CCL-Forensics at Criminal Law Conference

CCL-Forensics is pleased to be involved in the annual Law Society Criminal Law Conference this week.

Our Forensics Manager, Mark Larson, will take to the stage to discuss how digital evidence can prove crucial in criminal cases.

It’s happening at Chancery lane in London on Friday, and further details can be found at

We’ll be presenting alongside our counterparts at Manlove Forensics (, who will be concentrating on blood pattern analysis, body fluids and DNA profiling.

It’ll be a chance to give criminal law solicitors and others who have an interest in the criminal justice system, the opportunity to see how established, well accredited forensic expert witness companies can enhance criminal cases.

If you are attending this event, please stop by and say hello.  We’ll be handing out our famous stress-toy judges on the day, so don’t miss out!



Continue your professional development with us

There are many ways to grab a few CPD points here and there if you’re a criminal defence lawyer, but all of them take time out of your busy day, and some of them are little more than a box-ticking exercise.

Here at CCL-Forensics we like to spread a little love by offering our own CPD course – free of charge*. You can choose from a one, two, or three-hour course and we’ll come to your premises at a time and date to suit you.

The course aims to improve delegates’ understanding of digital evidence: including things you may not have considered, and a look at what it is possible to extract and use to build a case. Building a full picture of your client’s activities is vital if he or she is to receive a fair trial, and making use of all the evidence available is a key part of that.

It’s a very popular course, and we consistently receive feedback from people who are genuinely surprised at how much they learn. Delegates take information from the course and put it into practice when building defence cases which involve digital evidence.

Take a look at the agenda:

  • Introduction to digital forensics
  • How people communicate electronically
  • What information can be recovered and from where
    • Social media evidence
    • Smart phones and computers
    • Chat and messenger services
    • Real life examples (e.g. the recent riots)
    • Deleted data
  • Indecent images
    • Brief overview of the law
    • Extracting deleted files and internet history
    • Showing intent
  • 20 unlikely places you may find defence evidence
  • Cell site analysis
    • Using phone mast data to analyse your client’s movements
    • How precise can it be?
    • Understanding and challenging the prosecution evidence

Give us a call on 01789 261200 or email and find out how we can help you to make the best of the evidence available to you.

*Subject to a minimum number of attendees.

Suspected computer misuse – would you know what to do?

46% of large companies have had staff lose or leak confidential data*

People live a large part of their lives through their computers and mobile phones, and these devices can be seen as an extension to the minds of employees – so it stands to reason that the evidence they contain can be pivotal in internal investigations, disciplinaries and tribunals.

A quarter of frauds suffered by business during 2010-2011 were digital crimes

Computer misuse is almost inevitable, no matter how robust your IT security, policies and procedures. When employees have round-the-clock access to company computer systems and smartphones, there will always be those who will misuse equipment or take liberties with sensitive data to which they have legitimate access.

Whatever the scenario, no matter how small, the initial response is crucial to avoid potential legal problems.

What can you do?

No matter how effective your policies and procedures, and IT security, there will always be risks. CCL-Forensics has put together a one-day course providing delegates with techniques to understand and implement best-practice in dealing with digital evidence.


  • Computer misuse – why I might need a forensic response
  • Contemporaneous notes – how and why
  • Handling digital evidence – chain of custody
  • Locating the data (evidence)
  • Seizing digital devices – theory and practice
  • Forensic data imaging – the theory
  • Forensic data imaging – practical
    • PC
    • Laptop
    • Flash drive
  • Getting data from a network
  • Home directories
    • Email
    • Custom content image
    • Storing digital evidence

When, where and how to book

Date: February 23

Price: £195 + VAT per delegate

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon

For more information and to book online, please visit our website, email or call 01789 261200.

SQLite analysis for forensic practitioners

epilog‘s developers have put together a one-day training course to help you to get the best possible results from digital investigations involving SQLite databases.

The course covers the basics of epilog and demonstrates how to deal with SQLite logically, as well as covering how to optimise results and advanced use of the tool. It will help you to get more from your investigations.

For example, the iPhone web cache is stored in an SQLite database. In a recent case, epilog recovered and presented nearly 5,000 entries from the web cache, where only 400 live (visible) entries were shown – including both textual and binary data. The tool streamlined the process by identifying the tables from which the data originated, and then allowed the investigator to use the “export to insert statements” functionality to make these records live again. This enabled the deleted cached records to be parsed and processed.

Our training course will teach you how to do this, and much more.

It takes place on February 7, 2012, at our offices in Stratford-upon-Avon. It’s a one-day course, costing just £250+VAT per person – a bargain in anyone’s book. Call us now on +44 (0)1789 261200 or email for more information or to book a place.

Alex Caithness

epilog developer