"Jo Millington was instructed to review Environmental Science and Research findings, relating to saliva testing, ySTR and STR DNA analysis. She was extremely professional to deal with and provided a detailed report critiquing the ESR findings. Jo also made herself available at short notice to answer telephone queries despite the time difference.
The clarity of the material provided enabled targeted and effective cross examination. As a result the concessions that were able to be obtained from the Crown witnesses resulted in Jo’s evidence being admitted by consent as part of the defence case. The information provided by Jo significantly contributed to the acquittal that was subsequently obtained.”
Richard Earwaker, Federal Chambers, Auckland
"The staff that I spoke to, and dealt with were polite and helpful and helped me to understand the procedure for submissions. I was kept informed throughout the process. I received the information quickly and in an easily understandable format. Overall, I would say that the excellent scoring is well deserved."
Peter Falzon, Criminal Investigation Team, Royal Mail Group Security
"I would like to email my thanks following the assistance of your Jo Millington in a recent rape case at Inner London Crown Court.
I was extremely impressed with the work carried out by Jo, not least in her pro-active approach in dealing direct with the Police, CPS and Crown’s expert. This case was extremely complicated, not least by the Crown’s lack of disclosure, but by the fact that as time progressed the goal posts constantly changed, in relation to what material existed and what was available for analysis.
It was very reassuring to have Jo on hand, available to respond immediately as and when problems arose. In relation to the actual forensic work done, this was carried out quickly and efficiently, and proved to be a massive contributing factor in undermining the Complainant’s account in evidence and eventually securing a unanimous acquittal.
I have been practising in the field of criminal defence work for over 10 years, and have conducted many cases involving the instruction of defence experts. I have to say that I have never been quite so impressed as with the general attitude of Manlove Forensics, in addition to their scientific expertise, which in my view sets them apart from other experts in the field. I would strongly recommend their services to colleagues, and will definitely be using them again."
Emma Lambie, LLM Solicitors LLP
"Manlove forensics (Kathy Manlove) was instructed by the defence in a recent high profile case of kidnap at Kingston Crown court to examine prosecution expert footmark evidence. The prosecution evidence was that footmarks made in the victim’s blood at scene of his imprisonment were a match to the defendant’s trainers.
The preparation of the report and the analysis of the evidence were exemplary. Kathy Manlove had remarkable skills in conveying with clarity to the jury (and to counsel) the significance of the evidence and how it might interpreted. She dealt with the complexities and issues arising with assuredness and revealing insight. In this case the presentation of her report, including the use of visuals aids, highlighted with striking clarity the deficiencies in the prosecution evidence.
Legal submissions ensued that led to the case being stopped against the defendant. This is an expert I would highly recommend and will use again."
Graham Arnold, Counsel, Farringdon Chambers
"I thought I would take the opportunity to thank you for all the assistance provided by Manlove Forensics.
Both the speed and effort which both James and Dr Gray put in has been exceptional. The timescales the Judge placed us under were unrealistic yet we were able to meet them due to their professionalism and the swift seamless service provided.
Irrespective of the outcome I would like to thank you and those involved. I could not have wanted anything more from the service provided.
I hope to utilise you in the future and will be recommending both James and Wendy and Manlove Forensics to colleagues in the profession."
Fiona Stevens, Solicitors, Cobleys Solicitors LLP
"I would have no hesitation in recommending...
Having recently instructed Dr Manlove in a complicated murder trial I was impressed both by the speed and efficiency with which he dealt with his investigations and thereafter the utterly comprehensive scope of his findings. Such was the thoroughness of his work that the Crown had to re-visit and then revise their own findings. His work was quite simply outstanding."
Stephen Fox, Ross & Fox solicitors, Glasgow
"Thank you for your valuable assistance in the investigation of suspicious deaths in Ireland.
In each case the determination of the time of death was crucial.
I have been impressed by your professionalism and, in particular, your rapid response to our requests for assistance."
Professor Marie Cassidy, State Pathologist, Republic of Ireland
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