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 Expert  727962

Expert in Weather, Meteorology, Climate, Forensic Meteorology, and Validating Weather Claims for Insurance


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Dorset
United Kingdom
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert provides legal weather services, historical weather data, forensic meteorologists and expert witness interpretation to the legal profession and all those involved in criminal or civil litigation. He can assist in all matters of Forensic Meteorology. He helps lawyers, solicitors, the police force, barristers, insurance companies, the general public, and the civil engineering and construction community with a cost-effective and accurate analysis of historic weather data where the weather may have affected the outcome of the case. Expert can help in particular legal-related weather cases for the UK and worldwide.

Expert gives this historic weather information in an easily understood Legal (CPR) Weather Report or as a Certified Witness Statement. All legal weather reports and witness statements benefit from showing past weather data that is utilised, an interpretation, conclusion and a statement of compliance and truth. This information complies with civil and criminal court requirements (CPR Part 33 and/or 35) and the Jackson reforms that his firm's clients can trust and rely on.

Expert's firm also provides Legal (non-CPR) Weather Reports for reference or as a guide only. (These legal weather reports cannot be disclosed as evidence in a court of law, as the report would not be fully researched and would only show a snap shot of raw daily or hourly data in the surrounding area of the incident. No interpretation, conclusion, statement of truth would be enclosed within this report.)

Expert's Firm has access to historical weather data from a wide range of different meteorological sources, including the firm's own exclusive network of urban-based meteorological stations.

To date, Expert's firm has prepared in excess of 1,800 related legal weather reports since 1995 for the legal industry. On average, the company services 100 new legal weather reports annually. They can also provide testimonies or names of referees if required and an expert forensic meteorologist for court appearances. In the last 5 years, Expert's Firm have attended court to give evidence on five occasions.

In the last 19 years, Expert has provided weather-related reports for the following legal cases: * Road Traffic Accidents (RTA's) * Personal Injury Claims (Falling, Tripping and Slipping Accidents) * Flooding and Drainage Claims * Domestic and Commercial Insurance Claims * Liability * Travel and Transit * Contract Disputes * Industrial and Agricultural Incidents * Criminal Offences, including GBH, Rape, Murder and Burglary * Civil Engineering and Construction Extension and Disputes * Pollution and Contamination * Spoilage * Lighting, Visibility and Sunrise/Sunset Times * Aviation and Marine Incidents * Cargo Damage and Contamination * Sports and Leisure Injuries

A sample of a Legal (CPR) Weather Report, Expert's CV, and a legal weather services flyer are available upon request.

Expert's Firm was established in 1995 to provide weather information to UK insurers on a postcode basis to help them verify claims for storm, freeze and flood. Although insurance remains a key business sector, the company has diversified and now offers bespoke services to industries such as construction, the utilities and the legal profession.

Geographical area of work: All of the UK and Worldwide.

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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1994   BSc (Hons)   Geography   University of Derby  
2005   Ph.D   Heavy Snowfall Analysis   University of Derby  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1997 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Weather Services Commercial Manager/Senior Forensic Meteorologist

 

For over two decades, Expert has been responsible for overseeing weather-related activities, including weather forecasting, severe weather warnings, consultancy work and premium rate revenue. He has also provided numerous interviews and written quotes for local and national radio, TV and newspapers.

1998 to

 

Expert's Firm

 

Research Leader and Founder of Heavy Snowfalls

 

Expert is responsible for research, data collection, and academic publication regarding heavy snowfalls and blizzards across the United Kingdom.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Professional Member, Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (MCSFS) (June 2009 to present) Member, Academy of Experts (MAE) (June 2007 to present) Member, APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) (April 2007 to present) Member, UK Register of Expert Witnesses (February 2007 to present)

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) (January 2005 to present) Member of the Association of British Climatologists (January 1995 to present) Associate of the Royal Geographical Society (1994-95) Member of the Tornado and Storm Research Organisation (1993-98) Member of the National Geographic Society (January 1993 to present) Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society (FRMetS) (October 1990 to present)

Licenses/Certifications

Vetted by the Law Society of Scotland (November 2016 to present) Trained in the ‘Jackson Reforms' by Bond Solon (May 2013) Vetted by the Expert Witness Directory of Scotland (October 2010-October 2016) Vetted by the Expert Witness Directory of Ireland (October 2010-November 2016) Trained in the ‘aspects of report writing' by Bond Solon in July 2008. Therefore all legal weather reports written for future legal cases will comply with this training from this date. Vetted by the Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Services (October 2007 to present) Vetted by the Expert Witness Directory (January 2005 to present)

Professional Appointments

Expert has been included on the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) Expert Advisers Database from September 2010 to present. The agency was transferred into the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) in April 2012 and was then transferred again to the National Crime Agency (NCA) in October 2013.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has produced over 40 research articles and four books regarding snow, snowfalls and blizzards, as well as weather more broadly. These articles have been published in several academic publications from 1995 to present, including the Journal of Meteorology and Weather. Expert has also made numerous talks at universities and has delivered conversation and written quotes for local and national radio, TV and newspapers. Finally, Expert has been credited on numerous films and TV programmes, including Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1/2; and Britain's Worst Weather.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - The International Journal of Meteorology  

Consulting Services:
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:
To date, Expert's Firm have prepared in excess of 1,900 related legal weather reports since 1997 for the legal industry. On average, Expert's Firm service 100 new legal weather reports per year. The firm can also provide testimonies or names of referees if required and an expert forensic meteorologist for court appearances. In the last 5 years, Expert's Firm have attended court to give evidence on five occasions.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on weather report.
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.

 

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