Expert Witness in criminal & civil cases

Criminal cases: Clients are generally Law Enforcement Agencies, the Crown Prosecution Service or Defence Solicitors. Cases frequently involve records from covert or commercial GPS tracking systems, data stored in vehicle satnavs, the jamming of GPS and mobile phones, or covert surveillance. Professor Last analyses devices and data records, helps clients understand the relevance of GPS information to the case, prepares Expert Witness Statements and Exhibits, and appears in court to present and explain complex technical evidence and respond to cross-examination. Professor Last is registered as an Expert with the National Crime Agency. Click on these two articles which illustrate this Expert Witness work:

Making the most of GPS Evidence

Civil cases: Increasingly, civil cases concern the insurance of motor vehicles with on-board telematics units that produce complex data records. Other cases rely on Professor Last’s extensive practical and theoretical expertise in maritime, aviation and land navigation and communications systems. Professor Last analyses devices and data records, helps clients understand the relevance of GPS and other information to a case, prepares Part 35-compliant reports, and appears in court to present and explain complex technical evidence and respond to cross-examination.


Click to see Professor Last’s entry in the UK Register of Expert Witnesses


Recent clients (contents of specific cases are confidential):

- Lancashire Constabulary (2017)
- Greater Manchester Police (2017)
- Essex & Kent Police (2017)
- Major insurance company (2017)
- Police Service of Northern Ireland (2017)
- Firm of maritime solicitors (London) (2017)
- Hampshire Constabulary & Thames Valley Police (2017)
- Firm of solicitors (Central London) (2017)
- Crown Prosecution Service (Birmingham Crown Court) (2017)
- Home Office (2017)
- Firm of collision consultants (Ireland) (2016)
- Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal (Glasgow) (2016)
- Greater Manchester Police (2016)
- Crown Prosecution Service (North-West) (2016)
- National firm of solicitors (2016)
- South Yorkshire Police (2016)
- Firm of Solicitors (Liverpool) (2016)
- Firm of solicitors (North-West England) (2016)
- National firm of solicitors (2016)
- Major Insurance Company (2016)
- City of London Police (2016)
- Taxi operating company (Midlands) (2016)
- Firm of solicitors (Bolton) (2016)
- Collision Consulting (Ireland) (2016)
- Police Federation (2016)
- Surrey Police (2016)
- Private client (Seychelles) (2016)
- Crown Prosecution Service (Kent) (2016)
- Kent Police (2016)
- Telematics insurance company (2016)
- West Mercia Police (2016)
- Firm of solicitors (Manchester) (2016)
- Hertfordshire Police (2016)
- Crown Prosecution Service (Thames & Chiltern) (2016)
- Greater Manchester Police (2016)
- Crown Prosecution Service (North-West) (2016)
- Firm of solicitors (Manchester) (2016)
- West Midlands Police (2016)
- Firm of solicitors (Manchester) (2016)
- Firm of solicitors (Liverpool) (2016)
- Major Insurance Company (2016)
- Firm of Solicitors (London EC3) (2016)
- Crown Prosecution Service (Stafford) (2016)
- Crown Prosecution Service (Carlisle) (2016)
- Public Defender Service (Darlington) (2016)
- Attorney (Seychelles) (2015)
Major Insurance Company (2015)
- Greater Manchester Police (2015)
- Major Insurance Company (2015)
- Staffordshire Police (2015)
- Firm of solicitors (London WC2) (2015)
- Kent Police (2015)
- Cumbria Police (2015)
- Firm of solicitors (Belfast) (2015)
- Independent Police Complaints Commission (2015)
- Greater Manchester Police (2015)
- East Midlands Special Operations Unit (2015)
- Greater Manchester Police (2015)
- Firm of solicitors (Cheshire) (2015)
- Firm of solicitors (Manchester) (2015)
- Litigant in person (2015)
- Gwent Police (2015)
- Hertfordshire Police (2015)
- Firm of solicitors (Manchester) (2015)
- West Midlands Police (2015)
- Firm of solicitors (Police Federation) (2015)
- Staffordshire Police (2015)
- Firm of solicitors (Manchester) (2015)
- Police Scotland (2015)
- Firm of solicitors (Liverpool) (2015)
- Firm of solicitors (Central London) (2015)
- Firm of solicitors (Liverpool) (2014)
- Firm of solicitors (Lancashire) (2014)
- North Yorkshire Police (2014)
- Cheshire Police (2014)
- Police Scotland (2014)
- Crown Prosecution Service (Birmingham) (2014)
- Firm of solicitors (Liverpool) (2014)
- Firm of solicitors (Manchester) (2014)
- Surrey Police (2014)
- Firm of solicitors (Liverpool) (2014)
- North Yorkshire Police (2014)
- Firm of solicitors (Liverpool) (2014)
- Crown Prosecution Service (Nottingham) (2014)
- Hampshire Police (2014)
- West Midlands Police (2014)
- East Midlands Special Operations Unit - Major Crime (2013)
- Greater Manchester Police (2013)
- East Midlands Serious Collision Investigation Unit (2013)
- Firm of solicitors (Milton Keynes) (2013)
- Firm of solicitors (Liverpool) (2013)
- Crown Prosecution Service (Old Bailey) (2013)
- South Yorkshire Police (2013)
- Avon & Somerset Police (2013)
- West Midlands Police (2013)
- Cheshire Police (2013)
- Firm of solicitors (Liverpool) (2013)
- Crown Prosecution Service (Old Bailey) (2013)
- Crown Prosecution Service (Cheshire) (2013)
- Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal (Glasgow High Court) (2012)
- Crown Prosecution Service (Old Bailey) (2012)
- City of London Police (2012)
- Firm of solicitors, Liverpool (2012)
- Crown Prosecution Service (Old Bailey) (2012)
- Durham Constabulary (2012)
- South Yorkshire Police (2012)
- Cambridgeshire Police (2012)
- Greater Manchester Police (2012)
- South-East Regional Organised Crime Unit (2012)
- Greater Manchester Police (2012)
- Firm of solicitors, North-West England (2012)
- A Counter-Terrorism Unit (2012)
- Cheshire Police (2012)
- Norfolk Constabulary (2012)
- Strathclyde Police (2012)
- Firm of patent attorneys, Central London (2011)
- Firm of solicitors, Central London (2011)
- Cornwall Coroner (2011)
- Strathclyde Police (2011)
- West Mercia Police (2011)
- Lincolnshire Police (2011)
- South Yorkshire Police (2011)
- Firm of solicitors, Manchester (2011)
- Firm of solicitors, Liverpool (2011)
- Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal (Glasgow High Court) (2011)
- Firm of patent attorneys, Central London (2011)
- Firm of solicitors, North London (2011)
- Lothian & Borders Police (2011)
- Nottinghamshire Police (2011)
- Thames Valley Police (2011)
- West Yorkshire Police (2011)
- Strathclyde Police (2010)
- Greater Manchester Police (2010)
- Firm of solicitors, North-West England (2010)
- Thames Valley Police (2010)
- Crown Prosecution Service (Manchester Crown Court) (2010)
- West Yorkshire Police (2010)
- Firm of solicitors, Birmingham (2010)
- Devon & Cornwall Constabulary (2010)
- Greater Manchester Police (2010)
- Gwent Police (2010)
- Devon & Cornwall Constabulary (2010)
- West Midlands Police (2010)
- Lancashire Constabulary (2010)
- Northumbria Police (2010)
- Crown Prosecution Service (Leeds Crown Court) (2009)
- West Mercia Police (2009)
- Gwent Police (2009)
- Firm of solicitors, Midlands (2009)
- Devon & Cornwall Constabulary (2009)
- West Midlands Police (2009)
- Cumbria Police (2009)
- Greater Manchester Police (2009)
- Crown prosecution Service (Leeds Crown Court) (2009)
- Greater Manchester Police (2009)
- South Wales Police (2009)
- West Midlands Police (2009)
- Greater Manchester Police (2009)
- A Counter-Terrorism Unit (2009)
- Greater Manchester Police (2009)
- Derbyshire Constabulary (2008)
- Northumbria Police (2008)
- West Yorkshire Police (2008)
- Merseyside Police (2008)
- North Wales Police (2008)
- Police Service of Northern Ireland (2008)
- Firm of solicitors, West Midlands (2008)
- West Yorkshire Police (2008)
- Gwent Police (2008)
- Police Service of Northern Ireland (2008)
- Hampshire Police (2007-2009)
- Greater Manchester Police (2007)
- Firm of solicitors, Surrey (2007)
- Police Service of Northern Ireland (2007)
- Bedfordshire Police (2007)
- Firm of solicitors, East Midlands (2007)
- West Mercia Police (2007)
- Metropolitan Police (2007)
- Crown Prosecution Service (Birmingham Crown Court) (2007)
- Greater Manchester Police (2006-2007)
- Metropolitan Police (2006)
- Devon & Cornwall Constabulary (2006)
- Derbyshire Constabulary (2006)