There are only a couple of working weeks left in 2018 which has been a very busy year for the cell site experts. We expanded the team last year and this year have added a further three staff to the team, including a third Cell Site Analysis Expert, a Software Developer and a fourth Cell Site Analyst.
We have seen a huge increase in the number of cases this year and have had to expand further to be able to accommodate the extra work we are seeing from both police forces and solicitors.
Our experts still mainly undertake criminal work, both prosecution and defence but we have also seen an increase in cases from regulatory bodies as well as private criminal and fraud cases. We also undertook an appeal case this year which was successful at The Court of Appeal where the conviction was quashed and the defendant freed.
Something that seems to get worse year on year is the speed at which our cell site analysis experts need to work. This has been the worst year by far in relation to late disclosure of prosecution evidence. Disclosure has become a high-profile issue after the case of Liam Allan and we thought issues of being provided with call data records would improve but sadly they seem to be getting worse. We are just finalising a number of cases before the Christmas break and we were instructed after the trial had started in all of them. This was mainly due to LAA delays relating to prior authority but then problems have arisen when we were not provided with the original call data records.
We can only hope things will improve in 2019!
Thank you to everyone who has instructed us in 2018 and we look forward to working with you again in the future.
If you would like any advice regarding cell site analysis, mobile phone attribution, call pattern analysis or CPD training please contact us on 01527 467467 or email email@example.com