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Dr. Jan Collie


Jan Collie is a highly qualified Digital Forensics and Cyber security specialist.  A  CUBS accredited Expert Witness with many hours' courtroom experience, she is certified for civil and criminal litigation. She has acted as both Expert and Single Joint Expert in High Court proceedings.

Jan has wide ranging experience in corporate and criminal investigations. In the private sector, clients have included City banks and broker houses as well as major corporates with issues such as IP theft, financial fraud, digital document fraud, system hacking and staff computer misuse. In criminal proceedings, Jan has acted for both the Defence and Prosecution with cases involving a large variety of serious charges such as Dark Web drug dealing, blackmail, cyberbullying, rape, murder and possession of indecent images.

Jan has a PhD in Digital Forensics Data Security and Cybercrime. She continues to keep herself at the leading edge in her field, typically completing more than 80 hours specialist training per year.   She is the Managing Director and Senior Forensic Investigator of Discovery Forensics Ltd.

Main skills area:

Digital Forensics, Digital Data / IP theft, Cybersecurity.
Mobile phone, Tablet, SatNav forensics.
Cell Site analysis.
Social Media / Webmail / Dropbox forensics.
Metadata analysis.

Languages: German, Mandarin Chinese, French.

Methodology: Strict adherence to ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) guidelines. Adherence to U.S. Department of Justice guidelines.

Educational Qualifications

PhD - Digital Forensics, Data Security and Cybercrime - University of South Wales.
MSc in Information Security and Computer Crime (Distinction) – University of Glamorgan.
BSc (Honours) in Information Technology & Computing - The Open University.

Industry-specific Qualifications

Cardiff University Expert Witness Certificate (Civil) –  Cardiff University/Bond Solon
Cardiff University Expert Witness Certificate (Ciminal)–  Cardiff University/Bond Solon
Certified Computer Examiner –  International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners.
Certified Steganography Investigator -  Wetstone Technologies, Inc.
Certified Security Testing Associate -  7 Safe.

Professional Qualifications

CEng (Chartered Engineer)
FBCS CITP (Fellow of the British Computer Society, Chartered IT Professional)
MEWI (Member of the Expert Witness Institute)
MIET (Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology)
MIEEE (Member of the Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers)

Dr. Robert Worden


Robert Worden has strong practical experience of information technology and its business application. He has several years' line management experience, has successfully managed large IT projects, and acts as a trouble-shooter of major integration projects and consultant in information strategy. He has several areas of specific and current technical expertise.

Robert has acted as IT expert in about a dozen disputes, including the landmark case Sky v EDS and the recent copyright case SAS v WPL. He has been cross-examined by five QCs, and his work is consistently highly rated by clients and lawyers.


Partners with whom Robert has worked on recent disputes can comment on his work. Disputes include SAS v WPL, Sky v EDS, a dispute involving an ERP system, Inland Revenue v EDS, Airtours v EDS, CTP v Axial. Contact details supplied on request.

Languages: French


1964 - 1965 Université de Grenoble
1965 - 1968 Cambridge University; MA (1st Class) in Natural Sciences
1968 - 1971 Cambridge University and Cal Tech; PhD in Theoretical Particle Physics


2010 – Present: Discovery Forensics Ltd; Open Mapping Software Ltd.
1997 – 2010 : Charteris
1995 - 1997: Business and Technical Consultant in Logica
1991-1995: Review and Trouble-shooting of Major Projects
1986-1990: Managing Director of Logica Cambridge
1983 - 1986 Research and Project Management in Knowledge Based Systems
1978 - 1983 Development and Commercial Exploitation of a Relational DBMS
1975 - 1978 Development of the RARDE Divisional War Game

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