Forensic Document Services Ltd have experts with over 30 years
experience of forensic examination of documents, handwriting and
signatures. The company prepare detailed reports and its representatives
can act as Expert Witnesses in the Court of Law when oral evidence is
Based in a Central London laboratory, Forensic Document Services (FDS) Limited are extensively equipped with sophisticated instrumentation to carry out techniques used in the forensic examination of documents. All techniques employed are noninvasive and the Company’s Experts, Maurice Rodé and Michael Handy specialise in Questioned Documents in Civil and Criminal related work. Areas covered include:
- Commercial/Employment Litigation
- Professional/Medical Negligence
- Intellectual Property
The company work with a range of clients including UK/International Law
Firms, Local/Central Government Agencies, UK/International Financial
Services Organisations, Private and Public Companies.
All matters are dealt with in strict confidence and the FDS laboratory is based in a secure suite of offices with a Chubb fire resisting document safe for storage of documents.
The Company is certificated to the internationally recognised quality standard BS EN ISO 9001:2008 and takes part in externally audited trials. Reports are subject to peer assessment as part of the laboratory’s Quality Assurance programme.
Michael Handy and Maurice Rodé both practice as independent document examiners and have been recognised as experts by Courts of Law in the UK, including the High Court. They have both presented oral expert evidence on behalf of the Prosecution/ Claimant and Defence/Respondent on numerous occasions and also as Single Joint Experts.
Since the early 80s FDS experts have each specialised in the scientific examination of documents and comparison of handwriting/signatures. The pair apply sound scientific methods together with objective assessment in formulating their opinions as expert witnesses
Michael Handy holds the degrees of Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Master of Science, is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Chartered Chemist.
He is a member of the Forensic Science Society (MFSSoc), the Academy of Experts, the Expert Witness Institute and his name is listed in a number of Expert Witness directories.
Michael Handy undertook his formal training in the scientific examination of documents and comparison of handwriting/ signatures at the Metropolitan Police Forensic Science Laboratory, London.
Michael’s associate, Maurice Rodé holds the degree of Bachelor of Science from the University of London, is a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Chartered Chemist. He is a member of the Forensic Science Society (MFSSoc) and his name is listed in a number of Expert Witness directories.
Maurice Rodé undertook his formal training in the scientific examination of documents and comparison of handwriting/signatures at Scotland Yard’s Forensic Science Laboratory, London.
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- Legal Aid work undertaken