A Chartered Forensic Practitioner, Consultant Forensic Scientist, and independent expert witness, formerly of the UK Forensic Science Service, providing independent consultancy since 2011. Specialising in DNA and body fluids evidence including blood pattern analysis, sexual offences casework, DNA mixtures, low template DNA, fabric damage assessment.
Instructed by both prosecution and defence in criminal casework consultancy, provides a complete review of the forensic biology evidence to address reliability, suitability of methods, the robust nature of expert opinion, or to answer Counsel’s specific questions, address alternative versions of events, or discuss the limitations of evidence. Review and opinions are provided in a Criminal Justice Act expert witness statement suitable for presentation in all UK courts and other jurisdictions.
All casework involvement is supported by telephone consultancy with instructing solicitor and Counsel, attendance at case conference, Court attendance to assist Counsel prior to or during cross examination and the provision of expert testimony, if required.
Legal Aid and privately funded instructions welcome. Quotations and initial advice provided free of charge.
Bespoke training, demonstrations and presentations on all aspects of forensic biology, expert witness skills and responsibilities, quality standards in forensic science and quality assurance in forensic science laboratories.
Quality management consultancy and internal auditing services to Forensic Service Providers seeking or maintaining accreditation to ISO 17025 and / or 1SO 17020.