The production of Medico-Legal Reports (MLRs) forms a core part of our clinical work. An MLR can play a crucial role in a survivor’s asylum application because they provide detailed evidence of the extent of a torture survivor’s injuries and trauma. Our team of clinical staff, expertly trained in this area, apply international standards for documenting torture in the assessments they deliver.
Referrals in the UK
Legal representatives who are representing clients living in the UK should address referrals to the Medico-Legal Report Service in London.
Please email MLRreferrals@freedomfromtorture.org
MLR Service direct line: 020 7697 7763
Please note information below for clients travelling to our Manchester Office:
- MLR Service direct line: 0161 233 1050
- MLR Service direct fax: 0161 244 5726
- Main Centre tel number: 0161 236 5744
- MLR Guidance leaflet on visiting the North West centre.
- MLR Guidance leaflet (in french) on visiting the North West centre.
Please read the guidance document below for full instructions.
Also note the Home Office has now published a new asylum policy instruction on how cases, involving medical evidence from the Medical Foundation Medico-Legal Report Service at Freedom from Torture and the Helen Bamber Foundation, should be handled. See below:
We have recently been informed by the Legal Aid Agency that with immediate effect the fees we charge for our medico legal reports can no longer be charged at a fixed fee.
For all future reports we will therefore be invoicing an hourly rate on a case specific basis showing a full breakdown of the costs incurred for the work we are instructed.
We will quote you for each instruction and then once the report is produced will send a final invoice which will not be greater than the amount quoted for the original instructions.
Our fee charges can be found in the 'Referral Information' document below.
National Director of Clinical Services