The forensic services offered by FlyEvidence are underpinned by more than a decade of legal investigation, pest control, environmental health and graduate/postgraduate forensic teaching.
Primarily focussed on Forensic Entomology, FlyEvidence has prior involvement in 25 legal cases, including 20 autopsies conducted in the pursuit of murder inquiries and about 20 non-suspicious deaths (also with attendance at autopsies) which provide the scope of experience that is applied to new cases. Previous experience through the Division of Pathology (Forensic Medicine), University of Edinburgh, Scottish Police Forces and Procurator Fiscals was supplemented by experience further afield with the South African and Australian police forces and hospitals and the service has recently been extended to the USA and Canada also.
Contracts for the forensic service at FlyEvidence will preferentially move to top priority in the business schedule and is provided with full confidentiality and chain of custody. In all legal work the current internationally accepted protocols for Forensic Entomology will be followed. All information and the resulting ‘court-ready’ report are provided in the strictest confidence.
Calliphora vomitoria (Linnaeus, 1758), Dorset, England
FlyEvidence is actively accepting forensic and legal work in instances where insect evidence is present in a case. Confidentiality, correct procedures & protocols and chain of custody are paramount to the contract.
Schedule of Rates for Forensic Contracts in the UK
Telephonic discussion and (non-legal) advice
(£10 per 10 minutes or part thereof) up to a total £60 per hour
Travel time £40 per hour
Travel costs by submission of receipts
Daily rate (holding fee for 8 hours*) £400
Site visits and Fieldwork £80 per hour
Bench fee £80 per hour
Mortuary attendance £80 per hour
Confidential legal reports and advice £80 per hour
Precognition statement £100 per hour
Court attendance (day one) £500 per day
Subsequent days of court attendance after day one £350 per day
*The daily rate is a holding fee exclusive of meetings and site visit, charged either side of these activities to cover time away from regular work activities.
Fees for international work (i.e. outside of the UK) can be negotiated on a project by project basis, including transport and accommodation costs.
For the most part the fee structure will remain as stated, but travel and subsistence will need discussion.
Please direct any queries or concerns to Dr Andrew Whittington at: firstname.lastname@example.org
M.F. & E. Investigation Services LLC provides confidential tutoring, investigation, and bilingual translation services. Based in New Britain, Connecticut, M.F. & E. Investigation Services LLC facilitates a unique collaboration between the UK & United States Forensic Entomological services.