Forensic Document Examiner Expert

We provide forensic document examiners and court reports

Do you need a forensic document examiner or handwriting specialist?

Our forensic document examiner and handwriting specialist, Mrs Elisabeth Briggs, is a highly skilled expert who has given in-person and remote expert evidence in criminal and civil courts across the UK and remotely on several occasions at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, the Law Courts in Valletta and the Coroner’s Court in the Cayman Islands.

Our Services

Our forensic document examiner has expertise in various aspects of document analysis. They employ rigorous scientific methodologies to deliver accurate and reliable results. Here are just a few examples of the services we provide:

1. Forensic examination of handwriting: examining handwriting samples to determine whether documents share common authorship. This involves analysing the details of writing, such as letter formations, pen pressure, and individual writing habits.

2. Forensic examination of disputed signatures: comparing disputed signatures with known genuine signatures to form a professional opinion on their authenticity.

3. Forensic examination of indented impressions: by examining the presence of indented impressions of writing, they can reveal previously unseen or erased text to reveal details which may have been concealed.

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4. Forensic examination of printed, photocopied, and typewritten documents: utilising methods, including ink and paper analysis, to determine the age, origin, and authenticity of the documents in question.

5. Forensic examination of document alterations: employing non-destructive examination techniques to analyse inks, and identify erasures, additions, or modifications to provide an insight into the integrity of the documents.

6. Reconstruction of torn and shredded documents: by piecing together the fragments, to reveal information that may have been intentionally destroyed.

7. Transcription of handwritten documents: transcribing handwritten documents, ensuring that even complex or difficult-to-read text can be accurately deciphered and understood.

8. Examination of document authenticity: determining the authenticity of various documents.

The role of expert witness evidence

In addition to our comprehensive document examination services, our forensic document examiner is highly experienced in providing expert witness testimony. They are well-versed in presenting their findings, methodologies, and professional opinions in a clear and concise manner, helping judges and juries understand the significance of their analysis in the context of your case.

At Expert Court Reports, we understand the importance of having a reliable and knowledgeable expert witness on your side. That is why we are proud to introduce our expert, Mrs Elisabeth Briggs. With years of experience and a deep understanding of forensic document examination, Mrs Briggs brings unparalleled expertise to every case she handles. Learn more about Mrs Briggs and her qualifications by visiting her page on our website.

Proficiency tests and quality assurance

We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of proficiency and quality in our forensic document examination services. To ensure the competence of our experts, we participate in proficiency tests supplied by Collaborative Testing Services, a renowned provider of forensic proficiency testing. This commitment to ongoing assessment and quality assurance ensures that our experts are at the forefront of their field, equipped with the latest knowledge and techniques.

What makes a good expert witness?

A good expert witness combines technical expertise with effective communication skills. Our forensic document examiners possess not only deep knowledge in their field but also the ability to convey complex information in a clear and concise manner. They understand the importance of presenting their findings and opinions in a way that is accessible to judges, juries, and other legal professionals, aiding in the comprehension and acceptance of their analysis.

Why use Expert Court Reports?

A good forensic document examiner and handwriting expert should come with years of experience as well as specific competencies to act as an expert witness.  Look for someone who has established expert witness experience.  Our forensic document examiner and handwriting expert, Mrs Elisabeth Briggs, has many years of clinical practice and established experience acting as an expert witness.

How quickly can you provide a report?

At Expert Court Reports Ltd, we understand the time pressures on legal professionals.  We recognise that litigation is subject to defined timescales and for this reason, we will be as flexible and accommodating as we are able to be.  We pride ourselves on not promising work that cannot be reliably delivered within a given timescale.  The quality of our experts’ evidence is subject to review and scrutiny.  All expert reports are subject to a detailed and robust proofreading process to ensure that our expert evidence is accurate and expertly formatted.

Looking for an expert witness?

If you are looking for an expert witness, please get in touch and we will be happy to help.

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