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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

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Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Tony Sykes attracts wide-ranging client praise for being “thorough, clear and concise” with the “ability and flexibility to find solutions to problems”. 

Biography

Tony Sykes is a distinguished technology expert, specialising in information technology (IT), telecommunications, microelectronics and electrical engineering. With over 30 years of experience in the design, development and testing of hardware and software products and systems, he provides a full range of expert advice, consultancy and expert witness services and is regularly instructed by international law firms, loss adjusters and insurers.

A highly accredited court expert, Tony has provided evidence in international tribunals, arbitrations, adjudications and High Court cases, usually in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC).

In 2004, Tony founded IT Group, one of the UK's leading providers of professional services for IT disputes, digital forensics and e-discovery. IT Group was acquired by Blackrock Expert Services in August 2018, Blackrock Expert Services was acquired by Kroll in 2020.

Tony holds a BSc honours degree in electrical engineering from Aston University in Birmingham, UK. He is a chartered electrical engineer and a chartered IT professional. He is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Tony is a leading figure in professional circles – a practising fellow of the Academy of Experts, and a member of the Academy of Expert's Council and the British Computer Society.

In addition, Tony is a registered expert witness with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, a member of the Society for Computers and Law, and a founding, committee member of the Society for Computers and Law's IT disputes group.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Tony Sykes is “very knowledgeable with years of experience” commend sources adding that he “has the ability to express himself with great clarity”.

Biography

Tony Sykes is a distinguished technology expert, specialising in information technology (IT), telecommunications, microelectronics and electrical engineering. With over 30 years of experience in the design, development and testing of hardware and software products and systems, he provides a full range of expert advice, consultancy and expert witness services and is regularly instructed by international law firms, loss adjusters and insurers.

A highly accredited court expert, Tony has provided evidence in international tribunals, arbitrations, adjudications and High Court cases, usually in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC).

In 2004, Tony founded IT Group, one of the UK's leading providers of professional services for IT disputes, digital forensics and e-discovery. IT Group was acquired by Blackrock Expert Services in August 2018, Blackrock Expert Services was acquired by Kroll in 2020.

Tony holds a BSc honours degree in electrical engineering from Aston University in Birmingham, UK. He is a chartered electrical engineer and a chartered IT professional. He is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Tony is a leading figure in professional circles – a practising fellow of the Academy of Experts, and a member of the Academy of Expert's Council and the British Computer Society.

In addition, Tony is a registered expert witness with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, a member of the Society for Computers and Law, and a founding, committee member of the Society for Computers and Law's IT disputes group.

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