PERCEPTIVE ANALYSES OF THE MOST COMPLEX CASES IN FORENSIC CHEMISTRY
FORENSIC EXPERT WITNESS SERVICES
PROCEDURE FOR OUR SERVICES:
Dr John Douse
BA, MA, D.Phil (Oxford), FRSC, FCSFS, F ChromSoc, MEWI, MIExpE.
The following is our current and past procedure for responding to requests by individual clients seeking our services (contrary to what has been written online about me without any right of reply):
1: Most importantly, I recognise that every client is likely to be in a potentially very vulnerable situation; I make no charge for initial consultations. (This has recently included a client who arrived unannounced at my offices and who was provided with a free consultation interview and advice).
2: Secondly, I try to resolve the client's issues in a way that would require no expenditure for my services.
3: If this is not possible, then I state the following: "I have a duty towards you to preserve your finances, as these are what you will require in order to survive".
4: I then inform the client that they must engage the services of a solicitor, and who can then advise the client of my suitability for the task; following consideration of a range of other experts.
5: This procedure involves a free telephone consultation in order to ascertain if my services could be of assistance.
6: It a client arrives at my office, I provide a free consultation.
7: I have been commended recently, (by both client and also solicitor), in a very high quantum case, for the way in which I conducted an interview with an extremely traumatised client. I was able to elicit the necessary information both smoothly and without distress.
We are pioneering new, highly effective, 21st Century methods, for the purpose of providing incisive reports in the field of the Forensic Expert Investigation of Cases involving all aspects of Toxicology, Toxins (eg. Thallium, Ricin, Insulin), Drugs, DNA, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, Gunshot Residue, and a wide range of other aspects of Forensic Chemistry such as Chemical Warfare Agents, Dyes,
We achieve this through a unique combination of the thorough and exhaustive investigation of the Scientific Evidence, Circumstantial Evidence, and also by carrying out a general Forensic investigation of all aspects of evidence and scenes. This approach frequently provides a different interpretation to the usual simple check that tries to show that that the prosecution has carried out the analyses correctly; or the usual investigation which involves a limited number of experts who adhere very closely to very narrow specialities, and where interconnecting areas of evidence are frequently overlooked.
This more sophisticated approach frequently is decisive in obtaining favourable outcomes for defendants in the most complex, demanding and serious cases.
Our experience involves pioneering research in our specialist fields that include the development of many of the analytical methods and quality control methods used worldwide.
Unique practical experience in areas such as explosives, improvised explosives, chemical warfare, survival, and firearms during 25 years service in the UK Army reserve (including a period as a special forces (reserve) regimental demolition instructor also underpin our expertise in many matters.
Expert Witness Services 2019
FORENSIC EXPERT OF THE YEAR 2018
FORENSIC EXPERT WITNESS
Forensic Expert Witness Services 2016
LAWYER MONTHLY MAGAZINE
(AS A RESULT OF A POLL OF 100,000 SOLICITORS AND BARRISTERS IN THE UK).
• Laboratory reanalyses and trials.
• Perceptive analysis of the most
• Report Preparation.
• Court Reporting of Results.
• Research into Novel Techniques
of Forensic Chemical Trace Analysis.
We carry out continuing fundamental forensic research using our own funds, in order to provide new improved techniques that can provide answers in the most complicated and demanding forensic scenarios. In many cases we have pioneered, developed and published the techniques and quality control procedures used to obtain evidence, and as a result have an unassailable proven superior expertise in these areas.