Team members at Inside Justice

Our Team

Advisory Panel

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Tracy Alexander, Forensic Scientist specialising in cold-case reviews

Tracy Alexander

Tracy is currently the National Co-ordinator for disaster victim identification and mass fatalities for any global catastrophes involving a large number of casualties, a secondment to the Home Office. She is also a Fellow of King’s College and the President of the British Academy of Forensic Sciences. Once the secondment for excess deaths has concluded she will return to her permanent post as Director of Forensic Services for the City of London Police.

Jill Battley, former Senior Detective, New Scotland Yard

Jill Battley

Jill Battley, MA (Cantab), MBA, CFE, CIRM

Jill was Head of Intelligence at New Scotland Yard for the Serious Crime Directorate and has a broad range of experience as a Senior Investigating Officer and in Crisis Management. Her extensive UK and international investigative expertise includes working overseas in a high-risk environment and she is on the United Nations list of International Experts.

She now works for a range of private and public sector clients to prevent and reduce the impact of crime using a broad range of innovative technology systems.

Tom Conti, Actor, Director & Writer

Tom Conti

Tom Conti, an actor, director and writer, has neither legal nor scientific qualifications but a highly active imagination; an asset in both disciplines. Research for a novel brought him into contact with Tracy Alexander, one of our forensic scientists and a DNA expert, who informed him of Inside Justice. His father having been ‘interned’ as an enemy alien during the war, the horror of being imprisoned as an innocent was an emotion that Tom well understood. Keen to be of assistance, he is now a Trustee and Advisory Panel Member.

Tom's latest acting role sees him playing Albert Einstein in Christopher Nolan's thriller-drama Oppenheimer. The film had one of the most successful opening weekends of 2023, and received wide critical acclaim.

Rachel Darby, Barrister

Rachel Darby, Barrister

Rachel Darby is a highly regarded advocate with a multi disciplinary practice specialising in serious and complex crime and employment. She is known for her meticulous preparation, her ability to engage quickly with clients, and tenacious advocacy. She is a skilled tactician, able to promptly cut to the essential issues in a case.

Rachel also sits as a panel member on the Inns Conduct Committee.

John Devitt, Senior Policing Oversight Specialist & Investigator

John Devitt

John is a former Scotland Yard Detective and Senior Investigator for the Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland. John has extensive major crime investigation knowledge and experience. He has over his long career undertaken some of the most challenging, complex and sensitive investigations nationally and internationally.

John is currently an Independent Professional Investigator and Security Consultant. He has been a Member of the Institute of Professional Investigators since 1992.

Siobhan Grey KC, Barrister

Siobhan Grey KC, Barrister

Since taking Silk, Siobhan Grey’s practice has focused on Homicide, Fraud, Rape and Sexual Offences.

Siobhan Grey leaves no stone unturned when it comes to the preparation of her cases and the pursuit of disclosure and unused material which can result in Not Guilty Verdicts and the Crown offering No Evidence even before cases get to trial.

In white collar crime, she has defended in high profile cases brought by the Financial Conduct Authority, Serious Fraud Office and HM Revenue and Customs. She has extensive experience of dealing with cases involving insider dealing, pension fraud, MTIC fraud, Investment fraud and money laundering offences.

Lorna Hackett, Barrister

Lorna Hackett

Lorna Hackett (formerly Elliott) is a barrister called in 2003, who has conducted numerous high-profile cases in recent years. She has extensive litigation and appeals experience, particularly in the areas of judicial review and human rights.

Lorna is also a qualified sports lawyer and has considerable expertise advising in cases of a sensitive nature and in which there is potential for media interest.

Mark Harries KC, Barrister

Mark Harries

Mark Harries KC is a criminal defence barrister at Serjeants’ Inn Chambers in London. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2019. He has a wealth of experience defending allegations of murder and manslaughter together with considerable expertise in white collar fraud work. He also defends at professional discipline hearings and in Courts Martial in the UK and abroad.

Mark is an advocacy trainer at Lincoln’s Inn and a mentor for the Social Mobility Foundation, a charity which provides guidance and support for low-income students with university and career aspirations.

John Kennedy, Forensic Scientist specialising in digital forensics

John Kennedy

John Kennedy was a Consultant Forensic Scientist at the Government-owned Forensic Science Service (FSS) before becoming Head of Digital Forensics at Key Forensic Services. John is currently the Managing Director of the Forensic Science Bureau Limite www.forensicsciencebureau.com where he specialises in the Forensic Analysis and Interpretation of CCTV imagery. He is also the International Strategies Program Manager for LEVA (LEVA.org) with responsibility for organising training in Forensic Video Analysis for UK and International Police CCTV Officers. John has helped pioneer a number of forensic video processes involving complex comparison and Reverse Projection work and these are now used by Law Enforcement Agencies all over the world.

He has attended as a guest Student at LEVA training in Forensic Video Analysis at the FBI Academy at Quantico and at the University of Indianapolis. He has attended as a guest speaker at the National FBI Academy in Quantico, at the University of Indianapolis Forensic Video Analysis Training Lab. He has attended Law Enforcement training and development conferences in Washington State, Washington DC, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, San Diego and Denver. He was a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and has sat on their Advisory Panel for Digital Evidence for Public Safety. He is a professional member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences and a member of the British Academy of Forensic Sciences.

Dean Kingham, Solicitor

Dean Kingham

Dean is a solicitor who qualified in 2011. He previously completed the Bar Vocational Course in 2005 and decided to cross qualify as a solicitor. He has worked on criminal appeals since 2005. He is a Prison and Public Law Solicitor at Reece Thomas Watson Solicitors.

He is a Committee Member for Association of Prisoner Lawyers and sits on both the Parole Board user group and Criminal Cases Review Commission user group.

He is vice chairman of Progressing Prisoners Maintaining Innocence and a council member for the Human Rights Charity Justice. In July 2020 he was crowned winner of Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year under the Public law category.

Jo Millington, Forensic Scientist specialising in blood pattern analysis

Jo Millington

BSc (Hons) MSc PGCert MIABPA MCSFS

Jo is an experienced and accomplished forensic scientist, committed to delivering high quality forensic science and presenting a robust and balanced evaluation of scientific evidence to the court. She is currently Director of Millington Hingley Ltd where she delivers forensic science expertise within a range of contexts across the Criminal Justice System (prosecution and defence), research, academia and training. She previously worked within the Specialist Forensic Services division of the Metropolitan Police Service, the Forensic Science Service (London) and in the private forensic science sector; and over her 25+ years’ experience has been involved in the forensic investigation of hundreds of major and critical incidents.

Jo has an international reputation in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (BPA) and recently set up her training and education company, Spatter/ED Ltd, where she delivers BPA training to forensic practitioners from all over the world.

Jo is committed to engagement and knowledge transfer and holds honorary academic positions at several UK universities. She is a Forensic Advisor to the media, which includes projects such as the BBC Conviction series, which followed the work of Inside Justice, Des, White House Farm and she is currently on the Silent Witness team. She has been an expert member of our Advisory Panel for several years and is looking forward to the opportunity to build her role as a Trustee of Inside Justice.

Sarah Milsom, Forensic Video Analyst

Sarah Milsom

BA (Hons) MA CFVT

Sarah holds a First-Class Joint Honors degree in Media Studies with Business Management and IT and a Master’s degree in Television Production. Sarah worked as an Evidential Forensic Digital Investigator at the Government-owned Forensic Science Service (FSS) before having a career break to raise a family. Having re-trained, Sarah now works as a Forensic Video Analyst with the Forensic Science Bureau Limited.

Sarah qualified as a LEVA (Law Enforcement & Emergency Services Video Association Inc.) Certified Forensic Video Technician in 2023 and recently passed the LEVA level 3 course in Forensic Video Analysis. Sarah’s training dates back 20 years, when she attended the Law Enforcement Forensic Video Analysis Training and Development Conferences in Washington DC (2004) and in Idaho (2005), as well successfully completing the Forensic Video Analysis and the Law course at the University of Indianapolis.

Sarah is a professional member of the British Academy of Forensic Science and a LEVA member.

Dr Ann Priston OBE, Forensic Scientist specialising in fibre analysis

Ann Priston

Dr Priston is former President of the Forensic Science Society. During her early career she worked on DNA synthesis in the Nobel-Prize-winning team at King’s College London.

She joined the Metropolitan Police Forensic Science Laboratory in 1970 and became a case-reporting officer dealing with most biological evidence until eventually specialising in the examination of textile fibres. For 10 years she concentrated on cases involving PIRA activity on the UK mainland and was recently given a (rarely awarded to civilians) Commissioner’s Commendation for her contribution to the investigation into terrorism on the Greek mainland over the last 30 years.

Ann has worked on cases from N. Ireland, Gibraltar, Malta, Antigua, Athens, Cyprus, Turkey, Norway, Bermuda, Barbados, Italy, Germany and Canada. She has delivered training presentations to the Forensic Science Service, the Metropolitan Police Crime Academy and the University of Sussex.

She is also a visiting lecturer at King’s College London teaching graduates studying for a Masters degree in Forensic Science and a tutor for the Inner Temple Advocacy Master Class. For many years Dr Priston designed and ran training days for Judges of the London Crown Courts, the Court of Appeal and the High Court.

Dr Priston holds the Freedom of the City of London and in March 1998 was invested with the OBE.

Sam Robins, Intelligence Manager

Sam Robins

Sam Robins is an ex-police Intelligence Manager and Analyst. She has twenty years’ operational experience within law enforcement. The majority of her service was with Surrey and Sussex Police. In that time she gained and developed extensive knowledge and skills in overt and covert investigations, tactical and strategic operations, intelligence and analysis.

Sam was the Chair for the Major Incident Analysts Working Group, a sub group of the Homicide Working Group. During her time as Chair she assisted in developing national guidance and continuing professional development for Analysts working in this specialist field. Having spent over 10 years working exclusively on Major Crime, Sam was privileged to work on many high-profile and sensitive enquiries such as the successful conviction of Levi Bellfield for the abduction and murder of schoolgirl Amanda Dowler and the murder of British Nationals in the French Alps.

His Honour John Samuels KC, Retired Circuit Judge

His Honour John Samuels KC

His Honour John Samuels KC is a retired Circuit Judge, having sat either part-time or full-time for 27 years in the Crown Court (including 16 years as a deputy High Court judge prior to his full-time appointment). He was Chairman of the Criminal Committee of the Council of Circuit Judges and sat in the Central Criminal Court and other London Crown Courts. He was a judicial member of the Parole Board for his maximum tenure of 10 years.

In retirement he has continued to be involved with criminal justice issues: he is President of Prisoners Education Trust, has chaired the Criminal Justice Alliance; is a Vice President of Unlock, AMIMB and Tempus Novo; is a Patron of Prisoners Advice Service and the Revolving Doors Agency; and has served as a trustee of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and the Howard League for Penal Reform. He has been a visiting Professor, initially at Nottingham Law School, and now at Roehampton University, since 2012.

Nasreen Shah, Barrister

Nasreen Shah, Legal Advisor, The London Black Women’s Project

Nasreen holds an LLB (Hons) from the University of Buckingham, an LLM in International and Comparative laws and was called to the Bar in 2018. She successfully completed a certificate in Forensic Science at the University of Cambridge.

She is highly committed to protecting individuals rights and has worked with the International Bar Association on North Korean political prisons, Reprieve, and the HRAC in Ghana. She was the judicial assistant to Judge Turkovic at the European Court of Human Rights.

Nasreen is the primary legal adviser for the London Black Women’s Project. She specialises in criminal offences, is the NGO’s lead police liaison and sits on a local government advisory panel overhauling inadequate policies.

Professor Denise Syndercombe-Court, Forensic Scientist specialising in DNA analysis

Denise Syndercombe-Court

Denise is a highly respected scientist, academic, statistician and published author with over twenty years’ experience in laboratory research and evidential examination. She is a court-going accredited expert witness, giving evidence in court on many occasions over the last fifteen years. Her appointment as Professor of Forensic Genetics at King’s College London has allowed her to teach forensic genetics to undergraduate and post-graduate students and supervise those undertaking research for their doctorates.

She leads an ISO17025 Ministry-of-Justice-accredited laboratory that specialises in human relationships. She is a blood pattern expert and statistician. She is a member of several professional societies (Biochemical Society, British Academy of Forensic Science, Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Forensic Science Society, Institute of Biological and Medical Sciences, International Society of Forensic Genetics, Royal Statistical Society and the Society of Biology), represents the UK on the European DNA profiling group and is the International Society of Forensic Genetics representative to the Forensic Regulator. Denise is a member of the Home Office Biometrics and Forensic Ethics Group and a Committee member of the BIS Forensic Standards Group.

Since 2002 her group has been the UK partner with other European Forensic Institutes, undertaking research in the forensic arena: STADNAP, SNPforID and EuroforGen, presenting her research and attending relevant International meetings.

Trustees

The Board of Trustees was formed by long serving members of our Advisory Panel who have experience of governance and leadership.

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Tim Harrison, Chair of Trustees

Tim Harrison

Tim Harrison is an eDiscovery expert. He comes with experience across three distinct areas of the practice.

A qualified lawyer in litigation and arbitration, Tim has worked at some of the world’s largest law firms. Following several years working in law, Tim moved into eDiscovery project management for a global eDiscovery consultancy, where he managed some of the world’s largest and complex disputes and investigations.

More recently, Tim founded Arkus Consulting - a bespoke eDiscovery and technology practice where he advises global law firms and corporate clients on eDiscovery best practices.

Tom Conti

Tom Conti

Tom Conti, an actor, director and writer, has neither legal nor scientific qualifications but a highly active imagination; an asset in both disciplines. Research for a novel brought him into contact with Tracy Alexander, one of our forensic scientists and a DNA expert, who informed him of Inside Justice. His father having been ‘interned’ as an enemy alien during the war, the horror of being imprisoned as an innocent was an emotion that Tom well understood. Keen to be of assistance, he is now a Trustee and Advisory Panel Member.

Tom's latest acting role sees him playing Albert Einstein in Christopher Nolan's thriller-drama Oppenheimer. The film had one of the most successful opening weekends of 2023, and received wide critical acclaim.

Jo Millington

Jo Millington

BSc (Hons) MSc PGCert MIABPA MCSFS

Jo is an experienced and accomplished forensic scientist, committed to delivering high quality forensic science and presenting a robust and balanced evaluation of scientific evidence to the court. She is currently Director of Millington Hingley Ltd where she delivers forensic science expertise within a range of contexts across the Criminal Justice System (prosecution and defence), research, academia and training. She previously worked within the Specialist Forensic Services division of the Metropolitan Police Service, the Forensic Science Service (London) and in the private forensic science sector; and over her 25+ years’ experience has been involved in the forensic investigation of hundreds of major and critical incidents.

Jo has an international reputation in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (BPA) and recently set up her training and education company, Spatter/ED Ltd, where she delivers BPA training to forensic practitioners from all over the world.

Jo is committed to engagement and knowledge transfer and holds honorary academic positions at several UK universities. She is a Forensic Advisor to the media, which includes projects such as the BBC Conviction series, which followed the work of Inside Justice, Des, White House Farm and she is currently on the Silent Witness team. She has been an expert member of our Advisory Panel for several years and is looking forward to the opportunity to build her role as a Trustee of Inside Justice.

Sarah Page

Sarah Page

Sarah is a Chartered Accountant and has worked in the finance industry in London and Sydney. She recently gained an Executive MBA with Distinction from London Business School. She was previously the President of the London Business School Board Fellows Programme partnering with charities in London and Dubai.

Sarah has a passion for corporate governance and will contribute as a Trustee with her accounting and corporate background.

Dr Ann Priston

Ann Priston

Dr Priston is former President of the Forensic Science Society. During her early career she worked on DNA synthesis in the Nobel-Prize-winning team at King’s College London.

She joined the Metropolitan Police Forensic Science Laboratory in 1970 and became a case-reporting officer dealing with most biological evidence until eventually specialising in the examination of textile fibres. For 10 years she concentrated on cases involving PIRA activity on the UK mainland and was recently given a (rarely awarded to civilians) Commissioner’s Commendation for her contribution to the investigation into terrorism on the Greek mainland over the last 30 years.

Ann has worked on cases from N. Ireland, Gibraltar, Malta, Antigua, Athens, Cyprus, Turkey, Norway, Bermuda, Barbados, Italy, Germany and Canada. She has delivered training presentations to the Forensic Science Service, the Metropolitan Police Crime Academy and the University of Sussex.

She is also a visiting lecturer at King’s College London teaching graduates studying for a Masters degree in Forensic Science and a tutor for the Inner Temple Advocacy Master Class. For many years Dr Priston designed and ran training days for Judges of the London Crown Courts, the Court of Appeal and the High Court.

Dr Priston holds the Freedom of the City of London and in March 1998 was invested with the OBE.

Jessica Ritchie

Jessica Ritchie

Jessica Ritchie is a criminology lecturer at the University of Leicester. Her research focuses on criminal law, evidence law, and forensic evidence (particularly DNA evidence).

She is admitted as a lawyer in Australia and has worked in academia and crime prevention. Jessica has volunteered for wrongful conviction and miscarriage of justice organisations for over 10 years.

Inside Justice Team

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Nora Holford, CEO and Head of Casework

Nora Holford

Nora is highly experienced and passionate about Inside Justice’s work. She has spent over 30 years in law enforcement, including 18 years in senior management roles for Thames Valley Police with 10 as Detective Superintendent, Head of Intelligence.

Along the way she has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the President of the Police Superintendents’ Association for England and Wales. Nora is also Chair of a charity supporting the re-integration of prisoners into society and is an accredited Leadership Coach.

Mary Stewart, Caseworker

Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart is an ex Metropolitan Police Senior Forensic Practitioner who had over 30 years’ experience within the Forensic Directorate before taking retirement in 2016. Her vast skills,expertise and knowledge included fingerprint expertise and scene examination across all crime types and resulted in her receiving five commendations during her career.

Her final 10 years were spent supporting the development and advancement of all training material in sexually motivated crime including CPD events and the publication of best practice guidance documentation for practitioners, internal and external partners. She was officially awarded a Foundation Degree: Fd Forensic Practice (Crime Scene Examination - Expert Route) in 2014 from Teesside University.

Andrew Duffin, Caseworker

Andrew Duffin

Andrew has over thirty years’ of experience as an Investigator and featured as an industry spokesman on the BBC Radio 4 programme, The Report. He was a Committee Member of the British Standards Institute panel responsible for BS102000 ‘The Provision of Investigative Services’.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Investigators, a qualified international investigator, a past Member of the World Association of Detectives; the World Association of Professional Investigators and an Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist.Andrew is also the Data Protection Officer for Inside Justice.




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