Consulting Forensic Automobile Engineers and Assessors

Telephone 01254 311105

Stephen Burgess

I joined the Royal Air Force in 1980 and served as an infantry soldier in the RAF Regiment until 1989.

In 1990 I joined Lancashire Police and served in a number of areas until 2003 when I joined the Collision Investigation Unit. I received training in forensic collision investigation and reconstruction. In that role I attended, investigated and reviewed many serious and fatal collisions involving vehicles of all classes. I also carried out the post collision examination of vehicles. I retired from the Police in 2013.

Over my service I undertook many different training courses in relation to forensically examining various types of collision damaged vehicles from mopeds to heavy goods vehicles.

I have developed my experience and qualifications and I have attained the following.

  • I am a member of the Society of Operations Engineers (MSOE).
  • I am a member of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers (MIRTE).
  • I am a member of the Institute of the Motor Industry (MIMI).
  • I hold vetted status on the UK Register of Expert Witnesses.
  • City and Guilds – Forensic Collision Investigation.
  • Bond Solon – Civil Procedure Rules for Expert Witnesses Certificate.
  • Attendance at court to give expert evidence.

Over the years my duties have broadened and I have gained extensive experience in the following discipline.

  • City and Guilds – Motor Vehicle Inspection.
  • City and Guilds – Advanced Certificate in Motor Vehicle Inspection.
  • City and Guilds – Advanced Motorcycle Inspection.
  • Heavy Motor Vehicle Inspection training.
  • Motorcycle MOT training.
  • Certificate of Professional Competence in National and International RoadHaulage.
  • Certificates of Professional Competence in National Passenger TransportOperations.
  • Vehicle Electronic Diagnostics training.
  • Training course on the analysis of pedestrian and bicycle involved collisions.
  • City and Guilds – Tachograph Recording Equipment Systems, Chart Analysisand Enforcement Regulations.
  • City and Guilds – Tachograph Recording Equipment Systems and Calibration.
  • City and Guilds – Tachograph Digital Recording Equipment Systems, Technologyand Legislation.
  • Siemens – Incident Data Recorder training course.
  • Goodyear Dunlop Tyres – Failure investigation course.
  • Sheffield University – Forensic investigation of vehicle light bulbs.
  • IMI – Examination of Electronic and Hybrid Vehicles.
  • LGV/PCV Driver – Certificate of Professional Competence

I am fully trained in the assessment and measurement of all types of vehicle damage and the use of crush coefficients for investigative techniques to illustrate the change in velocity of vehicles during the impact phase.

I am fully aware of my obligations to the court under Part 35 of The Civil Procedure Rules.

The split between instructions received from claimant, defendant and single joint expert is shown below.

The above split is based on instructions received between 31/05/15 and 01/06/16

I continue my professional development by attending regular training courses to continually update my qualifications.

The last training course I undertook was with TTSL Ltd in March 2015.