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Dr David Schudel

Dr David Schudel has been employed as a forensic scientist since 1991 specialising in forensic chemistry (including drug analysis), fire investigation and cell site analysis. He has worked in the UK, USA and Cayman Islands and given expert testimony in these jurisdictions as well as Guyana and Ireland. He regularly takes on cases that do not fall into traditional areas of forensic science which often involve customised approaches to reconstruction or analysis.

Dr Schudel can be contacted at our Durham office.

Dr David Schudel - Senior Manager, Keith Borer Consultants

Dr David Schudel

What our customers say...

  • Always a pleasure working with you guys; our first choice for instruction.

    Solicitor, November 2019
  • Extremely good customer service and continuous contact/support.

    Solicitor, November 2019
  • Fast response and work turnover time; great customer service.

    Solicitor, November 2020
  • Prompt attention to dealing with queries and providing information and reports.

    Solicitor, March 2020
  • I have instructed you for many years and always find yourselves to be helpful, efficient and reports are prepared in an easy to digest format.

    Solicitor, October 2019
  • Courteous and informative.

    Solicitor, December 2020
  • We have used your services for some time and are very satisfied.

    Solicitor, November 2019
  • Easy to use BAC calculation form, fast turn around.

    Solicitor, September 2019
  • Service was excellent throughout.

    Solicitor, August 2020
  • Really happy with all aspects of this case and would definitely recommend this company. Thank you.

    Private instruction, September 2020
  • Telephone communications were very helpful when we were not able to contact the expert directly. The call takers were knowledgeable as to the case and what was required and answered any queries we had.

    Solicitor, September 2020
  • I have been instructing KBC for over 15 years and have always been happy with the service, contact from experts and quality of the reports.

    Solicitor, December 2020
  • Prompt and Professional and produces excellent reports.

    Solicitor, September 2020
  • Good service, prompt, efficient, have used many times in the past.

    Solicitor, April 2020
  • I used Andrew Dampier for a cell site case and he was exceptional.

    Barrister, November 2020
  • Both our client and I were very impressed by your expert evidence. I will be singing your praises for years to come.

    Solicitor – July 2019
  • Mr Beatson was very helpful and professional, clearly with a wide range of knowledge and understanding.

    Solicitor, March 2020
  • Please pass on my gratitude to Mr Marryat for being able to compile a report in such a quick turnaround. Much appreciated.

    Solicitor, August 2019
  • We find you reliable and expeditious.

    Solicitor – July 2019
  • The Evidence given by Mr Dunnill resulted in the trial of issue being found in the client's favour, thereby avoiding immediate custodial sentence.

    Barrister, August 2019
  • Mr Appleby was truly excellent. While giving evidence it was plain that he has achieved the perfect blend of clarity and authoritative charisma.

    Barrister, December 2019
  • Easy access to experts; excellent communication and advice, as required.

    Solicitor, September 2020
  • I was very impressed both with the clarity of Dr Davey’s report to the layperson, and her even-handedness. The objective tone of the report and the fact that the opposing party’s expert agreed with the analysis gave Dr. Davey’s evidence a huge amount of credibility. I would recommend her to anyone in need of similar evidence and have no doubt that her evidence was vital to us winning the case.

    Diarmuid Laffan, Barrister - June 2019
  • Thanks to Sarah Morley for her help: her evidence was very important in bringing this case to justice and it is greatly appreciated.

    Solicitor - August 2019
  • Extremely helpful, efficient and above all thoroughly professional.

    Solicitor, December 2020
  • Very fast, professional, easy to instruct.

    Solicitor, November 2019
  • Mike Appleby's exceptional quality was noted by all of the Counsel involved in the case. It is always a pleasure to watch someone, who is good at something, doing it and doing it well.

    Barrister, December 2019
  • Fast service; timely response to communication.

    Solicitor, January 2020
  • I found Mr Prime to be a very good natured and competent expert witness who presented well in the witness box.

    Barrister – July 2019
  • We are very grateful to Mr Marryat for all the hard work he has done for us.

    Solicitor – June 2019
  • Easy to contact, quick responses (particularly in the current circumstances), very helpful staff.

    Solicitor, April 2020
  • Always try to instruct, if possible, due to excellent service provided.

    Solicitor, September 2019
  • Just a very high quality, professional service.

    Solicitor, December 2019
  • Speedy and detailed quotes which do not delay funding from LAA.

    Solicitor, December 2020
  • Mr Prime reported to us with great efficiency and presented his evidence to the Jury in an extremely persuasive manner.

    Counsel, March 2020
  • Jenny Gray was excellent and very helpful throughout.

    Barrister, November 2019
  • I find KBC invariably helpful and reliable.

    Solicitor, December 2020
  • It is always easy to contact KBC and to get a prompt reply.

    Solicitor – July 2019
  • Thank you very much, I am grateful and impressed with your service.

    Solicitor, January 2021
  • Communication and speed of delivery of information was, as always, excellent.

    Solicitor, April 2020
  • Excellent client care and service.

    Solicitor, August 2020
  • Very approachable.

    Solicitor, November 2020
  • There is no question that your input was instrumental in persuading the Defendants to alter their stance.

    Solicitor, September 2020
  • Website was very informative.  First contact was knowledgeable and efficient. The report was delivered in record time - very impressed!

    Solicitor, January 2021
  • Karl Ebejer was always prompt with responses and was very helpful.

    Solicitor, August 2020
  • I have had the pleasure of the assistance of Mike Appleby on a number of occasions now and he is an excellent man to have around. 

    Counsel, March 2020
  • Mr Armstrong impressed throughout the trial as a real expert in his field. It was apparent too that Mr Armstrong was entirely impartial.

    Counsel, March 2020
  • I have worked with Mr Donnelly in many cases over the years and his expertise, presentation of written work and ability in the witness box is second to none.

    Counsel, November 2020
  • Simon Bunter is extraordinarily knowledgeable, remarkably efficient and a wonderful communicator. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

    Barrister, December 2019
  • Please pass on my thanks to Emma Youngson for the speed at which she completed the report; I am very grateful.

    Solicitor - July 2019
  • Excellent, as usual.

    Solicitor, September 2020
  • Consistently reliable. Reports are very easy to read.

    Solicitor – July 2019
  • Mr Dampier made an incredibly complicated matter easy to understand.

    Barrister, February 2020
  • Provided quotes quickly and complied with court timescales.

    Solicitor, December 2020
  • Thank you for your hard work in this case and for the prompt responses. 

    Barrister, March 2020
  • We have used KBC on many occasions in the past and have always had a reliable service.

    Solicitor, April 2020
  • I chose this company, as the first point of contact was extremely helpful.

    Private instruction, September 2020
  • Speedy responses to our instructions and questions asked. Helpful estimated timeframe for the service of reports.

    Solicitor, January 2021
  • Very quick response to queries raised following receipt of report. Very helpful.

    Solicitor, January 2021
  • Very quick turnaround, with attention to detail and helpful comments.

    Solicitor, January 2020
  • Regular contact, advice on hand via phone if necessary, prompt and efficient.

    Solicitor, August 2020
  • Knowledgeable, helpful and polite.

    Solicitor, June 2020
  • Complete satisfaction with services.

    Solicitor, September 2019
  • Quick, expert and accurate.

    Solicitor, July 2020
  • Mr Dunnill’s report was helpful and our conference at Court informative; I would certainly be happy to use him in a case again.

    Barrister, December 2020
  • Prompt provision of report and prompt reply to queries.

    Solicitor, November 2019
  • There are times when DNA evidence can be a little dry, but Mike Appleby's presentation and delivery to the jury was pitch perfect.

    Barrister, December 2019
  • Extremely prompt service.

    Solicitor – July 2019
  • Swift service.

    Solicitor, March 2020
  • I was told you were the best at what you did. I honestly believe I got what was required.

    Private client, July 2020
  • Value for money.

    Solicitor, May 2020
  • Mr Brown was an impressive witness. As far as I am concerned, you can give him full marks all round.

    Counsel, March 2020
  • Experts are always happy to discuss matters prior to providing report.

    Solicitor, December 2020
  • I was delighted by Mrs Tweedy's professional and thorough approach.

    Mr Saltrese - September 2019
  • Quick, professional, friendly, comprehensive.

    Prison Governor, June 2020
  • A thorough analysis, with well set out conclusions.

    Solicitor, July 2020
  • I am very impressed by your service.

    Solicitor, February 2020
  • We have used KBC for many years: always helpful, plenty of experts & LAA seems to be happy with estimates for CRM4 application purposes.

    Solicitor - August 2019
  • Excellent reports within Legal Aid rates.

    Solicitor, November 2019
  • I was able to have a meaningful conversation with a specialist when obtaining a quote for the work.

    Solicitor, June 2020
  • We were kept updated throughout the process and the report was provided promptly.

    Solicitor, January 2020
  • Exceptionally efficient service.

    Solicitor, December 2020
  • Overall helpful and efficient service.

    Solicitor, September 2019
  • Simon Bunter is as good an expert as I have ever worked with.

    Barrister, December 2019
  • I found the service to be very professional throughout.

    Solicitor, October 2019
  • I don’t think the service could be improved upon or bettered in any way.

    Private Instruction, November 2020
  • We have always received professional and high standards of services. Reports are produced promptly and communications responded to without delay.

    Solicitor, September 2020
  • Mr Armstrong was very professional and presented his analysis to the Jury in a very helpful way.

    Barrister – July 2019
  • Quick and efficient; and well laid out report.

    Solicitor, November 2019
  • Andrew Dampier provided first class service in the form of reports and maps. He was able to explain the report in good layman’s terms and was also available to take calls and provide further information to counsel.

    Barrister, January 2021
  • Brilliant communication, my emails were promptly answered.

    Private instruction, September 2020
  • Found the service to be extremely helpful, given the timeframe in which the report was required.

    Solicitor, January 2020
  • Quick, efficient service and a well-prepared report.

    Solicitor, July 2020
  • I can say that I am very satisfied with the service I have received from KBC, starting with my initial phone call and interaction your colleague when I made my initial enquiry, right up to the report being received. I would certainly use KBC again and would recommend you to my colleagues.

    Solicitor, January 2020
  • We have used your services on many previous occasions. You always provide the cheapest estimate and respond quicker than any other service provider we have contacted for the purposes of Legal Aid.

    Solicitor, January 2021
  • I will definitely use Dr Schudel in the future and will be recommending him to my colleagues.

    Counsel, March 2020
  • Would definitely use you again; very impressed.

    Solicitor, November 2020
  • Jenny Gray acted with the utmost integrity throughout. This was noted in open court by the judge hearing the case.

    Solicitor, October 2019
  • Alan Henderson was a very knowledgeable witness, clearly very familiar with his subject matter and capable of explaining it too. I would not hesitate to use him in the future.

    Barrister, August 2019
  • Mr Ebejer was always very professional and friendly.

    Solicitor, August 2020
  • Thank you for getting back to me so quickly. This is exactly what we needed.

    Solicitor – July 2019
  • No question was too silly and everything was explained so clearly and easily; great customer service.

    Private instruction, September 2020
  • Many thanks for your very helpful and professional report.

    Solicitor – June 2019
  • My impression of your service was excellent.

    Private Instruction, November 2020
  • Mrs Allan gave extremely clear evidence.

    Barrister – July 2019

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