R -v- Ahmed & Ahmed

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Trials for Directing and Membership of Al Qaeda |

J P French Associates were commended by the Greater Manchester Police for our “outstanding assistance … in connection with the prosecution of Rangzieb Ahmed and Habib Ahmed” for a number of terrorist offences.  Various members of the firm carried out a range of forensic work including enhancement of recordings and transcription and speaker comparison in English, Urdu and Panjabi languages.  The convictions in relation to Al Qaeda were the first of their kind in the UK.

Certificate of appreciation – GMP CTU

Manchester Crown Court, December 2008.

Instructed by the Crown.  Produced reports, transcripts and gave evidence in court.

R -v- David Cullen Bain

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Case of disputed utterance in emergency call following family’s murder |

David Bain was famously retried subsequent to the quashing of his conviction for murder of five family members.  J P French gave expert evidence and reports to a preliminary voir dire hearing about the questioned audio.  Our report was also used later by the Supreme Court of New Zealand.

High Court, Christchurch, New Zealand.  November 2008.

Report used by Court of Criminal Appeal and Supreme Court of New Zealand in deciding admissibility of audio evidence March 2009.  Produced report and gave evidence via video link.