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 Expert  729620

Expert in Information Technology and Technical Disputes


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Herts
United Kingdom
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has applied his background in Information Technology consultancy to his more recent work as expert witness and arbitrator. Acting for clients in large commercial disputes, Expert is trained in evidence giving and is a member of the Academy of Experts and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Examples of disputes he has been instructed in are given below:

As expert witness:

Alleged theft of IPR in a web site at the heart of a business worth £ hundreds of millions Termination half way through an ICT facilities management contract worth about £200 million Termination of a software development contract worth about £15 million Possible infringement of IPR in broadcast material through functions provided on a web site Several cases where it was alleged that rights in web code had been infringed, sets of code were studied and compared A case concerning breach of contract and theft of a business – forensic examination of the contents of a computer's hard disk revealed valuable evidence Detailed examination of software embedded in high value digital electronic equipment (for Electronic Surveillance Methods, ESM)

In arbitration:

A claim for £ several millions by the UK client of an overseas software developer A claim for about £ one million resulting from an ATM issuing money without debiting accounts A claim by a charity against a supplier of ICT support services A claim for £ several millions by a health authority against a supplier A claim concerning supply of software for a firm of solicitors

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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1972   PhD   Physics and Computation   York University  
1969   BSc   Physics   Kings College, London University   Special Honours

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2000 to

 

(Undisclosed Consulting Company)

 

Owner and Managing Director

 

Owner and provider of expert witness and arbitration services in IT and technical disputes.

1989 to 2000

 

Logica PLC

 

Project Manager and Prinipal Consultant

 

Consulted and managed ICT projects for clients.

1984 to 1989

 

Scicon, Ltd

 

Project Manager and Senior Consultant

 

Consulted and managed ICT projects for clients.

1983 to 1984

 

McDonnell Douglas

 

Marketing Manager

 

Technical marketing management for commercial computers.

1978 to 1983

 

ITT Europe

 

Consultant

 

Software for business communications equipment – private and public switches. Two years assigned to Intel, Portland, USA, on operating system development. Management of software used in building and supporting public switches.

1977 to 1978

 

Stephen Howe Consultants

 

Software Developer

 

Developed and tested software controlling a flight simulator at the (then) Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough.

1976 to 1977

 

Smith Associates

 

System Developer

 

Systems studies and simulations of false target jamming for the (then) Admiralty Research Establishment, Portsdown. Analysis and design work on an Electronic Surveillance Methods (ESM) receiver.

1975 to 1976

 

Central Electricity Research Laboratories

 

Researcher

 

The use of optical effects for measuring high voltages and currents.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS); Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb); Member of the Academy of Experts (MAE).

Licenses/Certifications

Chartered Engineer (CEng).


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has published two books about Electronic Data Interchange.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Blenheim  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2003 to 2004   Treasury Solicitor   Expert Witness   Concerning contractual prolongation in the supply of high value simulators by a US company for the RAF.
2000 to 2002   Treasury Solicitor   Expert Witness   Conducted detailed examination of software embedded in high value digital electronic equipment (for Electronic Surveillance Methods, ESM).
1976 to 1977   Admiralty Research Establishment   Researcher   Systems studies and simulations of false target jamming for the (then) Admiralty Research Establishment, Portsdown. Analysis and design work on an Electronic Surveillance Methods (ESM) receiver.

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:
He has twenty years experience providing expert advice in large commercial disputes. He has written over 30 reports and appeared in court several times (for example in Heathmill v Edward Mellor).
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.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Highly conversant, some technical.
Danish   Conversational.

 

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