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Following the Grenfell Tower fire of 14 June 2017, Forensic Architecture, a multidisciplinary team of investigators based at Goldsmiths, University of London, launched an open ended investigation into the circumstances of the night of the fire.

by Martin Burns RICS, Head of ADR Research and Development

by Richard Morton, RM Architects

“An Englishman's home is his castle,” This is a very old saying, which initially proclaimed the right for someone to prevent entry to their home. Over time it has progressively been used to imply that people have an exclusive right to act entirely as they please within their own home. The truth is that they do not. This becomes crystal clear to any home owner who decides to undertake significant construction work on, or in proximity to, the boundary between his/her property and that of his/her neighbour.

Adept is the UK's first civil & structural engineering firm to achieve BRE Global BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certification. The certificate is awarded to Adept three months in advance of Government’s mandatory requirement for BIM to be applied to all publically procured buildings.

’Well done to Adept - we know that our BIM business certification process is challenging and rigorous but ultimately it will enhance the competitiveness of Adept in national and international markets and enable them to deliver better value to customers throughout the lifecycle of a project’ said BRE Group’s Director for BIM, Guy Hammersley.

Since 2013 Adept have applied BIM on all their projects including the new Next Distribution Centre in Doncaster, a Staycity Hotel in Manchester, the refurbishment of Leeds Kirkgate Market, the new Humber University Technical College and on residential projects for UK’s McCarthy & Stone and social housing organisations across the UK.

Adept’s Managing Director Erol Erturan says: 'BIM is a great way of demonstrating to clients that we have the right procedures in place at every level to deliver what are very rigorous Government requirements. It also simplifies the tendering process, as once a business is BIM certified its competence levels are guaranteed.’

Amanda Clack FRICS is today being inaugurated as the RICS President for 2016-17. Ms. Clack is a Partner at EY, and is Head of Infrastructure (Advisory), leading on infrastructure across government and the private sector.

Expert witness: “A person whose level of specialized knowledge or skill in a particular field qualifies them to present their opinion about the facts of a case during legal proceedings.” (Oxford English Dictionary).

Hugh Koch, Clinical Psychologist and Visiting Professor in L aw and Psychology to Birmingham City University Nkem Adeleye, L ecturer in Tort Law (BCU) Jon Willows and Chris Harrop, both clinical psychologists with Hugh Koch Associates

GWP Consultants

LLP Senior staff at GWP Consultants LLP (GWP) have been appointed as expert advisors and expert witnesses in cases involving mining, geological, geotechnical, mineral resource and hydrogeological issues for over 30 years. Senior members of staff are frequently called upon to provide expert opinion in technically challenging cases in civil and criminal courts, arbitrations, mediations and planning inquiries.

by Professor Paul Tipton

Dr Nigel Kellow MB BS FRCA MBA - Consultant in Pain Medicine

by Bee-Lean Chew

Our Directors are:-

David Cook JP FCA MAE who is a Justice of the Peace, a Chartered Accountant, accredited by the Institute as a Forensic Accountant, A Member of the Academy of Experts, accredited by them as an Expert Witness, and is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association and the Society of Expert Witnesses.

Chris Gahagan LLB FCA, who is a Chartered Accountant, an Associate Member of the Academy of Experts and a member of the Society of Expert Witnesses with experience in commerce as well as professional practice

The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences is an internationally recognised professional body with almost 3000 members in over 60 countries.

Following a Randox Testing Services (RTS) report to Greater Manchester Police of alleged data manipulation within their laboratory processes, a team of experts identified that thousands of cases had been affected and a major national retesting programme was commissioned

In this article I explain how cryptocurrencies are used to launder illicit funds and how this affects the asset tracing work of forensic accountants

by Jo Millington BSc (Hons) MSc PGCert MIABPA MCSFS

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