David Burgess is a Forensic Collision Investigator and Vehicle Examiner and our Principal Consultant for the Southern half of the UK. Having joined Dorset Police in 1982 as a Cadet, Dave went on to spend the majority of his service (16 of his 24 years) in Road Traffic Policing, both in cars and on motorcycles. He first trained in Road Accident Investigation with Dorset Police in 1994 and remained in the service’s Collision Investigation Unit until his retirement from the police in 2006 when he took Associateship with Wayman. Dave’s decision to join the team at Wayman was due to “The variety of work from a long established business with a reputation for quality of work within the legal sector”.
Dave describes himself as meticulous and methodical. He enjoys the challenge of identifying the cause(s) of Road traffic Accidents sometimes from the most scant evidence. Having moved into the Expert Witness fraternity Dave has found the variety of work that is available to him as our Principal Consultant, covering a large geographical area, ever more stimulating. His understanding and tolerant nature is ideal in an environment where a more bullish approach might be overbearing.
Since qualifying as a Collision Investigator, Dave has achieved numerous further qualifications and memberships, among them the following;
Licentiateship of City & Guilds Institute (L.C.G.I.)
Member of Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators (I.T.A.I.)
Associate Member of Society of Engineers (A.M.S.O.E.)
Associate Member of Institute of Road Transport Engineers (A.M.I.R.T.E.)
Previously registered as a Forensic Practitioner with the Council for Registration of Forensic Practitioners in the field of Road Transport Investigation (R.F.P.)
Dave lives in Dorset and is married with grown up children. In his spare time he enjoys “causing traffic jams with my caravan at weekends all year round,” and following Chelsea.
You can download Dave’s CV here; Dave Burgess CV (PDF)