Child, Adult and Old Age Psychiatry

Child Psychiatry

Dr Fionnuala Leddy, MRCPsych, MMedSc
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr Leddy conducts her medical legal practice from Medical Associates and the Ulster Independent Clinic. She assesses and prepares reports on children and young people who have suffered sexual abuse and other traumatic experiences. She assists in conduct disputes and reports on the impact on children of parental separation. She evaluates competency issues and situations where concern has arisen regarding the care of children.

For appointments, solicitors write to Dr Leddy at Medical Associates, 25 Derryvolgie Avenue, Belfast, BT9 6FN.

Solicitors may also contact Dr Leddy's secretary Mary at 028 9263 9359, and email on

Adult and Old Age Psychiatry

Dr Jim Anderson FRCPsych MA
Dr Jim Anderson is a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Ulster Hospital within the South Eastern HSC Trust. He is Associate Clinical Director for Mental Health for Older People in his Trust and Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Mental Health and Ethics at Queens University Belfast

Dr Anderson is a dually accredited Psychiatrist entered on the GMC Specialist Register for General Adult Psychiatry and Psychiatry of Old Age since 1998.

Dr Anderson was awarded Master of Arts Degree in Medical Ethics & Law from QUB 1998 and is an elected Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Dr Anderson provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment of Depression, Anxiety and Memory Disorders, including Alzheimers, Vascular and other Dementias.

Dr Anderson has expertise in mental capacity assessment and occupational and stress related mental disorders.

Dr Anderson is available for medicolegal consultation and is a recognized expert witness to the Court.

Home based assessment, diagnosis and treatment can be provided where appropriate.

For appointments forward GP or solicitor referral to Medical Associates.