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my cv :

IT EXPERT WITNESS.
CHRIS STANBURY.
WILBURY BARN.
SWALLOWCLIFFE.
SALISBURY.
WILTSHIRE.
SP3 5QH.
UK.
Tel: 0800 824 7994.
chris@it-expert-witness.co.uk

Why you want to instruct me

With over 30 years experience in the IT industry, I can offer a broad knowledge of computer hardware and software from before the birth of the PC. I have experience giving evidence in court.

  • My ability to sift through information and produce accurate and readable reports helps my clients put the facts before the court on time and within budget.
  • I have acted for Theodore Goddard as expert witness in a multi-million pound case (see below)
  • Having been involved in the computer business since 1979 I have experience in many areas so please check whether I can help with your specific case. Recent experience includes the creation of web sites including E-Commerce sites. My company has now produced almost 200 web sites. Most of these are hosted on our own web server and maintained by us. I am familiar with meta tags, keywords and the art of search engine optimisation. I have also been an analyst/programmer since 1979. I have many years experience supplying and installing hardware and software including networked systems.

1984-Date:

MD - Cravenplan Computers Ltd - the following projects have been undertaken since forming Cravenplan in 1984:

1993-Date:

Expert Witness - I have worked on over 15 cases, further details on the case studies pages. In many cases I have written reports which have helped avoid lengthy litigation. I have worked as a Single Joint Expert (SJE) on many of the cases.

2002:

Report for a client – Saved the client £40k by investigating requirement to update web server – projected cost £60k, my recommended solution offered more benefits at a cost of less than £20k.

2001:

E-Commerce solution – created a reusable E-Commerce solution for customers.

1999:

Database driven Web Site – produced dynamic web site driven from customer database.

1996:

Web Site – Designed and built web site to promote RockBase

1994:

RockBase – Major project to design and build program for retail distribution. RockBase CD contains information on 337,000 albums and singles. Approx 4000 copies sold.

1993-1994:

Theodore Goddard – acted as expert witness in multi-million pound case. My work involved many months of preparation including meetings with barristers and culminated in a full day giving evidence in the High Court.

1987:

Mac Containers – consulted with MD and wrote system to manage accounts and container rentals (system still in use today).

1986:

BBC – wrote energy management system which resulted in savings of over £4m

1984:

Dutch PTT – head hunted from Sperry to act as programmer/consultant on major project in Rotterdam. – duration 9 months.

1979-1984:

Sperry Univac (now Unisys) progressed from junior programmer to analyst/programmer. Wrote many systems for internal use and for sale to clients.

Expertise:

Most areas of personal computing but particularly:

  • Internet
  • Web site visitor log analysis
  • Search Engine Marketing
  • Domain Names
  • PC Hardware
  • Database programming
  • E-Commerce

Clients Include:

  • Theodore Goddard
  • BBC
  • Abbey National Staff Association
  • Robert Key M.P.
  • NATO
  • SG Warburg
  • The Science Museum
  • Business Link
  • Taylor Woodrow
  • British Gas
  • Unisys

Adit ion al Activities:

  • Elected Parish Councillor (1999-2007)
  • Village Hall committee member (1998-2012)
  • Wiltshire Rural Business Club chairman
  • IAM advanced motorcycling instructor
  • Photography (still and video)
  • Archery
  • Cycling

Memberships/listings:

  • Expert Witness Institute (member no 1244)

Training:

  • Bond Solon - Report Writing
  • Bond Solon – Courtroom Skills

CV Download:

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