Legal aid firms facing the ever-present challenge of obtaining evidence to build a case, within tight timeframes and restricted budgets, must now widen their search for evidence to include the plethora of electronic devices which have become part of everyday life.
In recent years rapid advances in technology means communication has never been easier and with smartphones now at the centre of our everyday lives (over two thirds of adults own one) and the volume of CCTV cameras rising to almost 6 million in the UK, our habits and patterns have become more traceable. Smart home appliances, wearable technology, smart cars and social media sites all become potential sources of critical evidence when conducting forensic investigations. The preservation, security and defensibility of information retrieved from any device is paramount. For legal aid lawyers, tight timeframes and restricted budgets limit the availability of essential expert services like digital forensics and social media preservation. CCL’s considerable knowledge and experience in these areas means we are a trusted resource for legal aid firms, eliminating the need for them to procure the services of multiple external practitioners.
Over the last 12 years alone we have successfully completed in excess of 80,000 digital forensics cases involving mobile phones, PCs and laptops and over 400 cell site cases. In the last 2 years alone CCL has assisted with 300 court appearances.
CCL is home to the largest digital forensics and cell site labs in the country, with a strong proven track record in recovering potentially crucial data from electronic devices. An early innovator in the field of digital forensics, we continue to push the boundaries in areas such as smartphone technology. Our exceptional Research and Development capabilities enable us to extract and analyse data from new, obscure and unsupported technology. We excel in situations that require abilities over and above simply using commercial forensic tools.