CIVIL LAW CASES

Civil Law Cases – Forensic Science Support

Forensic science plays an important role in Civil Law cases as well as Criminal Law and Forensic Access has a wealth of experience at providing such expertise across a wide variety of case types

Forensic Access uses its experience, skills and broad-based expertise to help determine the facts about an issue, by examining what the case involves, what evidence is available, and if a particular forensic examination / analysis would assist in establishing the facts of the case.

As many of these Civil cases may end up in Court, we treat all Civil cases in the same manner as Criminal cases, and all cases are undertaken within our quality accredited processes: right from collection of evidence, through examination, analysis and reporting.  We must, for example, be able to demonstrate a continuous chain of custody of evidence.

We provide forensic services for Civil cases to a wide range of customers including, private individuals, private organisations (including industrial, retail, manufacturing, hectic), insurance companies, loss adjusters and, of course, direct to solicitors and barristers when they are supporting their clients’ Civil Law cases.

Civil cases cover a vast range of problems and issues, including, for example:

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Insurance work

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Loss adjusting

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Negligence

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Accident Causation

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Component Failures

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Product contamination

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Family matters (issues about children, divorce)

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Patent infringements

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Product Liability

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Property disputes

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Breaches of contract

Forensic Access can provide any of our highly experienced forensic experts to assist with Civil Law cases, and our reports will all be compliant with the Ministry Of Justice’s rules

The most common forensic disciplines used for Civil Law Cases cases tend to include the following:

FIRE INVESTIGATION

(for example: how did a fire start? Was it a component in a product that caused the fire or was the product subsumed by a fire that started elsewhere?)

DOCUMENTS & HANDWRITING

for example: to investigate whether changes have been made to documents, or to compare handwriting across more than 1 document.)

VEHICLE ACCIDENT CAUSES & RECONSTRUCTION

(for example, did a component in the vehicle fail causing the accident, or was it damaged as part of the accident)

FORENSIC ENGINEERING

(for example: do the marks on a damaged item show that it was deliberately tampered with, or are the marks as the result of general maintenance/wear & tear, etc.)

COMPUTER FORENSICS

(an area of forensic science that is growing rapidly; for example: searching a computer for websites visited, for specific words in files, for particular images, for contact information, etc.)

FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY

(for example: psychological aspects of Civil cases such as those involving anxiety, depression, phobias, and trauma. Forensic psychologists can also assist with Civil cases involving compensation, competency, and personal injury status of employees).

DNA PROFILING

(for example: to show contact could have taken place between people or from one person to an object. DNA profiling is also used, of course, in paternity testing services.)

MOBILE PHONE & SMART PHONE FORENSICS

(again, very much in demand as a forensic service: recovery of contact details, calls made and received, data stored, etc.)

FORENSIC ACCOUNTING

(for example: for insurance work to investigate any potential fraudulent claims or to help assess losses and damages)

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