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 Expert  727662

Expert in Meteorology and Climate

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is a recognised expert in the analysis of past weather events for the purpose of preparing expert evidence for use in Court and Arbitration hearings and to assist in the evaluation of the validity of insurance claims. He has been instructed by many of the leading law firms in London and is particularly well-known by those specialising in maritime litigation and arbitration. Expert is a Member of the Academy of Experts in the United Kingdom and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Examiners in the USA.

coastal meteorology


forensic meteorology


meteorological data






weather pattern



During the first part of his career Expert worked as a weather forecaster. Initially, this work was with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology providing aviation and public weather forecasts. He then spent 10 years as a forecaster with Imcos Marine Ltd, a British company that specialised in providing weather forecasting services to the offshore oil and gas industries worldwide. Expert still provides bespoke weather forecasting for individual projects on an as required basis. The projects are very diverse, including oceanic transportation of oil rigs, major outdoor music events (e.g. a worldwide tour by Madonna) and filming of TV commercials.



weather forecasting


atmospheric storm

Expert provides consultancy services to a range of industries where information on climate is required. These include the offshore oil and gas industries, the film industry and the insurance industry





global climate

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1961   No degree - None was required to enter weather forecasting when I was starting my career   General schooling   Ardrossan Academy  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1996 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)





He is the Managing Partner in a small consultancy established in 1996

1980 to 1996


Noble Denton Group


Noble Denton Weather Services


Managing Director


He was responsible to the Group Board for the running of the subsidiary, Noble Denton Weather Services. Also personally responsible for the provision of Forensic Meteorology services

1970 to 1980


IMCOS Marine Ltd


Offshore Forecast Services


Weather Forecaster


Weather forecasting for the offshore oil and gas industries worldwide. Last 2 years were spent in the London Hed Office in the post of Operations CoOrdinator

1967 to 1970


Australian Bureau of Meteorology



Weather Officer


Weather forecasting for aviation and the general public

1961 to 1967


UK Meteorological Office



Scientific Assistant


Weather observing (surface and upper air) and data processing. During this period he spent 3 years serving on board one of the North Atlantic Ocean Weather Ships

Career Accomplishments:

Royal Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society Royal Institute of Navigation Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Society for Underwater Technology

Professional Appointments

In his years with the Noble Denton Group he was Managing Director of Noble Denton Weather Services Ltd for 10 years and during the same period he was a Director of the main Group Board.


Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society. Vice-President of the Royal Meteorological Society.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has presented more than 10 papers at conferences. In 1999 he was co-author, with W.J. Burroughs, of the book "Maritime Weather and Climate"

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He provided expert meteorological services to assist one of the parties involved in an insurance claim arising from storm damage during the construction of the tunnel/bridge complex linking Denmark and Sweden
  • He assisted solicitors acting for a cabin crew member making a claim against an airline after being seriously injured by sudden severe turbulence.
  • He provided expert services in a case arising from a new roof covering on a sports hall being badly damaged by strong winds.
  • He is currently providing expert services to one of the parties involved in the aftermath of the grounding of a large cargo ship.
  • He provided an in-deoth analysis of the causes of a severe flooding event in Central Europe.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has extensive experience since 1983 in the preparation of reports for use in Court and at Arbitration hearings. He has been instructed by many of the large law firms in the UK, particularly those specialising in maritime litigation and arbitration. He has testified in Court on a number of occasions both in the UK and in other parts of the world, including giving a deposition in Kansas City. He has a worldwide capability.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Work is normally carried out in his own office but he is available to travel for meetings, depositions and Court hearings.

Additional Skills and Services:

In recent years he has run several training days on the subject of "Hurricanes" for a number of UK-based companies and trade organisations involved in the long-haul holiday industry to areas of the world affected by hurricanes and typhoons. The purpose of the training was to give the staff a better understanding of what the various forecasts and warnings really meant. This would assist them in their decision making as to whether or not to evacuate resorts


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