Testimonials:"Darran responded brilliantly to a request for urgent assistance, was completely committed to the task in hand and provided a clear and helpful report"
Andrew Darwin, Head of Litigation, RLS Law, Covent Garden.
"Mr. Thomas is very thorough; he ensures that he has as much relevant information as possible before he commences drafting and will seek further information if necessary. He is a skilled draftsman and has no trouble meeting deadlines. I have found Mr. Thomas’s advice to be clear, objective and well presented, he has always remained impartial. I have found Mr. Thomas to be a very competent, innovative and reliable professional, and is one of the more enthusiastic experts I have worked with, he is quick to grasp legal concepts and I believe he genuinely enjoys working in this field. I would have no compunction recommending Mr. Thomas to others.
Thomas McNamara, Solicitor Ryanair PLC.
"As part of our litigation team we needed an independant expert who not only understood our technology but understood our business. Darran proved invaluable in this role. His reports and testimony were clear and concise and I believe were instrumental to our success. Before and during the trial Darran was always available and helpful to our legal team and everything was delivered on time. I have no problem recommending Darran, not just as a expert witness but as an expert who clearly understand technology and business applications."
David Gross, Director and Owner, HWM Ltd
"I worked with Darran on a complex copyright case in which he was
engaged as an expert witness. He was extremely responsive and provided
comprehensive and authoritative expert reports to very tight deadlines. A
pleasure to deal with."
Rossa McMahon, Partner, Patrick G McMahon Solicitors.
"Both Darran and I worked as independent expert witnesses in a landmark intellectual property case in the Irish High Court. Darran's research and testimony was of the highest quality and I would strongly recommend Darran to anyone looking for an forensic expert."
Paul Rooney, Senior IT Executive and IT consultant.
"Darran acted as an expert witness in an software/financial services intellectual property case for me. He was very thorough, professional and knowledgeable and ultimately his superior evidence helped in the successful result of a complex and groundbreaking case."
Roger Woolman, Independant Consultant and Accountant
“I was part of the defence team that engaged Darran as an independent expert witness in a complex software copyright case heard in the High Court. Darran brought a technical depth to the team which significantly contributed to a successful defence. His analysis was top class yet truly independent. He was cool and professional in giving his evidence and he was always available to respond and contribute further during the trial. Not only that, Darran was a pleasure to work with and to share a pint with after a hard day in court. I would have no hesitation recommending Darran as an independent expert witness.”
Dr. Fred Logue, MD New Morning IP
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If your Computer Evidence Expert tell you the last time he wrote a computer program was while he was standing inside a computer feeding it punched cards, it's time to put down the phone and ring me on 0777 5 6 7 8 9 10
ExperienceHaving been involved in the computer business since around 1985 I have experience in many areas so please check whether I can help with your specific case. I have been a self employed consultant for over 20 years. I began as a professional Expert Witness in October 2008, and my first case turned into what is now possibly the largest, longest running and most expensive civil High Court Case in Ireland's history. (Case Won)
I am / have been a contracted consultant to HSBC, Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan Chase, SBC Warburg, UBS, Commercial Union, Charteris PLC, PowerGen PLC, EG Solutions PLC (provider for Aviva, Standard Bank (South Africa), Direct Line insurance etc)
I am a Published Technical Author and have covered all industry roles including Senior Analyst / Developer, Team Leader, Technical Authorship, PC Hardware expert, Relational Database Design expert, Certified SQL Expert (SQL Server, Sybase and MySQL/LAMP) Test cycles and test case development and execution.
I have been a professional troubleshooter and bespoke software developer for 25 years, mainly in the Banking, Finance and Insurance arenas.
I have a solid understanding of the business ethics, functionality needs, specification requirements, hardware and software requirements of these industries and a deep understanding of the use of computer systems in Reporting, Unit Trusts, Valuations, T/A systems, Annuities systems, Pensions systems, Risk systems, Futures systems, and Hedge funding on Windows and Unix and Linux based systems and the movement of information between these systems.
I have developed several websites on different platforms (Windows / LAMP) and can offer services regarding analysis and valuation of "system delivered vs actual requirement" assignments as well as the same expertise in standard Client/Server Applications.
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