PFS Contract Success

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PFS are very pleased to announce that they have been successfully awarded three contracts.  The first two are to produce the Forensic Science Regulator Codes of Practice and Conduct Draft Guidance on Method Validation for Digital Forensic Science and Cognitive Bias Effects relevant to Forensic Science Examinations. The third contract is to deliver Low Template DNA training for Forensic Science Northern Ireland (FSNI).  

Jonathan Whitaker and Channel 4

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Jonathan Whitaker of Principal Forensic Services talked to Channel 4 about the use of familial DNA testing which it is hoped will solve a murder on a train from 25 years ago. Jonathan led the team of scientists who developed familial DNA searching in 2002.  Another scientist from Principal Forensic Services, Julie Allard, was also involved in the investigation of …

Gilly Tully interview on BBC Radio 4

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With the recent case of the French identical twins who have been implicated in serial rape, Quentin Cooper, BBC Radio 4, asks forensic geneticist Gill Tully from Principal Forensics Services how DNA helps the police to find perpetrators. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01qmxft

PFS Article published in Law Society Gazette

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PFS – article published in the Law Society Gazette today written by Sue Pope, Ian Evett and Gill Tully: http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/in-practice/practice-points/forensic-science-police-piper-calls-tune

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Gillian Leak presents at International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Conference – Arizona

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Gillian Leak Presents at: International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts Annual Conference, October 2nd-5th, 2012, Tucson, Arizona Gillian Leak of PFS presented ‘Double international homicide -An independant review’ at the iabpa blood pattern conference held recently in Tucson, Arizona. This talk detailed a case which had already gone for trial but the judges were unable to reach a verdict. She was instructed to review the …

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PFS presents The Integrity of Scientific Evidence

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Understanding and Minimising the Risk of Contamination in the Forensic Process, Fri 21st Sept, The Royal York Hotel, York This very successful one day workshop designed and presented by PFS was held in conjunction with the Forensic Science Society at the Royal York Hotel.   The day was a unique opportunity to meet PFS practitioners involved in different parts of …

The state of the Forensic Science Industry

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Hannah Barnes investigates the state of the forensic science industry in the UK, with contributions from Susan Pope. Click here to listen to the programme.

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PFS presents at Caribbean Association of Prosecutors – Grand Cayman

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PFS Present at Caribbean Association of Prosecutors, Transnational Forensic Workshop, Grand Cayman, 14-15th June 2012 From left to right: David Baldwin (PFS); Angela Shaw (PFS); Kris Cunningham (Ontario Forensic Pathology Service); Alfredo Walker (Ontario Forensic Pathology Service); Neil Rylatt (CSM, West Yorkshire Police); Gillian Leak (PFS); Adrain Waterman (QC); Steven Payne (retired DS, West Yorkshire Police); Trevor Ward (Deputy DPP, …

PRESS RELEASE : PFS Ltd formed to combine over 250 years experience in Forensic Science

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Press Release  PFS Ltd: New forensic science company draws on over 250 years’ experience London, 2 April 2012 … With over 250 years experience between them, today sees 11 internationally renowned forensic scientists join forces to launch Principal Forensic Services Limited (PFS Ltd.) – estimated to be one of the most concentrated pools of forensic science talent operating in the UK …

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Ian Evett awarded CBE

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Congratulations to our Ian Evett on being awarded a CBE in the 2016 New Years Honours list for services to Forensic Science. Ian has been contributing to Forensic Science for fifty years. His particular expertise relates to evidence interpretation and the application of statistics, probability and logic. He is internationally recognised as a leading authority.