Oxfordshire based Forensic Access Group acquires Faraday Forensics

Forensic Access Group

Forensic Access Group has completed the acquisition of Faraday Forensics. This is the latest acquisition by the Forensic Access Group, building on the success of Forensic Access and following the recent acquisition of IntaForensics and Alecto Forensic Services, all supporting an ambitious growth strategy aimed at creating a leading international forensic and criminal justice services organisation.

Oxfordshire-based Forensic Access is a leader in the provision of forensic science and support services to the UK criminal justice system.

Warrington-based Faraday Forensics specialises in digital forensic services. Faraday’s services are used by a range of criminal justice professionals, including law enforcement agencies, the legal profession and private clients. The team brings a wealth of experience that will further enhance the capacity and capability of our rapidly growing Digital Forensic and Cell Site Hub at Nuneaton-based IntaForensics.

Rachel Jansen, CEO of Forensic Access Group, said: “We are delighted to bring Ryan Stokoe, Mark Rigby and the rest of the team Faraday Forensics into the fold. We jointly share the strategy and vision of providing leading support to our valued customers through investment in technology, quality, and innovation. Strengthening and expanding our digital and cell site service offerings, as a response to continued and increased demand, makes the Northern Hub at Warrington a key strategic acquisition. We are looking forward to supporting the Faraday Forensics team in their expansion plans”

Ryan Stokoe, Director at Faraday Forensics, added: “This acquisition is the next logical step for Faraday after ten successful years of trading. We are very pleased to have the Forensic Access Group take us into their fold. They are a highly respected company and we very much look forward to working with Rachel, Jon and their team.”

Jon Blows, CFO of Forensic Access Group, said: “We are delighted at this, our latest acquisition, as it complements and enhances our comprehensive range of forensic services. We look forward to continuing to develop, identify and support further organic and collaborative acquisition opportunities.”

Forensic Access Limited was established by Professor Angela Gallop in 1986 to provide advice and guidance to defence solicitors for a better balance of forensic science expertise at court, and second opinions for police in cases of uncertainty or concern.

The merger with ArroGen Forensics in 2018 created a powerhouse of high-quality forensic provision for police and legal professionals covering a broad spectrum of the forensic marketplace. In addition to its prosecution casework, which includes specialist ballistics, fingerprint development and marks teams, the company is one of the leading providers of forensic services to defence solicitors and barristers as well as covering both family and civil law.  Our breadth of expertise allows us to cover all forensic disciplines, including those less frequently encountered “niche” services.

The company has provided forensic science in many of the most high profile cases including the Stephen Lawrence and “Coastal Path” murders.