Lawyer, Technologist and Inventor

 

WELCOME to the Alistair Kelman website. It has been some time in the making, but at last it is here.  If you already know me and how I work and live then you will then know that you are welcome here; welcome to browse, read, register, download, subscribe, comment, commune and contribute.

The site is intended to be the best place to contact me and seek my views. You can also follow me on Twitter (see my latest Tweets).

So this site is alikelman.com and I am best known as Ali Kelman

What do I do?

Today this site records the work I did as a barrister in private practice from 1979 until 2000, as an independent Forensic Computing expert witness in the years thereafter and as a Consultant in all aspect of computers and law. I am also an engineer and an inventor - I have three granted patents to my name and a fourth patent application which is currently pending. On this site there is information on how I helped people sort out any problem they had with the reliability of computer evidence. Today you may be having unreliable computer evidence cited against you in the courtroom. Or you may be wishing to bring proceedings and want to know how to prepare your digital evidence for use in the courtroom - see my article on "Chicken and Egg Disclosure". (You can find useful links to other information sources here.)

A  few years ago I moved outside of the legal arena to develop a business in the field of targeted television advertising based on my first granted patent and ongoing patent applications. This business is called Playback Rewards and has nothing at all to do with this site which I have kept as an historic record. More recently I have become a director of Vistar Limited which is a marine technology company specialising in night vision and collision avoidance technology. On business related matters I am also General Counsel (UK) Law of Apsley Advisors in Jersey in the Channel Isles.

For an example of the kind of things that I used to do take a look at this judgement of the High Court in Antigua. I was instructed by Martin Kenney and Company to be their independent expert in the action against the UK firm Vantis the UK's 12th largest accountancy firm, who had been appointed as liquidators in the collapse of the Stanford Investment Bank (SIB) . My evidence, as referred to in the judgment, was preferred by the court and, as a consequence, Vantis were dismissed as liquidators. As a direct consequence Vantis lost a $100 Million liquidation contract went into administration and new liquidators have been appointed. For some more recent work and the potential consequences in global litigation feel free to e-mail me to start up a discussion.

Outside of consultancy roles, I have worked closely with solicitors and barristers - but I have always been independent of them.  There are very interesting funding propositions arising around the world in civil actions arising out of complex frauds - see, for example, this Wired article about the work done by Martin Kenney and Company

If you are wanting to bring a civil case, or defend a criminal case, then I have good working relationships with highly experienced and trusted forensic experts who know how to image computing (and mobile phone) data, prepare reports and give truthful and reliable testemony in all courts.

Take a look at the kinds of cases I have dealt with. If you do not yet have a solicitor to represent you I can help you find a suitable one. If you are looking for a suitable barrister to appear for you in the courtroom I too can suggest practitioners with whom I have worked who are at the top of their game. 

Also on this site is a bit of background on me - as well as materials to download. There are articles to download on various legal topics as well as links to useful sites.

The best way to contact me is by e-mail (Ali Kelman). I am also on Skype with video facilities. And if you want to look at a brief but historic CV of me it is here