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Name : Forensic Assessment
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Email : Contact
Address : 3 The Quadrant
  West Midlands
Telephone : 024 7657 8344
Fax : 024 7657 8345

Established in 1995 and with over 30 years experience of police and Forensic work, we have the considerable expertise to provide a very wide range of Forensic science services to Criminal Defence Solicitors and Barristers.

As members of the Forensic Science Society and the UK Register of Expert Witnesses, you can be assured of the quality of our work from our experts who are highly experienced and accredited in their respective fields, each with a minimum of 16 years experience.

We offer a confidential, efficient, professional and comprehensive service to Criminal Defence solicitors who represent clients facing criminal charges on which the Prosecution will seek to rely, at least partly, on some aspect of scientific evidence.

Our primary role is to undertake a thorough scrutiny of such evidence and examine exhibits, scientific case notes / results, photographs and relevant statements and, to interpret our findings in light of all relevant information and defendant's account of events.

In addition, we can also undertake a thorough review of the investigation into a crime including scene examination, photography and video of crime scenes, and investigative procedures, as well as commenting on other issues that may or may not have been investigated. 

Types of Cases which often include scientific evidence :

  • Murders
  • Assaults
  • Sexual Offences
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Drugs
  • Firearms and ammunition offences
  • Drink / Drug drive matters
  • Criminal damage
  • Arson
  • Cases involving handwriting and document examination

 The areas of scientific expertise we deal with include :

  • DNA profiling (STR, LCN) on all body fluids
  • Blood pattern analyses on clothing, footwear, weapons and crime scenes.
  • Footwear and tyre impressions
  • Toolmarks
  • Fibre transfer
  • Particulate material (eg glass) transfer
  • Legal Classification of firearms and ammunition
  • Firearms discharge residue evidence
  • Arson investigation and associated laboratory examinations.
  • Drug and packaging comparisons, drug valuations, drug traces on banknotes and mobile telephones, yields from cannabis plants.
  • Technical Defence Drink Drive issues (laced drinks and post driving alcohol consumption)
  • Assessment and causation of certain types of injuries
  • Fingerprints
  • Photography or video of crime / incident scenes

Our primary offices are in Coventry and Preston, and we also have several satellite offices elsewhere. Accordingly, we are ideally geographically positioned to provide our services to Solicitors throughout England and Wales, irrespective of your geographic location.

Finally, we pride ourselves on having the ability to prepare expert reports in cases where time is of the essence, for example, an imminent trial date or a direction by a Judge stating that a report should be prepared within a specific time scale.

A simple telephone call / fax / email to our offices will enable you to discuss your particular case and requirments with one of our experts.

We are aware that virtually all criminal cases are subject to legal representation orders and as such, we will provide you with a quotation to enable you to obtain prior authority from the Legal Services Commission to incur our fees.

Our Preston Office details are:

Tel: 01772 837437    Fax: 01772 837438

Email: preston@forensicassessment.co.uk


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