Fast  Low Cost Help with Suspected Forgeries and Questioned Documents Paul Craddock Consultancy Ltd 01202 462762

Paul Craddock Consultancy Ltd, Suite 3, 89 Commercial Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5RR.  Tel: 01202 462762. Email:  

Established 1995

I specialise in handwriting analysis to analyse questioned documents in the UK and internationally. So if you have received a malicious letter, been a victim of a fraud or hate campaign, help is at hand. In fact if you have been wronged and there is handwriting involved I can most likely help you.

I am a fully qualified handwriting expert and have been in practice  since 1995. I have worked with large companies, solicitors, schools, and members of the public.

Handwriting analysis would normally involve comparing documents to determine their authenticity, for example to determine if a signature is genuine on a Will or legal document. I can compare signatures, and normal upper and lower case text. It is possible to determine whether handwriting is genuine and also, if you have a suspect I can investigate whether your suspect is responsible (assuming you have a sample of his or her genuine handwriting for analysis also). Your suspect may have altered his or her writing but as handwriting is a subconscious function of the mind it is normally possible to detect some of the suspects normal features despite any attempts to hide them.

I can provide you with a report based on the documents you supply to help you with your problem. I will supply you with an expert witness report, which you can use in a court of law if you wish. When in possession of such a report many clients are able to resolve their dispute with out the need to go to court. In the case of hate mail or malicious writing when the perpetrator is presented with a report implicating them the harassment often stops. In the case of malicious graffiti I can work from photographs. 

Paul Craddock Dip. H.W

Questioned Documents and Forgeries  

Welcome to Paul Craddock’s Consultancy

Consult me for help with questioned handwriting, signatures and suspected forgeries

The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)

Sainsbury's (national supermarket),  

The Royal British Legion  

Peugeot Citroen

London Underground  

Private investigators and the Police  

UK Probation Service  

Warwickshire Trading Standards  

East Sussex County Council  

Monmouthshire County Council

Dorset County Council

Dunbartonshire County Council

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons  

Wigan Social Services  

UNISON Public Service Union  

NHS (National Health Service)

St. Mac Dares Community College, Dublin,


Kempston School  

University of London  

TDG Contract Logistics PLC  

Holden Heal PLC  

Mercedes-Benze Retail Group Ltd.

GlaxoSmithKline PLC

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service

Weetabix Ltd.

Crown Prosecution Service (UK)

Republic of Ireland Department of Justice  

National Express Group


Abbey Solicitors  

ABM Solicitors  

Aldridge Brownlee Solicitors  

Andrew Isaacs Solicitors  

Armstrong & Humphries Solicitors  

Bar Standards Board  

EDA Solicitors  

FBC Manby Solicitors  

Follet Stock Solicitors  

Friend & Co Solicitors  

Gabriel Solicitors  

Hudgell & Partners Solicitors  

Kingsley Smith Solicitors  

Longmans Solicitors  

McManara Ryan Solicitors  

Newell Quinn Gillen (Republic of Ireland) PR Vince Solicitors  

Robin Simon Solicitors  

Salan Solicitors  

Shepherd Evans Solicitors  

Stephen Fidler & Co Solicitors Trail & Co Solicitors  

Thomas O'Halloran Solicitors, (Republic of Ireland)  

Ursula Bagnall Solicitors  

A large number of members of the public

who do not wish to be named

Past clients include


A small selection of types of work previously undertaken include

What is required for analysis?

Questioned or forged handwriting or signatures 

You need a copy of the questioned document,  this may be just a signature, paper containing  the questioned handwriting or a photograph of offensive graffiti.  Originals are preferred but often a good copy will do. Even if you have a poor copy analysis may still be possible.  Please visit our questioned document page for more information.

Handwriting or signatures for comparison 

You will obviously have something you wish me to compare the questioned writing or signature with. In the case of forged signatures you need a specimen (confirmed) signature to compare to the questioned signature. It would be helpful if you could supply as many confirmed genuine signatures as possible to compare with the alleged forgery. These genuine/specimen signatures need ideally to have been made for purposes other than that of analysis.

For handwriting  comparison, you may wish me to report whether a named person is responsible for writing part of or a whole document. You may also wish me to identify an author from a group of writers. In all cases it is helpful to have as much text as possible for comparison. Again, the samples should not have been written for the purpose of analysis as this detracts from the persons natural style. Remember, if the questioned document is in lower case it is not helpful if the writing supplied for comparison is all in capitals.

Types of report given

There are two types of written opinion, the first is in the form of a letter which is  suitable if you just need our opinion in writing.  The second is our report for court  complying with the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR 35)  and is suitable for use in court by your self or a solicitor. You may upgrade from one report to another by paying the difference between the lower and higher priced report.    Please visit our services and fees page for more information. 

Paul, Many thanks for the report. The Claimant dropped the case before the hearing date! I have passed your details on to my solicitor and will recommend you to all my friends. Once again, thank you for your professional service. Regards, Tarek Rouf

Turn-around Time

Written Reports can normally be given in 10 to 15 working days depending on our current case load and the complexity of the case.   If your case is very urgent, we may be able to provide you with a report in 48 hours, in this case the usual fee will double.