Expert Witness Services
Our expert witness services are provided by computer and mobile phone forensic experts who have a vast amount of experience and are renowned within their industry for their comprehensive forensic investigation allowing us to provide credible and reliable services that can greatly influence the outcome of any cases where computer or mobile phone evidence may support or form the basis of legal proceedings.
Our reports and the evidence produced are supported by robust and experienced testimony and provide a free initial consultation that can greatly assist a case at any stage and our rates are accepted by the Legal Aid Agency.
Our computer and mobile phone experts have many years of experience and have been involved in a wide variety of criminal, civil and corporate proceedings and investigations involving digital evidence.
Examples of previous cases and the types of cases that our computer and mobile phone forensic team are regularly instructed are available on our previous investigation page.
We are registered with the Law Society and approved as digital forensic provider with several regulatory bodies in the UK including the Expert Witness Institute.
The Role and Purpose of an Expert Witness
A forensic expert witness provides their independent opinion that is based upon the evidence considered and examined and can be employed jointly or by a single party within legal proceedings. They should have knowledge or experience of a particular field that is beyond that of a normal individual and their duty is to provide a Court or Tribunal an impartial opinion on aspects within their expertise that may be disputed.
They have a main function to express their independent opinion based on the information and forensic evidence that is available and have an overriding duty to the court and not to the individual or lawyers who have instructed them, therefore the findings and opinion provided must be completely independent of those instructing them.
Expert witness services are required when it is necessary for an opinion to be provided in order to resolve a dispute within legal proceedings. In some circumstances that issue may be resolved by the use of an expert witness, however, they may also be required to attend court to provide testimony or to discuss their findings with another expert instructed by a different party within the proceedings.
Following the completion of a computer or mobile phone forensic report, the parties involved in the proceedings can ask questions and clarification may then be required that can then also form part of the evidence considered by the court.
I would thank you for all the work undertaken on our behalf and the part of the Defendant over the last few months over which the case has proceeded which was greatly appreciated by ourselves. Should I have any cases which involve computer cases in the future I will not hesitate to seek to instruct yourself and Athena Forensics on any such occasions.
Lancashire Based Solicitor.
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