We have over 20 years experience in operational forensic laboratories, and have been involved in thousands of cases – including attendance at crime scenes.
Here is a rough breakdown of our experience:
DNA analyses and interpretation
Expert witness appearances
Our principal scientists, Mrs Helen Roebuck and Ms Jae Gerhard, are experts in body fluid detection and confirmation, bloodstain pattern analysis as well as DNA analysis and interpretation. Each with nearly 20 years experience in forensic investigation, Helen draws on her background within the UK and Australian government agencies while Jae brings her comprehensive experience in Australian Police Forensic Services and Disaster Victim Identification, including DNA testing for familial relationships.
Independent Forensic Services provides forensic experts for the critical appraisal and evaluation of reports, case files and source documents in relation to forensic biology, DNA analysis, bloodstain pattern analysis and crime scene examination.
Let us share our knowledge with you on a range of topics, including decoding DNA for Lawyers, demystifying DNA statistics and debunking CSI: How we locate and sample biological material.
I briefed Jae at short notice on a complex DNA and Blood Pattern Analysis matter with thousands of pages of casefile material. Jae worked tirelessly on the file to meet strict deadlines, and produced detailed and well considered reports. I have no hesitation in recommending Jae, and will brief her again being confident of the high standard of work that will be produced.
I highly recommend the team at Independent Forensic Services for their expertise and professionalism. Helen assisted in identifying precisely what documents to subpoena and her expert analysis, not only qualified the Crown’s DNA evidence, but also identified gaps in the evidence to our client’s benefit.
A professional, organised and very impressive witness
Ms Roebuck was highly professional in her approach and has my highest recommendation