LEGAL - Introduction

With 16 years experience, WeatherNet provides legal weather services, historical weather data, forensic meteorologists and expert witness interpretation to the legal profession and all those involved in criminal or civil litigation. WeatherNet can assist in all matters of forensic meteorology for legal related weather cases for the UK and worldwide.

WeatherNet can help produce CPR Legal Weather Reports, non CPR Legal Weather Reports and Certified Statements for the following clients:

  • Solicitors
  • Lawyers
  • Police Force
  • Barristers
  • Insurance Companies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction
  • General Public

With the Met Office no longer providing legal weather reports and WeatherNet now an authorised supplier of Met Office weather data due to a recent agreed partnership with Met Office Inside, our legal weather reports for personal injury claims and road traffic accidents etc. have become increasingly valuable to our legal clients.

LEGAL - Products and Services

Legal (CPR) Weather Reports & Certified Witness Statements

WeatherNet provides independent and authoritative historical weather data in a clear, concise and easily understood Legal (CPR) Weather Report or as a Certified Witness Statement.

Regardless if the legal weather report is for a road traffic accident or a personal injury claim etc. each legal weather report or certified witness statement will show daily and hourly weather evaluations, details of meteorological/rainfall stations utilised, interpretation, conclusions, qualifications of the author, experts declaration and statement of truth. Additionally, the legal weather reports may contain anecdotal (press cutting) information, lightning maps, rainfall radar, synoptic meteorological charts and information on sunrise/sunset times.

This information complies with civil and criminal court requirements (CPR Part 33 and/or Part 35) and the Jackson reforms that our clients can trust and rely on.

WeatherNet has access to historical weather data from a wide range of different meteorological sources, including our own exclusive network of urban based meteorological stations.

To date, WeatherNet have prepared in excess of 1500 related legal weather reports since 1997 for the legal industry.

In the last 16 years, WeatherNet has provided weather-related reports for the following legal cases:

  • Personal Injury Claims (Falling, Tripping and Slipping Accidents)
  • Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs)
  • Insurance Claims
  • Industrial and Agricultural Incidents
  • Criminal Litigation (GBH, Rape, Burglary, Murder etc.)
  • Civil Litigation
  • Flooding and Drainage Claims
  • Pollution and Contamination
  • Aviation and Marine Incidents
  • Lighting, Visibility and Sunrise/Sunset Times
  • Civil Engineering and Construction Disputes/Extensions
  • Sports and Leisure Injuries
  • Travel and Transit
  • Spoilage
  • Cargo Damage and Contamination

Please email Dr Richard Wild at rick@weathernet.co.uk or call directly on 01_202 411122 for current prices.


Legal (non CPR) Weather Reports

Legal (non CPR) Weather Reports are available for reference or as a guide only. These legal weather reports can not be disclosed as evidence in a court of law as the report would not be fully researched and would only show a snap shot of raw daily or hourly data in the surrounding area of the incident. No interpretation, conclusion, statement of truth would be enclosed within this report.

Please email Dr Richard Wild at rick@weathernet.co.uk or call directly on 01_202 411122 for current prices.


Forensic Meteorologist & Expert Witness For Court Appearances

A qualified WeatherNet forensic meteorologist can testify legal weather reports in court and act as expert witness whenever necessary. Our experience and knowledge gives you an assurance of the best possible support and integrity. Time in court is charged at the rate of £500-£750 per day, which includes travel and hotel accommodation if required. In the last 5 years, WeatherNet have attended court to give evidence on four occasions (December 2009, May 2012, September 2012 and February 2013).


Telephone Consultancy Service/Online Access to Historical Weather Data

Where written evidence of the weather is not required, or before you wish to proceed with a written Legal (CPR or non CPR) Weather Report, you can consult directly with one of our qualified meteorologists by telephone. The service requires no registration and is available without appointment 7 days a week, 7am - 11pm. All calls are charged at £1.50 per minute.

Telephone: 090_6-1100445

Alternatively, if an official Legal (CPR or non CPR) Weather Report may not be required or you simply need an overview of the general weather conditions that occurred on a particular date(s) (for reference only), WeatherNet can also provide online access to historical weather data by postcode on a daily basis. Please click on the following weblink for further details: www.weathernet.co.uk/validation/demo

This online historical weather data service is available to your entire law firm. Based on the weather data shown, you can then easily determine whether a detailed written Legal (CPR or non CPR) Weather Report is required for your legal case.

If you would like to find out more about this online validation system showing historical weather data, please email Dr Richard Wild at rick@weathernet.co.uk or call directly on 01_202 411222 for current subscription prices.

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Dr Richard Wild's CV

Forensic Meteorologist Dr Richard Wild's CV

What Our Clients Say

"In cases where the weather conditions at the time of an incident are in dispute, or need to be considered by the court, it is essential to obtain an authoritative expert report detailing the prevailing conditions at the relevant time. WeatherNet have provided us with a prompt, efficient service, producing evidence that was well presented, easy to follow and dealt with the relevant issues."

Stephen Taylor, Partner
HALSALLS SOLICITORS

LEGAL (CPR) WEATHER REPORT SAMPLE

Legal Weather Report Sample

Detailed Legal (CPR) Weather Report and interpretation for individual incidents for court purposes.

Call Dr Richard Wild on:
012_02 411122
Email:
rick@weathernet.co.uk

Order the Report

What Our Clients Say

"It is important to us and our clients that the data contained in the report is from a reliable source, that when requested an expert opinion is provided in such matters as the presence of ice or frost, and also that the report is submitted promptly and at a reasonable cost.
We are pleased to say that the reports which we obtain on a regular basis from WeatherNet meet this criteria and we will certainly continue to make use of their services"

Andrew Mayne
Watmores Solicitors

Affiliation

Dr Richard Wild, forensic meteorologist, has 16 years of weather experience and expertise and (in association with WeatherNet) is currently listed as an expert witness on several expert witness websites including the following:

Dr Richard Wild, forensic meteorologist has also (in association with WeatherNet) been vetted or gained membership of the following:

Dr Richard Wild, forensic meteorologist was 'trained in the aspects of report writing' in July 2008 and also the 'Jackson Reforms' in May 2013 by Bond Solon. Therefore all legal weather reports written for future legal cases will comply with this training.

What Our Clients Say

"Dear Richard,
I received the weather report in the post this morning leaving me stunned (positively so I should add). Thank you very much for such excellent service from you and your assistant Laura."

Luiza Lobo
SRB Solicitors