Margaret Webb is one of the UK's leading Handwriting Experts
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
I am a fully qualified, independent, Certified Document Examiner and Graphologist working for clients and solicitors in the UK, Eire and worldwide. Overseas' clients include the following countries:- Africa and South Africa, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Croatia, France, Greece, Lithuania, Spain and Poland. Instructions are taken from both private and professional clients. I accept both single and joint instructions from solicitors. I am an English handwriting expert based in Reading, Berkshire. Please phone on 01189 724002 for cv and scale of charges.
I am a graduate of two Training Courses in Questioned Handwriting and Document Examination: Reed Hayes and Katherine Koppenhaver. Expert Witness training in London was undertaken in 2006/2007 (CUBS), to include modules in Excellence in Report Writing, Courtroom Skills, and basic Law & Procedure.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Specialists in Questioned Documents have an understanding of issues relating to signatures and handwriting and other aspects of document examination that routinely arise in their field. These include methods of examining documents to show authenticity or to determine alterations to them; the examination and comparison of handwriting and signatures and general examinations such as for indented impressions. My particular areas of expertise are:-
Fraud -Are you a victim?
Forensic document and handwriting analysis
Forensic document and handwriting comparison for Solicitors
Examination of forgeries and counterfeit documents
Examination of document additions, obliterations, erasures and alterations
Handwriting identification and comparison
Signature identification and comparison
Graffiti identification and comparison
Anonymous letters and hatemail
Mortgage fraud and corporate fraud
Cheque signature identification
My professional, Court compliant reports, in accordance with the provisions set out in Part 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 and its relevant supplemented practice directions, are designed to support the investigation of civil cases. During the course of my work I have examined thousands of cases for solicitors, both civil and criminal, and all handwriting of unknown or disputed origin and have given expert evidence in UK Courts. By submitting clear, detailed and self-explanatory reports, I aim to eliminate avoidable costs and loss of time in the presentation of Expert Evidence in Courts of Law, and the majority of cases have been settled out of court upon presentation of my written opinion. This has been my sole occupation since 1985
As a professional Document Examiner I adhere to a very strict code of ethics and all cases are treated with the utmost respect and confidentiality. I do not claim to be a forensic scientist with a laboratory equipped with electrostatic detection apparatus, infra red video equipment and all facilities of a forensic document laboratory. Even the most sophisticated machinery does not obviate the need for interpretation, accurate observation, checked by measurement, systematic analysis, perception and experience. My graphology qualification was obtained in 1983.