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Expert in Information Technology and Technical Disputes

Expert ID: 729620 United Kingdom

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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

Education

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

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2000 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner and Managing Director Department: Responsibilities: Owner and provider of expert witness and arbitration services in IT and technical disputes.
Years: 1989 to 2000 Employer: Logica PLC Title: Project Manager and Prinipal Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Consulted and managed ICT projects for clients.
Years: 1984 to 1989 Employer: Scicon, Ltd Title: Project Manager and Senior Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Consulted and managed ICT projects for clients.
Years: 1983 to 1984 Employer: McDonnell Douglas Title: Marketing Manager Department: Responsibilities: Technical marketing management for commercial computers.
Years: 1978 to 1983 Employer: ITT Europe Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: 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.
Years: 1977 to 1978 Employer: Stephen Howe Consultants Title: Software Developer Department: Responsibilities: Developed and tested software controlling a flight simulator at the (then) Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough.
Years: 1976 to 1977 Employer: Smith Associates Title: System Developer Department: Responsibilities: 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.
Years: 1975 to 1976 Employer: Central Electricity Research Laboratories Title: Researcher Department: Responsibilities: The use of optical effects for measuring high voltages and currents.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2003 to 2004 Agency: Treasury Solicitor Role: Expert Witness Description: Concerning contractual prolongation in the supply of high value simulators by a US company for the RAF.
Years: 2000 to 2002 Agency: Treasury Solicitor Role: Expert Witness Description: Conducted detailed examination of software embedded in high value digital electronic equipment (for Electronic Surveillance Methods, ESM).
Years: 1976 to 1977 Agency: Admiralty Research Establishment Role: Researcher Description: 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.

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 and Patents Summary
He has published two books about Electronic Data Interchange.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French Highly conversant, some technical.
Danish Conversational.

Fields of Expertise

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