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 Expert  727675

Expert in Electronics, IT and Telecommunications

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has over 25 years experience in the application of analogue and digital electronics and software, chiefly as a designer of IT and telecommunications products and systems. He has worked with organizations such as GEC, Courtaulds and the MOD, on design contracts and for organizations such as OFCOM, BT and British Gas in a Consultancy role. He has been instructed by FM Global, Crawfords, Cunningham Lindsey and Zurich in connection with Insurance Claims and Loss adjustment and by firms such as Slaughter & May, Herbert Smith, Baker McKenzie, Denton Wilde Sapte, Pinsents, Eversheds, Taylor Wessing, Freshfields and PriceWaterhouse in connection with company litigation, copyright and customs tribunals. He has undertaken many Expert Witness assignments and given evidence in the High Court, County Courts, Crown Courts and Magistrates Courts in Civil and Criminal Proceedings presenting computer and electronic forensic evidence.

Recent cases include automobile electronics design dispute, software systems fitness for purpose, cellular UMTS femtocell software design dispute, automobile engine management electronics dispute, stock market software dispute, Patents and copyright disputes for gaming systems, machinery control software and mobile phones. Disaster recovery and assessment. Data centre security and network and internet security. Data recovery and forensic data recovery and analysis.

Expert has undertaken many expert witness assignments concerning consumer electronics and has appeared on National TV on several occassions on Consumer protection programs.


analog circuit


automotive electronic equipment


cellular telecommunication


computer network security


computer room security


consumer electronic product


data recovery


digital control electronics science


electronic circuit


electronic circuit design


electronic device patenting


electronic equipment


electronic equipment design


electronic equipment failure analysis


electronic fault diagnosis


electronic logic circuit


electronic product


electronic product design review


electronic product development


electronic system


electronics design engineering


electronics engineering


information technology


information technology security


internet security




telecommunication disaster


time division multiple access technology


Universal Mobile Telecommunications System

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1979   Bachelor of Science Honours   Electrical Engineering including Electronics   University of Aston in Birmingham  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to





Chairman and Managing Director


Expert is responsible for Consultancy, insurance loss adjustment advice and expert witness assignments.

2002 to







Expert is Chairman of Rockford IT and has responsibility for policy, planning and strategy.

1989 to 1992


Microsys Consultant Limited



Managing Director


Expert headed up a team of 30 engineers responsible for consultancy assignments in high technology and design and development contracts in microelectronics and software.

1988 to 1989


GEC Plessey Telecommunications


Technology Applications Group


Group Manager


Expert headed up a team of 10 engineers responsible for consultancy assignments in high technology and design and development contracts in microelectronics and software.

1984 to 1988


Froude Consine Limited




Chief Engineer


Expert was responsible for a team of 65 engineers and draughtsmen designing automobile test system electronics and software.

1982 to 1984


Techno Electronics Limited




Chief Engineer


Expert was responsible for a team of 20 engineers and draughtsmen designing automated canning and bottling line systems electronics and software.

1979 to 1982


Losenhausen GB Limited


Customer Services


Service and commissioning engineer


Expert was responsible for the installation, and commissioning of complex servo-hydraulic electronic control systems for automobile and aeronautical test systems.

1973 to 1978


British Leyland






Expert completed a fully indentured apprenticeship and completed a four year degree course in electrical engineering including electronics. He worked in a variety of placements within electronics designing electronic ignition systems, control systems and component test systems.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (Formerly the IEE). He is a Chartered IT Professional (CITP) and Member of the British Computer Society. He is a Fellow of the Acedemy of Experts and a Member of the Expert Witness Institute. He is a Member of the Society of Expert Witnesses. He is a Member of the Society for Computers and Law and a committee member for the IT Disputes Group.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert was instructed as Technical Expert for the defence solicitor, in relation to the client's assertion that they were not part of a syndicate involved in 'carousel' VAT evasion. Detailed Forensic examination was performed on computers and hard drives. Using state of the art data recovery equipment, deleted files, e-mails, Internet cache and other data were interrogated, and the results prepared for a Crown Court trial. The case proceeded to the Crown Court with Expert' report being a key element of the case material.
  • Expert was appointed as Technical Expert in the defence of a leading Stock broking Firm, in relation to their Part 20 Counterclaim (circa £1.4m) resulting from initial litigation action from a specialist systems provider. The Technical case involved an assessment of the specialist software in terms of its functionality (specifically to meet FSA Trading regulations, client account transaction posting and reconciliation, fee invoicing and accounting ledger suite integration), the systems operating software/hardware platform and the quality of its implementation. The case proceeded to the High Court with Expert providing oral evidence to support both the ­Individual and Joint Experts reports as developed with the claimant's nominated Expert Witness.
  • Expert was instructed by a leading multi-national provider of data and business intelligence services to pursue a claim for a badly designed e-commerce web portal. Work included a full expert's analysis and report and attendance at mediation.
  • Expert was engaged to investigate a 'hacked' telephone system resulting in a major London firm funding extremely costly 'free calls' to Asia. This involved detailed Technical Forensic examination and a High Court appearance to give oral evidence in London.
  • Expert was retained to undertake and investigation into the failure of management system electronics for racing car engines. This case required extensive attendance and oral evidence in the High Court in London.
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:
Expert has given evidence in the High Court, The County Courts, The Crown Court and Magistrates Courts on many occassions in litigation involving electronics, information technology, and telecommunications. He has been involved in many mediations and arbitrations and has been instructed in several international tribunals.
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:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1987 to 1987   Canada   Attendance at an arbitration in Toronto to resolve a dispute over electronic speed control systems for a major oil company.
1999 to 2000   Japan   Attendance in Osaka in a case involving a dispute over software designed fro a Man-Machine Interface.
2009 to 2009   South Korea   Preparation for an International Tribunal on Mobile Phone software.
2004 to 2005   Belgium   International Tribunal concerning a Patent and import classification of IT equipment.
2009 to 2009   Ireland   Mobile phone forensic examination and attendance at the "Four Courts" in Dublin.

Market Research:
Expert is a Fellow of the Academy of Experts (FAE), a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET), a Chartered Engineer (C Eng) and Chartered IT Professional (CITP), a member of the British Computer Society (MBCS) and Member of the Expert Witness Institute (MEWI). He is also a member of the Society of Expert Witnesses and a member of the Society of Computers and Law. He sits on the committee of the SCL IT Disputes Group.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert is regularly asked to speak on the subject of forensic IT and data recovery. He and a number of the team at IT Group are trianed in forensic data recovery from computer hard drives and mobile phones.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has completed a number of consultancy assignments to identify suitable replacement ERP and other business sog=ftware systems.

Other Skills and Services

Expert was responsible for estblishing ISO9001 accreditation in IT Group, Rockford IT and Microsys Consultants Limited. He is instructed from time to time to undertake ISO 9001 audits for clients. He was responsible for obtaining ISO27001 (Information security Standard) for Rockford IT.


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