Mike Silverman

Why Use SFS?

Why use SFS
  • Proven track record of delivering

  • Totally confidential service with integrity

  • Unique ability to offer cohesive and comprehensive advice at a strategic level

  • Internationally recognised experience and expertise

  • Independent and impartial advice

  • Customised services to meet specific needs

  • Expert testimony in courts and tribunals

  • Direct, relevant experience at a strategic level in many of the fundamental transitions in the forensic science field, including:

    • Introduction of a commercial market for forensic science in UK and overseas

    • Introduction of forensic science regulation in UK

    • Development of international standards for crime scenes and forensic science

    • Investigation of scientific quality failures

    • Privatisation of forensic science services

    • Introduction of charging for forensic science

    • Civilianisation of crime scene investigators


Past Domestic Projects

  • Development of ISO standards for crime scene investigation in Europe

  • Development of sustainable forensic pathology services and mortuary standards for UK

  • Introduction of forensic science market reform

  • Development of forensic science quality regulation in the UK

  • Capability and Capacity modelling for Scottish Police Services Authority (SPSA) - 2009

  • Quality Management Review and consultancy for SPSA - 2009

  • Market analysis and due diligence support for major international private equity group - 2009

  • Review of Market Response and Options following closure of FSS for Laboratory of

  • Government Chemist (LGC) - 2011

  • Review of SPSA as a Model for England for Laboratory of Government Chemist - 2011

Past International Projects

  • British Virgin Isles – Commercial contract for a scoping study for the BVI Government (Attorney General’s Office)

  • Algeria – Commercial contract for a scoping study with BRC and Algerian Police Force

  • Kuwait – Commercial contract with Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior for a DNA facility

  • Czech Republic – 2 year European Union funded European strategic accession project (twinning)

  • Ethiopia – Department For International Development funded government project

  • Lithuania – 2 year European Union funded European strategic accession project (twinning)

  • Greece – Foreign and Commonwealth Office funded senior management training project.

  • Canada – Systemic Review of Death Investigation Systems for Ontario Government. 2012.

  • Central Asia – Development of a National Forensic Science Strategy (Sponsored by FCO in Fragile Country). 2013/14

  • Other international projects – Mike has also successfully delivered projects in Qatar, Poland, Palestine, Romania, Serbia, Saudi Arabia, Anguilla, Portugal and Eire (Republic of Ireland).

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