Principal Forensic Services (PFS) Ltd was created following the closure of the UK’s Forensic Science Service. It is led by world renowned experts with over 300 years combined experience, who have worked on some of the most challenging cases and major innovations in forensic science.
PFS offers services across all of the forensic science disciplines commonly encountered in criminal or civil investigations and in the evaluation of evidence. We have global experience of providing independent expertise to all parties within criminal justice, including expert witness testimony commissioned by both prosecution and defence. Quality, rigour and impartiality are central to all PFS work.
Alongside casework, PFS offers bespoke training across the spectrum of forensic science, and advice on attaining quality accreditation and enhancing quality standards. PFS scientists have led development of many aspects of the Forensic Science Regulator’s Codes of Practice, and can assist with embedding quality across the forensic process, method validation and the successful introduction of innovation and novel forensic science into the criminal justice system.
December 31, 2015
Congratulations to our Ian Evett on being awarded a CBE in …
October 26, 2015
Mike Barber spends a week with the Albanian police to support …
March 24, 2015
PFS member Sue Pope took part in the Forensic Watch conference in Warsaw on 24th March, discussing the impact on …
Leading expert in the field of Gunshot Reside (GSR), particularly in relation to complex interpretative issues.
Mark is a leading firearms forensic scientist having worked on complex cases in the UK and across the globe.
As a forensic toxicologist Mike is well-placed to provide advice on many aspects of casework involving drugs and alcohol
Gillian is a recognised expert in the field of blood pattern analysis (BPA) and has provided testimony in hundreds of cases.
Sue specialises in the interpretation of DNA profiles specifically the statistical evaluation of complex DNA results.
A leading DNA expert and highly skilled provider of balanced expert opinion to defence and prosecution teams.
Kevin is a widely recognised forensic scientist with extensive experience in R&D, validation and quality management.
Julie is a widely published expert specialising in body fluids, particularly in the area of sexual offences.
A highly experienced and respected leading DNA expert supporting the defence and other partners in the Criminal Justice System.
David is a widely acknowledged expert on marks and traces and has undertaken examinations for the UN and FBI.
Iain is a nationally renowned expert in fire and explosion investigation, and has been involved in many high profile cases.
Anthony is an authority in the forensic examination of questioned documents and the comparison of handwriting.
Ian specialises in the application of statistics, probability and logic to the evaluation of scientific evidence.
Mike is a prominent fingerprints expert with extensive case work and training experience in the UK and overseas.