Our approach to defence work is customised to our customers’ requirements and to the needs of each case that we review.
Initially, we will ask for the case files / papers, briefings and prosecution statements where available, plus any other materials (such as photos, CCTV footage, etc.) that may support our forensic review.
Our forensic review service can then include:
- undertaking paper reviews of the case: reviewing and critiquing the original results and their interpretation
- carefully reviewing the possibility of any contamination of the evidence / exhibits: at the crime scene, by the CSI or even in the laboratory
- re-examining exhibits already examined by the prosecution
- identifying and examining exhibits not originally reviewed by the prosecution
- scientifically testing alternative scenarios
- providing new avenues for scientific investigation
- offering advice on the use of new forensic science technologies
- visiting and examining the crime scene
- preparing full forensic review reports, as specified by the client, and preparing Court-going statements;
We can work very closely with both the defence solicitors and barristers in cases and can offer the following services, depending on your needs:
- organising and carrying out case conferences, to discuss the results of our forensic review and what the results mean in the context of the case
- briefing barristers, lawyers, CPS, defence/prosecution legal teams, etc.
- presenting our scientific evidence in Court
- supporting barristers, during Court proceedings, forensic science advisers