, Addy K (2016)

    Medico Legal Case Commentary: Interface Between Clinical Opinion and Legal Case Reporting in Personal Injury Litigation. Mathews Open Access Journal. April 2016.

    Koch HCH (2016)

    Causation of Psychological Injuries and Index Incident Assessment. Expert Witness Journal. Summer (2016).

    Koch HCH, Newns K (2016)

    Junior Lawyers: What’s Motivating Them In 2016? Modern Law April 2016.

    Koch HCH (2016)

    Bridging The Gap Between Lawyers As Experts. Modern Claims Magazine March 2016.

    Koch HCH (2016)

    Everyday Mindfulness: A Review of Recent Publications. British Journal of Mental Health Nursing March/April 2016 Vol 5 No 2

    Koch HCH (2016) .

    Legal Mind Case and Commentary: No.1. PIBULJ April 2016

    Koch HCH, Newns K (2016)

    Mind your work. Solicitors Journal.

    Koch HCH (2016)

    Impartiality of Medico-Legal Experts: A just system for gaining evidence. EWI Newsletter (Jan/Feb 2016) (in submission)

    Koch HCH, (2016)

    Who’s right, what’s right? Solicitors Journal.

    Koch HCH (2016)

    Managing Uncertainty in Experts: What are the key issues? Expert Witness Journal

    Koch HCH, Newns K, Carleton N and Cosway R (2016)

    21st Century Agenda for the Justice System: Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Total Quality Management. Solicitors Journal. January.

    Koch HCH, Diesen C, Boyd T, Hampton N (2016)

    Evidential Reliability: a practical guide for lawyers. Special Report. Solicitors Journal

    Koch HCH (2015)

    Post-Traumatic Embitterment: A future ‘disorder’?. PIBULH. December

    Koch HCH, Shannon K, Boyd T (2016)

    Imagery and Likelihood Cognitive Bias in Pain Review. PIBULJ.

    Koch HCH and Horwood M (2015)

    What are the most effective strategies for client relationship management and business development in a modern law firm and why? Modern Law

    Koch HCH (2015)

    21st Century Agenda for the Justice System: Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Total Quality Management. Solicitors Journal

    Koch HCH, Diesen C, Boyd T, Hampton C (2015)

    Joint Opinion preparation in chronic pain cases. Expert Witness Journal.

    Koch HCH, Sanders M, Boyd T and Humphreys K (2015)

    Understanding your clients diagnosis. Litigation Minds. August

    Koch HCH (2015)

    Contemporary 21st Century Therapeutic Jurisprudence in Civil Cases: Building bridges between Law and Psychology

    Koch HCH and Diesen C (2015)

    What are the most effective strategies for client relationship management and business development in a modern law firm and why? Modern Law

    Koch HCH (2015)

    Why am I stressed since that accident? Cognitive Model of Trauma Including Perceived Injustice. Expert Witness Journal. Autumn.

    Koch HCH, Misra K, Jackson T and Farrant A (2015)

    What did the GP say? Making sense of a Claimant’s self-report about care received. Solicitors Journal. August

    Koch HCH, Fraser F, Harrop C and Boyd E (2015) What did the GP say? Making sense of a Claimant’s self-report about care received. Solicitors Journal. August

    Decision Making in Chronic Pain: Somatic Symptom Disorder, Somatoform disorder or behavioural inactivity. Expert Witness Journal. Summer.

    Koch HCH, Fraser F, Mackinnon J and Midgely S (2015)

    Top Ten Steps To Reduce Stress And Tension In The Workplace. Litigation Minds. July

    Koch HCH (2015)

    Practice Issues in Psychological/Psychiatric Injury and Law in Civil Litigation. Symposium, XXXIVth International Congress on Law and Mental Health. July

    Koch HCH (2015)

    Questioning Experts: Getting greater clarity from Part 35 questions, Forensic E-Journal

    Koch HCH, Addy K and Wilson C (2015)

    Robust Opinions need robust reasoning: 15 medico-legal postulates. Solicitors Journal. May

    Koch HCH (2015)

    Assessing Psychological Trauma: Current Issues in 2015. Scottish Legal, March.

    Cosway R, Koch HCH (2015)

    Thin or Crumbling skulls: Recommendations for applying these rules consistently to pre-existing status. Solicitors Journal

    Koch HCH, Vallano J, De Haro L (2015)

    Evidential Reliability in Psychological/Psychiatric Opinion. EWI. (tbc)

    Koch HCH, Hetherton J, McGillion J (2015)

    Psychological-training for lawyers: Effective CPR-related communication with experts. Forensic Expert E-Journal

    Koch HCH, Beesley F and Harrop C (2015)

    Psychological-training for lawyers: Lawyer-expert relationships and communication. Your Expert Witness

    Koch HCH, Bird D, Farrant A, Jackson T (2015)

Recent Training Courses

Certificate in CPR for experts (Bond Solon) - February 2011. Medico-Legal Report Writing (Core Skills) – October 2013

Professional Qualifications

2010

Registered Psychologist (HPC)

1989

Chartered Psychologist Registration

  • 1981

    PhD in Clinical Psychology, Leicester University

    1976

    Diploma in Clinical Psychology, London

    1973

    BSc Hons in Psychology, Bristol University

Memberships

  • Fellow of British Psychological Society, Division of Clinical Psychology
  • Law Society Directory of Expert Witnesses
  • And Fellow of the Institute of Expert Witnesses
  • British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists
  • BPS-DCP Faculty of the BPS for Children & Young People
    • Association of Child Abuse Lawyers
    • Visiting Professor to Birmingham City University, School of Law and Stockholm University, Faculty of Law

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