Questioned Document & Handwriting Analysis

Do you require advice on any of the following;

Altered or Forged Documents
Questioned Signatures
Questioned Handwriting
ESDA Testing
Ink Identification

 

Altered or forged documents
Paper documents are everywhere.  All day, every day we see them, handle them & complete them.  But from time to time it becomes evident that documents are altered.  It could be a digit has been added, a number or letter altered or an entry added at a different time to the original content.  We can carry out examination and comparison within a controlled environment to determine if this is the case.  Were all of the handwritten contents written at the same time? 

 

Questioned Signatures
Many individuals can be a victim of a forged signature.  Whether this be on a finance agreement, tenancy agreement, a cheque and more.  Last Will & Testament, Land Registry forms and legally binding agreements all can be disputed from time to time. We carry out hundreds of cases comparing ‘questioned’ signatures with ‘controlled’ signatures that are not in dispute to determine authorship.

 

Questioned Handwriting
The same applies to handwriting.  Many documents are handwritten and disputed as been forged or copied.  Examinations and comparisons can be carried out to determine this.

 

ESDA Testing
ESDA testing can be used to show impressions on paper caused by writing.  This occurs when resting on top of the document under investigation.  This technique can be used when there is dispute relating to if documents are written at the same time, on masse or if handwriting or signatures have been completed by tracing.

 

Ink Identification
In some cases it can be said that entries on a page have been added at different times.  This can be determined by ink identification.  Although the ink appears to be one colour, this does not always mean the same pen has been used.  Close examination can determine if a different pen, all be it the same colour, has been used to add an entry, maybe at a later date.

 

Our expert in this field is Mr. Andrew Stephens.  He has experience in hundreds of cases involving documents been called into question.  He has the experience and knowledge to help you get the best evidence for your client.  Expertise is provided in criminal, civil and on a single joint expert basis.

Whatever your case, if it involves a forged document, we can almost certainly help

Give us a call on 01388 811003 or drop us an e-mail at formedecon@aol.com