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WeatherNet Ltd - Dr Richard J. Wild
Professional Description:

Chief Meteorologist

Qualifications:

BSc (Hons) PhD FRMetS FRGS MAE MCSFS

Address:
Kingsland House
21 Hinton Road
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH1 2DE
Area of work:

Geographical area of work: All of the UK and Worldwide

Details

With 21 years’ experience, WeatherNet provides legal weather services, historical weather data, forensic meteorologists and expert witness interpretation to the legal profession and all those involved in criminal or civil litigation. WeatherNet can assist in all matters of Forensic Meteorology. WeatherNet help lawyers, solicitors, the police force, barristers, insurance companies, the public and the civil engineering and construction community with a cost-effective and accurate analysis of historic weather data where the weather may have affected the outcome of the case. WeatherNet can help legal related weather cases for the UK and worldwide. With the Met Office no longer providing this service and WeatherNet now an authorised supplier of Met Office data, our services have become increasingly valuable to our legal clients.

This historic weather information is given in an easily understood Legal (CPR) Weather Report or as a Certified Witness Statement. All Legal (CPR) Weather Reports and Certified Witness Statements benefit from showing past weather data that is utilised, an interpretation, conclusion and a statement of compliance and truth. This information complies with civil and criminal court requirements (CPR Part 33 and/or 35) and the Jackson reforms that our clients can trust and rely on.

Legal (Non-CPR) Weather Reports are also available for reference or as a guide only. These legal weather reports can not be disclosed as evidence in a court of law as the report would not be fully researched and would only show a snap shot of raw daily or hourly data in the surrounding area of the incident. No interpretation, conclusion, statement of truth etc. would be enclosed within this report.

WeatherNet has access to historical weather data from a wide range of different meteorological sources, including our own exclusive network of urban based meteorological stations.

To date, WeatherNet have prepared more than 2100 related legal weather reports since 1997 for the legal industry. On average, WeatherNet service 100 new legal weather reports per year. Furthermore, we can also provide testimonies or names of referees if required and an expert forensic meteorologist for court appearances. In the last 5 years, WeatherNet have attended court to give evidence on three occasions (July 2015, May 2016 and October 2017).

In the last 21 years, WeatherNet has provided weather-related reports for the following legal cases:

* Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs)
* Personal Injury Claims (Falling, Tripping and Slipping Accidents)
* Flooding and Drainage Claims
* Domestic and Commercial Insurance Claims
* Liability
* Travel and Transit
* Contract Disputes
* Industrial and Agricultural Incidents
* Criminal Offences, including GBH, Rape, Murder and Burglary
* Civil Engineering and Construction Extension and Disputes
* Pollution and Contamination
* Spoilage
* Lighting, Visibility and Sunrise/Sunset Times
* Aviation and Marine Incidents
* Cargo Damage and Contamination
* Sports and Leisure Injuries

A sample of a Legal (CPR) Weather Report, Legal (Non-CPR) Weather Report, Dr Richard Wild’s CV and a Legal Weather Services Flyer are available below in the additional section.

Geographical area of work: All the UK and Worldwide

Training

Trained in the ‘aspects of report writing’ and the ‘Jackson Reforms’ by Bond Solon.

Membership

Member of the Forensic Science Society, Academy of Experts and the Association of British Climatologists. Vetted by the Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Services and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and Royal Meteorological Society. Also included on the National Crime Agency (NCA) Expert Advisers Database.

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