Wednesday April 5, 2023
We’ve strengthened our national Forensic Services offering with the appointment of Jon Walklin as a Director in our London-based team.
Jon has more than 30 years’ experience acting as a forensic expert witness providing testimony in both civil and criminal cases, for claimants and defendants, the prosecution and defence, as well as in corporate investigations.
He specialises in forensic analysis of the application of imaging technology, including the enhancement and analysis of video and photographic imagery, the operation of CCTV systems, x-ray examination of critical components, military applications, and medical imaging. He is also experienced in the analysis of big data and the forensic techniques used in audio, disputed handwriting, signatures and questioned documents.
Jon began his career at the Ministry of Defence and has worked on a number of high-profile cases throughout his career. This includes processing the CCTV images of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed from the Hôtel Ritz Paris, and working on professional footballer Dean Saunders’ successful defence against a major personal injury claim after fellow player Paul Elliot suffered a career-ending injury on the field.
At FRP, he will primarily take a business development and advisory role – helping drive continued growth of our now 36-strong forensic services team, which includes experts who specialise in data acquisition and eDiscovery. Last year, the team was ranked for the fourth year running in the Chambers and Partners directory for litigation support services, and was ranked for its eDiscovery services.
It also strengthened its global reach through its membership of the new international Forensics & Dispute Resolution Network. This will foster closer collaboration with members of Eight International – the global advisory organisation – specialising in forensic and dispute resolution projects to deliver complex cross-border projects.
Jon Walklin, Forensic Services Director at FRP, said: “Virtually every legal case now involves some form of digital device, disputed document, audio or visual evidence, making it more important than ever that clients have the right forensic support to help them defend themselves or bring an action.
“FRP has built a practice with a strong reputation that delivers a full end-to-end suite of forensic services, supported by the latest technology. I’m excited to join the team, and support its growth with my specific experience in video technology and big data.”
Chris Osborne, Forensic Services Partner at FRP, said: “Jon is a fantastic addition to our Forensic Services team, bringing many years of experience working at the cutting edge of the sector.
“His meticulous investigation skills will support our team’s growing pipeline of work, and strengthen the offering we deliver through our network of offices, nationwide and internationally.”