Who we are

Quality forensic science solutions to the UK criminal justice system and law enforcement agencies worldwide. 

Key Forensic Services offers a full range of quality forensic services, with a focus on providing best value for money to the UK Criminal Justice System. KFS is contracted to the majority of UK Police forces for the provision of forensic science services, adding value by providing multiple forensic solutions from each of our strategically-located UK sites. We also provide contracted forensic support to British Transport Police and The National Crime Agency.

Many of our staff have over 20 years experience as forensic practitioners/expert witnesses and are regarded as leaders in their chosen fields. All staff are security cleared to UK counter-terrorist standards.

Our work is not restricted to the prosecution, we routinely undertake forensic work for criminal defence barristers and solicitors, providing expert opinion in the courtroom and delivering CPD training programmes.

We also work with overseas commercial organisations, governments and police forces, assisting them with establishing or expanding forensic resources, helping eliminate casework backlogs and providing training of scientific and investigative staff.

In addition to providing forensic analytical services, we are able to offer environmental monitoring of commercial laboratories and QC/anti-contamination testing of laboratory consumables.

In November 2008, Document Evidence Ltd. was acquired by KFS, however the business was actually created back in 1992 by a group of questioned documents experts from the Forensic Science Service and today comprises one of the most experienced team of forensic document examiners and handwriting experts in the country.

Headquartered on the prestigious University of Warwick Science Park in the West Midlands, Key Forensic Services provides services from this and two other prestigious sites, all with excellent laboratory accommodation and 24/7 security.

All of our services are underpinned by a significant Research and Development programme and we have strong partnerships with industry and academia.

Right People. Delivering Results.

The Key Forensic Senior Management Team

An experienced executive management team, with impressive credentials in the forensic industry.

  • Nigel Withey - CEO
  • Kevin Murphy - Non-Executive Director
  • Steve Scott - Non-Executive Director
  • Paul Hackett - Group Managing Director
  • Brian Thomas - Group Finance Director
  • Des Vanhinsbergh - Operations Director
  • Emma White – HR Manager


Right People. Delivering Results.

Experienced scientists delivering forensic effectiveness, unquestionable integrity, focused customer service and value for money from one of the UK's leading Forensic Companies.

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“I believe Key Forensic Services have provided us with a reliable, timely and cost-effective service for our DNA and Documents work.”