Question: Can the Defence Obtain the Complainant’s Counselling or Psychological Records?

Nurse Treating Teenage Girl Suffering With DepressionNote: Sexual Assault Lawyers require specialized experience, skill and expertise. As you will see, the unique challenges created by this issue is one example of why.

The short answer is “probably not”. ¬†While psychological or counselling records can in many cases be a game changer that reveals key information regarding the origins of the accusations, this important information is often kept from the defence, even if the prosecution has it in their possession. ¬†Here’s how it works.

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