We really should blog more...
Obviously we cannot comment on particular cases especially if they are going to court! 3EF regularly work for defence solicitors and conduct quite a number of computer related investigations however, we get the odd private client that we are more than happy to assist.
In a recent case, a lady looked after her husbands accounts (local builder).
After more than several years of having the same computer to conduct her daily business, disaster happened.
The computer was broken and hard drive seems to have problems. All the accounts had gone!
Rather than send the computer to a data recovery company, we offered to take a forensic image of the computer to ascertain whether the data was recoverable forensically.
Sure enough, we were able to take a mirror image of the hard drive whilst maintaining the integrity of the data, we copied the data to another hard drive, happy lady and no delays in chasing up invoices.