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Hunton Woods Limited

  • Hunton Woods deliver specialist technical investigation services throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.

    We are a dynamic and expanding company founded on a wealth of specialist technical investigation experience.

    We offer a wide spectrum of services covering the investigation and examination of computers, data networks and associated communication technology. Whether your requirements are business or personal, civil or criminal, prosecution or defence, we can provide a full range of digital investigation services to meet you specific needs.

    Based in the North East of England, Hunton Woods can rapidly respond to client needs across the globe, embodying the principle that digital capacity is not limited by physical geography.

    With a thorough, up-to-the-minute training program, we can guarantee our staff have the skills and abilities to deliver the appropriate and effective support, using the latest tools and techniques. Our processes and practices are industry tested, and compliant with national guidance and standards and specifically including the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Good Practice Guide for Computer based Electronic Evidence.

    Why work with Hunton Woods? The wealth of information available online is immense, spanning the entire globe and with over 19 million internet users in the UK alone, it shows no sign of slowing down. Equally, a single standalone computer can contain vital digital evidence that can only be recovered using specialist knowledge, tools and skills. That means simple investigative tasks are challenging, with overwhelming levels of data possibly scattered in different jurisdictions. Hunton Woods can help you by overcoming these challenges with proven success in technical evidence gathering and investigation.

    To find out more or for a free and confidential no obligation quote please do not hesitate to contact us:

    London office: 020 7043 3420 | Darlington office: 01325 978492 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Principles

  • As demonstrated by the quality of our service and the breadth of our professional publications, Hunton Woods are a market leader in the digital investigation arena. We believe in providing the best digital investigation services to our clients founded on three principles:

    Integrity - we guarantee client confidentiality. Whatever the case, Hunton Woods produce honest, accurate and consistent investigations that our clients rely on.

    Transparency - Hunton Woods are open with clients regarding timescales and detail throughout our investigations, offering regular communications and clear accountability.

    Professionalism - our clients can trust and rely on our high quality of service, ethical practices and expertise in this specialised area. We pride ourselves in giving each and every client a tailored service of the highest calibre. 



Our Principal Consultant

Dr Paul Hunton CEng, BSc, MSc, D.Prof, FBCS

Dr Paul Hunton is the principal technical consultant and Managing Director at Hunton Woods. Paul is an accomplished computer forensic investigator and expert technical witness who has specialised in the investigation, examination and development of computer systems and computer networks for more than 18 years. Prior to founding Hunton Woods Limited, Paul spent over 20 years in UK law enforcement and worked extensively as a technical investigation specialist. He has a highly technical background spanning the disciplines of software engineering, computer and mobile data networks, the Internet, electronic document and data systems, databases, technical infrastructure and computer forensic science. His technical skills are further broadened having also spent several years as a professional and academic researcher working at the forefront in the design and development of large-scale computer data integration and analysis systems for business and criminal intelligence.

Paul has a wealth of industry experience having been involved in numerous technical investigations ranging from serious international criminal cases to complex civil disputes. He has provided evidence as an expert technical witness in civil legal proceedings and criminal cases for both the prosecution and the defence, and also as a single joint expert. As an expert witness, Paul holds three academic degrees in computing including a professional doctorate in Business Intelligence Systems and Data Integration and Analysis Technologies. He is also an accredited Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS).

Paul is a published academic specialising in the field of cybercrime investigation and digital evidence recovery. He is a former member of the Professional Board for the journal of Computer Law and Security Review and his current academic research is focused on cybercrime and the digital forensic practices of securing reliable and robust technical evidence within a legal process. Paul is a university guest lecturer having recently taught topics including computer forensics, cybercrime, Internet investigation and expert witness report writing.

Further details about Dr Paul Hunton including his current CV and case highlights can be found at

To contact Paul direct, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our Darlington office tel: 01325 978492.



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