Expert Services

We act as an adviser, CPR Part 35 Expert Witness and Expert Determiner within the fields of outsourcing and IT. We support you, your legal team and the court in asking the right questions. They are answered insightfully to bring your case quickly to a just resolution.

Oareborough brings precision, diplomacy, confidence and experience. A report that is credible to the court or tribunal is balanced, stating items that a client may find uncomfortable. This duty is fulfilled with tact and patience. We are very much aware of the emotional effect on clients of undertaking litigation.

As current practitioners in service delivery, we maintain currency in emerging techniques and technologies such as AI / Machine Learning. This is vital in the rapidly changing field of IT. We have developed requirements, written software, managed programmes and conducted procurements. We have also operationally recovered services where they have failed.

Our experience includes delivering some of the world’s largest IT services, major applications delivery and Business Process Outsourcing. We have acted for parties in multiple countries and courts.

Expert Reporting

Project Delay

Analysis of project delay, qualitative reasons and quantification. Our work draws on a knowledge of delivering IT and outsource projects and systems development. We understand the interactions and dependencies, project and programme management, application development, delivery and test. A compelling story makes the connections clear to the court.

Fitness for Purpose

Fitness for purpose in application, code review and forensic analysis, architecture review, project and service management. We have particular experience in large-scale delivery (up to £250m a year). Also multi-vendor services, agile methods, cloud services, software engineering and professional competence. A good fit delivers the expected business benefits and satisfies contractual obligations.

Intellectual Property

Software review of algorithms, delivery methods and similarity of code. Web sites and email domains. License terms. Examination and reporting of copyright, patent and associated rights. This has included work in games development.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Disputes concerning the design, training, delivery, implementation of AI systems. Data Science, Machine Learning, Analytics and Data Management. Compliance, performance and bias.

William Hooper’s Experience

William spent more than twenty years working for IT and outsourcing suppliers before joining a major international management consultancy. He then established Oareborough Consulting. In the course of this he investigated and recovered several failing services.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Imperial College, London and a Master of Business Administration from London Business School. He is a chartered engineer, a member of BCS The Chartered Institution for IT, a chartered management accountant, A Certified ScrumMaster and maintains continual professional development. He has completed a Machine Learning course given by the University of Stanford.

He trained as an expert witness and expert determiner with The Academy of Experts and the Expert Witness Institute. He maintains professional development with these institutions as well as the Society of Computers and Law, BCS, CIMA and others. He currently serves as a Council Member of The Academy of Experts.

He has given oral evidence, been cross-examined, investigated and reported for courts and tribunals in multiple jurisdictions.

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Free Exploratory Consultation

Blob Person with Question Mark scratching headPlease call +44 7909 958274 or use the Contacts form for a free initial exploration and consultation. Early intervention can help to refine the issues, complementing your legal advice. It assesses the likelihood of obtaining a favourable outcome, helping you manage areas of potential vulnerability.

Expert Witness Associations

Member Reigster No. 3183
Registered and accredited by the UK Register of Expert Witnesses
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“As a student you are judged by how well you answer questions. In life, what is important is how good your questions are.”

Prof Robert Langer