Consultancy

As consultants, we work with businesses, law enforcement agencies, government departments and other agencies in a number of capacities.

The Forensic Analytics consultancy team have worked in many areas of engineering and forensic activity and use this experience to offer bespoke advice, solutions and training to meet your requirements.

They have designed and led some of the most complex technology and business transformation projects within telecommunications, banking, defence, aviation and other areas. Our skills span everything from systems engineering to business finance and risk and governance, so we can give and support you through an all-encompassing business recovery and transformation, or target specific areas where changes would be most beneficial.

Our consultants also act as partners to police improve the efficiency and outcomes of investigations and caseloads. We advise the Civil Service and Government on the impact of legislation on operational investigations. As expert witnesses, our consultants have over 50 years’ experience in forensic report writing and being in the witness box.

Most of all, we understand the challenges – both criminal and commercial – that our clients face and we respond quickly and professionally to give them the expertise they need, as well as much-valued peace of mind.

Meet our consultants

To get in touch with our experts email:  consultancy@forensicanalytics.co.uk

Joseph Hoy

Joe is a highly respected digital forensics expert and author, with over 33 years’ experience in telecoms engineering, training, and Cell Site Analysis. His background covers all technical aspects of the telecoms, Cellular and data communications sector.

Due to Joe’s solid technical engineering knowledge and skills, he was called upon as an expert witness for many years, presenting evidence in courts throughout the UK. His expertise has also been called upon by government committees considering the role of Cell Site Analysis.

Since Forensic Analytics’ inception, Joe has gone on to write many training programmes that enable law enforcement agencies to deepen their understanding and application of Cell Site Analysis. He has also written ‘Forensic Radio Survey Techniques for Cell Site Analysis’ – a book considered by many to be a seminal work, and which is used by the FBI in training and as a source of primary reference by many practitioners and other cell site experts.

Joe now acts as Product Lifecycle Director at Forensic Analytics and has turned his considerable talents to strengthening our software solutions. In addition, Joe creates bespoke solutions for customers that enable deeper understanding of complex data sets.

Martin Griffiths

Martin is an expert in telecoms engineering whose foundational knowledge base was gained in the Royal Air Force as an Air Communications Engineer. He then went on to expand his expertise in a variety of technical roles, all focused within telecoms fields.

While conducting his role as a telecoms, Cellular and RF engineer, Martin also turned his hand to training, studying for a teaching degree which he gained with a distinction. He trained in a variety of topics, including generic technology, bit level protocol and finally sales and product training. Martin has delivered “hands-on” technical training across the UK and all over the world and to a broad range of individuals, from R&D engineers to admin personnel. His philosophy is that anyone can understand communications engineering once you crack the acronyms, as it’s based upon logic.

Martin has practised as an expert witness for 13 years. His services are called upon by the prosecution and defence, and his definitive skill as an expert witness is unparalleled in the UK.

In addition to this, Martin works on drawing the focus of law enforcement agencies to the importance of having robust cell site best practice embedded in all aspects of its organisation – including RF surveys, reporting, equipment and training. Martin is a member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Science (MCSOFS) and a member of the Institute of Engineering Technology (MIET).

Will Metters

Will is widely recognised as a leading light in the area of telecoms and communications data understanding and applications for UK law enforcement. Will’s appointment has increased Forensic Analytics’ credentials, value and depth in digital forensics expertise. 

Will’s roles in the digital forensic space include working as the Technical Lead for the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) Data Communications Group (DCG) Futures Team, whose remit involved researching, testing and reporting on new and emerging communications technologies. He has extensive experience of specialist products and obfuscation techniques designed to evade and conceal activity and inhibit attribution, such as encrypted communication platforms, call spoofing techniques, and stealth phones.  

Will’s previous roles as Intelligence Analyst, Communications Data Investigator/Single Point of Contact (SPoC), and DCG Futures Technical Lead have led to him being considered by many in the law enforcement community as being one of the primary “go to” people whenever they encounter complex, unusual, or unexplained telecommunications problems.

Through his experience, Will is uniquely placed to help Forensic Analytics clients and help develop solutions to complex communication data queries.

Mick Atkinson

Mick is a hugely experienced former senior police officer who, for the past eight years, has been at the Home Office as the National Policing Communications Data Capabilities Coordinator and led for National Policing on the implementation of the Investigatory Powers Act.

Mick’s background is as a skilled and experienced investigating officer who climbed the ranks from PC to Superintendent. Mick has witnessed the rise and rise of digital evidence and has developed his knowledge and skills through the exploitation of digital forensic evidence in countless investigations. Mick’s experience as a strategic lead and key influencer at the highest level of policing, can be leveraged to provide clients with guidance, mentorship and leadership to assist in the development and delivery of strategic programmes.