LEGAL - Introduction

With 20 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. These legal reports are written in a format so they can be used via permission of the court as evidence if required.

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, return periods, 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 2000 related legal weather reports since 1997 for the legal industry.

In the last 20 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 or call directly on 01_202 293867 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 or call directly on 01_202 293867 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 (February 2013, July 2015, May 2016 and October 2017).

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, plus network extras.

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:

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 or call directly on 01_202 293867 for current subscription prices.

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Dr Richard Wild's CV

Forensic Meteorologist Dr Richard Wild's CV

What Our Clients Say

"I work for a busy personal injury practice which handles many claims for slipping accidents both in and out of the workplace. There are often evidential disputes on these cases. In such circumstances I will commission a report from Dr Richard Wild at WeatherNet Limited to provide a clear and reliable account of the weather conditions at the relevant times. This in my view is the best way of resolving these issues."

Peter Magee
Thompsons Solicitors


Legal (CPR) Weather Report Sample

Detailed Legal (CPR) Weather Report and interpretation for individual incidents. These legal weather reports are written in a format so they can be used via permission of the court as evidence if required.

Call Dr Richard Wild on:
012_02 293867

Order the Report


Legal (NON CPR) Weather Report Sample

Legal (NON CPR) Weather Report for reference only. This report cannot be used as evidence in a court of law as the report will not be fully researched and will only show a snap shot of the raw daily or hourly data in the surrounding area of the incident. No interpretation, conclusion and statement of truth etc. will be included.

Call Dr Richard Wild on:
012_02 293867

Order the Report


Dr Richard Wild, forensic meteorologist, has 20 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

"Dr Richard Wild can be relied on for a solid report for our defence cases defining the position at a particular time and place. The clarity and structure of the WeatherNet report allows me to make informed recommendations to clients."

Tara McSorley

"I have always found Dr Wild's reports to be comprehensive, intelligible and readily accepted by the Courts. His reports have been more than decisive on more than one occasion, which, in fraud litigation, is relatively rare. I would recommend WeatherNet without hesitation."

Sunil Nannar

"Dr Richard Wild at WeatherNet Ltd has provided invaluable assistance to me over the years whenever a report has been required dealing with weather conditions at the time of an accident. The reports have been timely, informative, tailored to the needs of the case and at a cost that was proportionate to the claim and the issues at stake. I would have no hesitation in recommending the service of Dr Richard Wild and the company of WeatherNet."

Jonathan Belcham
Slater and Gordon (UK) LLP