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Expert in Investigative Interviewing for Disciplinary, Grievance, Health and Safety Interviews

Expert ID: 728503 United Kingdom

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Managing a highly specialised team of trained interviewers, Expert is able to be 'parachuted' in to your business, whether public or private sector, and conduct complaints, disciplinary, grievance or health and safety interviews where you may have neither the manpower, time or experience to undertake them. The firm also provides 'best practice' training in relation to conducting such interviews.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2000 Degree: LLM Subject: Criminal Litigation Institution: City Law School
Year: 1998 Degree: BA Subject: Arts Institution: The Open University
Year: 1995 Degree: Diploma in Legal Practice Subject: Legal Practice Institution: Anglia Polytechnic University
Year: 1994 Degree: LLB Subject: Law Institution: Brunel University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2003 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: He carries out occasional criminal defence work including both as a Magistrates Court and Police Station Duty Solicitor and Higher Court Advocate (Criminal).
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Recorder Department: Responsibilities: Sitting as a part-time Judge in the Crown Court.
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Independent Lay Member Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for helping to appoint lay magistrates.
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Independent Adjudicator Department: Responsibilities: Determining appeals in relation to Late Filing Penalties imposed upon companies and handling complaints against Companies House.
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Tribunal Judge Department: Responsibilities: Chairing hearings relating to the detention of persons under the Mental Health Act 1983 and training other members in relation to transcultural issues and challenging perceptions.
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Training Contract Monitor Department: Responsibilities: Assessing the efficacy of training contracts by liaising with training principals and trainee solicitors.
Years: 2006 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Teaching courses in obtaining Higher Rights and improving Cross Examination in Criminal Proceedings.
Years: 2005 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Non-Executive Director Department: Responsibilities: Currently Vice-Chairman and Senior Independent Director this includes chairing the Mental Health Act Managers group and attending various sub-committees of the Trust Board itself.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Aspirant Counsel for the International Criminal Court, International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia and Special Court for Sierra Leone. FRSA, MCIArb, MIoD, AMRI, Member of The Law Society, and the British Academy of Forensic Scientists.
Professional Appointments
Secretary of Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates.
Member of Editorial Board of 'Tribunals Journal.'
Legal officer of British Aikido Board.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has published articles in both The Law Society Gazette and Tribunals Journal as well as having written a book on Investigative Interviewing.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has trained numerous experts in relation to conducting investigative interviews, best practice in report writing and in how best to deliver their evidence under cross-examination in court or arbitration proceedings. He has also instructed and cross-examined numerous experts in criminal litigation proceedings.
Training / Seminars
He has been a regular trainer for numerous organisations training both experts and legal professionals in order to improve case preparation and increase their chances of success at trial.

Fields of Expertise

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