About us

Who we are and what we can do for you

Atkinson Lewis is a UK support network, serving legal professionals, local authorities, social services and more.

With clinical experts, laboratory services and technical solutions, we’re here to ease the process of managing complex business and legal matters.

How it all began…

The company was founded by Dr. Rosemary Atkinson, a highly respected Psychiatrist with an extensive background in the field of childcare and substance misuse. Through senior posts in the NHS and work with the voluntary Sector, Dr Atkinson spent years developing a rigorous testing and reporting procedure, helping family courts to measure the impact of drug and alcohol use.

Over time, Dr Atkinson and her colleagues expanded their support, and set up Atkinson Lewis to offer an end to end service: sample collection, lab analysis and clinical reporting, as well as expert witnesses to back up findings and recommendations in Court.

As the business grew, with sample collectors and experts UK wide, a new administrative layer of support was introduced. Solicitors, barristers and social services now enjoy full admin support, including electronic document storage.

More recently…

Clients outside the childcare sector have applied for the same support. As a result, we are now pleased to offer  the same leading expertise to the wider legal profession and to individuals.

Today, we can help you with any case that needs support or expert commentary – including:

  • Lab testing, for family, civil or DNA cases

  • Clinical assessments, involving substance misuse or mental capacity

  • Expert witnesses for sensitive matters, like addiction or disability

To put it succinctly, our support is whatever your latest challenge requires. You know your objectives – and we are here to help you achieve the best results.


Our solutions:


Accredited Analysis Services

  • Drug Testing including 
    Medical Interpretation
  • Alcohol Testing including
    Medical Interpretation
  • DNA Testing

Expert Reports

  • Enhanced Clinical Interpretation
  • Psychiatric Assessments
  • Psychological Assessments
  • Mental Capacity and Cognitive Assessments
  • DoLS Assessments
    (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards)
  • Expert Witness Service