Confessions of a not so expert witness

Date:    Tuesday 17th May 2016
Time:     18:30 – Refreshments from 6:30pm for a 7pm start
Speaker:     Colin Pearson, Enterprise Reader (retired)
Location:    ECG-13 – Ground Floor Engineering and Computing Building, Coventry University

Abstract:  Confessions of a not so expert witness

Unusual but light hearted reflections on 25 years as an Expert Witness covering both criminal cases (including fraud, murder and terrorism) as well as commercial cases (such as computer contracts, and misuse by employees), divorce and landlord / tenant issues!

Many of these smaller cases are far from the traditional image presented in the press or on TV. He will share some of his war stories. The topics will be jargon-free and non-technical but of interest to both lawyers and computing practitioners.

Colin started his career in computing in 1963 as a programmer/analyst, progressing through various stages of marketing, project management and consultancy. He became an expert witness, part-time, somewhat casually in 1986 and finished his career as an Enterprise Reader at Staffordshire University, acting as the catalyst for their recently established Forensic Examination Laboratory.

He is a member of North Staffordshire Branch and Treasurer of both Internet and Law SGs

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