WeatherNet Ltd
Dr Richard Wild  Standard Member


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Contact:

Kingsland House 21 Hinton Road
Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 2DE
UK


Services:

With 20 years experience, WeatherNet provides legal weather services, historical weather data, forensic meteorologists and expert witness interpretation to the legal profession and all those involved in criminal or civil litigation.

WeatherNet can assist in all matters of Forensic Meteorology. WeatherNet help lawyers, solicitors, the police force, barristers, insurance companies, the general public and the civil engineering and construction community with a cost-effective and accurate analysis of historic weather data where the weather may have affected the outcome of the case.

WeatherNet can help in particular legal related weather cases for the UK and worldwide.

This historic weather information is given in an easily understood Legal (CPR) Weather Report or as a Certified Witness Statement. All Legal (CPR) Weather Reports and Certified Witness Statements benefit from showing past weather data that is utilised, an interpretation, conclusion and a statement of compliance and truth. This information complies with civil and criminal court requirements (CPR Part 33 and/or 35) and the Jackson reforms that our clients can trust and rely on.

Legal (non CPR) Weather Reports are also available for reference or as a guide only. These legal weather reports can not be disclosed as evidence in a court of law as the report would not be fully researched and would only show a snap shot of raw daily or hourly data in the surrounding area of the incident. No interpretation, conclusion, statement of truth would be enclosed within this report.

WeatherNet has access to historical weather data from a wide range of different meteorological sources, including our own exclusive network of urban based meteorological stations.

Testimonies or names of referees if required and an expert forensic meteorologist for court appearances are available.

Number of meteorological reports written in the last 4 years: 425

Average number of new instructions a year: 100

Number of court appearances in the last 5 years: 4 (February 2013, July 2015, May 2016 and October 2017).

A sample of a Legal (CPR) Weather Report, Dr Richard Wild’s current CV and a legal weather services flyer are available upon request

In the last 20 years, WeatherNet has provided weather-related reports for the following legal cases:

* Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs)
* Personal Injury Claims (Falling, Tripping and Slipping Accidents)
* Flooding and Drainage Claims
* Domestic and Commercial Insurance Claims
* Liability
* Travel and Transit
* Contract Disputes
* Industrial and Agricultural Incidents
* Criminal Offences, including GBH, Rape, Murder and Burglary
* Civil Engineering and Construction Extension and Disputes
* Pollution and Contamination
* Spoilage
* Lighting, Visibility and Sunrise/Sunset Times
* Aviation and Marine Incidents
* Cargo Damage and Contamination
* Sports and Leisure Injuries

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Qualifications:

Legal Related Memberships and Training (Dr Richard Wild/WeatherNet Ltd):

Vetted by the Law Society of Scotland since November 2016 to present

Trained in the ‘Jackson Reforms’ by Bond Solon in May 2013

Vetted by the Expert Witness Directory of Scotland between October 2010 and October 2016

Vetted by the Expert Witness Directory of Ireland between October 2010 and November 2016

Included on the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) Expert Advisers Database since September 2010 to present. This was transferred into the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) in April 2012 which then transferred again to the National Crime Agency (NCA) in October 2013 (www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk)

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION
1994 - 2005 University of Derby (Part Time Study)
PhD in A Spatial and Temporal analysis of Heavy Snowfalls across Great Britain between the
years 1861-1999

1997 New College Nottingham, Nottingham (Full Time Study)
City and Guilds certificate in Further and Adult Education Teacher’s Certificate (Stage One)

1992 - 1994 University of Derby (Full Time Study)
BSc (Hons) Geography (2:1)
Main Subjects Studied: Climate, Population Geography, USA and Japan, Urban Geography,
Soils, Transport Geography, Environmental Conservation, Remote Sensing/GIS
and Data Handling (Mathematics/Statistics)
Final Year Project: ‘A History of Blizzards over the United Kingdom in Relation to Lamb's
Weather Types’. This involved identifying a link between the major blizzards with the
synoptic circulation, temperature and rainfall totals and Lamb's Weather Types
(Grade A obtained)

1991 - 1992 University of Bedfordshire (Full Time Study)
Certificate of Higher Education in Environmental Science with Geographical Science
Main Subjects Studied: Marine/Terrestrial Science and Computer Studies

1989 - 1991 Mid-Cheshire College, Northwich, Cheshire (Part Time Study)
B.T.E.C. ONC Building Studies

1986 - 1989 Sir John Deane’s Sixth Form College, Northwich, Cheshire
1981 - 1986 Rudheath Community High School, Rudheath, Northwich, Cheshire
‘A’ Level: Geography
‘O’/GCSE Levels: Seven, including Chemistry, English, Land Surveying and Mathematics

SELECTION OF CONFERENCES SPOKEN AT (1996 – PRESENT DAY)
Association of British Climatologists, 16 March 1996, at Birmingham University, Birmingham
Title of Talk: Defining the origin of the word blizzard and how a blizzard is defined in the United Kingdom
Tornado and Storm Research Organisation, 8 June 1996, at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford
Title of Talk: Frequency of blizzards/heavy snowfalls/snowfalls greater than fifteen centimetres across Great Britain, 1861-1995
Tornado and Storm Research Organisation, 22 March 1997, at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford
Title of Talk: Summary of heavy snowfalls in the British Isles 1996
Tornado and Storm Research Organisation, 21 March 1998, at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford
Title of Talk: Summary of heavy snowfalls in the British Isles 1997
Tornado and Storm Research Organisation, 20 March 1999, at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford
Title of Talk: Summary of heavy snowfalls in the British Isles 1998
Tornado and Storm Research Organisation, 18 March 2000, at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford
Title of Talk: Summary of heavy snowfalls in the British Isles 1999
Tornado and Storm Research Organisation, 24 March 2001, at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford
Title of Talk: Summary of heavy snowfalls in the British Isles 2000

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Experience:

Professional Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (MCFSS) since June 2009 to present

Trained in the ‘aspects of report writing’ by Bond Solon in July 2008. Therefore all legal weather reports written for future legal cases will comply with this training from this date.

Vetted by the Round Table Group since October 2007 to present

Member of the Academy of Experts (MAE) since June 2007 to present

Member of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) since April 2007 to present

Member of the UK Register of Expert Witnesses since February 2007 to present

Vetted by the Expert Witness Directory between January 2005 and October 2017

Other Memberships (Dr Richard Wild):

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) since January 2005 to present

Member of the Association of British Climatologists since January 1995 to present

Associate of the Royal Geographical Society between the years 1994 - 1995

Member of the Tornado and Storm Research Organisation between the years
1993 – 1998

Member of the National Geographic Society since January 1993 to present

Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society (FRMetS) since October 1990 to present

Qualifications/Career History and Publications (Dr Richard Wild):

Current Title: Weather Services Commercial Manager and Senior Forensic Meteorologist. Employed by WeatherNet Ltd since the 10th July 1997.

Produced forty-one research articles and two books about snow/snowfalls/blizzards/weather in general in several academic publications since 1995 to present.

Staff member of TORRO (Tornado and Storm Research Organisation (based at Oxford Brookes University)). Role within TORRO is Research Leader of Heavy Snowfalls which is a part of the Thunderstorm and Severe Weather Division. Have held this post since July 1998.

Made numerous talks at Universities, had local chats/written quotes for local/national radio, TV and newspapers. Credited on numerous films and TV programmes including Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I/II, Alice Through The Looking Glass and Britain’s Worst Weather.


1989 - 1991 Brian D. Etchells and Partners, Manchester (Full Time)
Trainee Quantity Surveyor: responsible for mathematical checks from Tenders, Bill of
Quantities and Final Accounts. Also responsible for surveying areas from architect drawings
and on site investigations

1988 - 1994 Hassalls Ices, Pickmere, Cheshire. (Part Time, Summer Work)
Ice Cream Seller: responsible for selling ice cream to the general public at several picnic
sites within Cheshire

1997 - Present WeatherNet Ltd, Bournemouth, Dorset (Full Time)
Weather Services Commercial Manager/Senior Forensic Meteorologist:
Responsible for overseeing weather-related activities including weather forecasting, severe
weather warnings and consultancy work. Also provided countless interviews/written quotes
for local/national radio, TV and newspapers.

1998 - Present Tornado and Storm Research Organisation (TORRO), Oxford, Oxfordshire (Full Time)
Research Leader and Founder of Heavy Snowfalls which is a part of the Thunderstorm and
Severe Weather Division. Responsible for research, data collection and producing academic
publications about heavy snowfalls and blizzards across the UK

BOOKS PUBLISHED (1997 – PRESENT DAY)

Wild, R. (1997) Back to basics. Frontal weather and the pilot. Met, Vol. 1. Tregaron: Llangeitho Times Publishing, 17 pp
Wild, R. (1998) Back to basics. Wind shear and the pilot. Met, Vol. 2. Tregaron: Llangeitho Times Publishing, 14 pp
Wild, R. (2005) A spatial and temporal analysis of heavy snowfalls across Great Britain between the years 1861-1999.
Unpublished PhD Thesis, University of Derby, 344 pp
Wild, R. (2016) Heavy snowfalls across Great Britain. In: Roe, R. K. (ed.) Extreme Weather: Forty Years of the Tornado and Storm
Research Organisation (TORRO). Wiley, Blackwell. pp. 283-300

RESEARCH PAPERS PUBLISHED (1995 – PRESENT DAY)

Wild, R. (1995) Definition of the British blizzard. Weather, 50, 327-328
Wild, R. (1996) Frequency of blizzards and heavy snowfalls greater than 15 centimetres across Great Britain 1861-1995.
Journal of Meteorology, 21, 217
Wild, R. (1996) Describing the origin of the word ‘blizzard’ and how a blizzard is defined in the United Kingdom. Climate News, 15, 1-2
Wild, R. (1996) Definition of the word blizzard within the United Kingdom. Weather, 51, 231-232
Wild, R. (1997) Historical review on the origin and definition of the word blizzard. Journal of Meteorology, 22, 331-340
Wild, R. (1997) Summary of heavy snowfalls in the British Isles 1996. Journal of Meteorology, 22, 137-139
Wild, R. (1998) A review of the heavy snowfalls greater then thirteen centimetres in Great Britain during 1997.
Journal of Meteorology, 23, 348
Wild, R. (1998) A review on the heavy snowfalls/blizzards/snowstorms/snowfalls greater than 13cm in Great Britain between 1861-1996:
Part 1: 1861-1899. Journal of Meteorology, 23, 3-19
Wild, R. (1999) Blizzards and Heavy Snowfalls Division Summary 1998. Journal of Meteorology, 24, 139
Wild, R. (1999) A review on the heavy snowfalls/blizzards/snowstorms/snowfalls greater than 13cm in Great Britain between 1861-1996:
Part 2: 1900-1925. Journal of Meteorology, 24, 19-32
Wild, R. (2000) Heavy snowfall summary for the UK in 1999. Journal of Meteorology, 25, 130-131
Wild, R. (2001) Snowfalls/blizzards/snowstorms/snowfalls greater than 13cm in Great Britain between 1861-1996: Part 3: 1926-1945.
Journal of Meteorology, 26, 92-100
Wild, R. (2001) Heavy snowfalls and blizzards division summary for the United Kingdom 2000. Journal of Meteorology, 26, 181-183
Wild, R. (2002) British Isles heavy snowfalls summary 2001. Journal of Meteorology, 27, 177-180
Wild, R. (2003) Heavy snowfalls division summary for the United Kingdom 2002. Journal of Meteorology, 28, 199-200
Wild, R. (2004) Snowfalls/blizzards/snowstorms/snowfalls greater than 13cm in Great Britain between 1861-1996: Part 4: 1946-1959.
Journal of Meteorology, 29, 17-26
Wild, R. (2004) Heavy snowfalls in the United Kingdom 2003, Journal of Meteorology, 29, 221-224
Wild, R. (2005) Snowfalls/blizzards/snowstorms/snowfalls greater than 13cm in Great Britain between 1861-1996: Part 5: 1960-1969.
Journal of Meteorology, 30, 43-50
Wild, R. (2005) Blizzards and heavy snowfalls in the United Kingdom 2004, Journal of Meteorology, 30, 214-216
Wild, R. (2005) Snowfalls/blizzards/snowstorms/snowfalls greater than 13cm in Great Britain between 1861-1996: Part 6: 1970-1975.
The International Journal of Meteorology, 30, 363-367
Wild, R. (2006) Heavy Snowfalls and Blizzards in the United Kingdom 2005. The International Journal of Meteorology, 31, 224-228
Wild, R. (2006) Heavy Snowfalls and Blizzards around the World 2005, Part 1. The International Journal of Meteorology, 31, 296-301
Wild, R. (2006) Heavy Snowfalls and Blizzards around the World 2005, Part 2. The International Journal of Meteorology, 31, 324-329
Wild, R. (2007) Heavy Snowfalls and Blizzards in the United Kingdom 2006. The International Journal of Meteorology, 32, 279-281
Wild, R. (2007) A review of heavy snowfalls/blizzards/snowstorms greater than 13cm in Great Britain between 1861-1996:
Part 7: 1976-1979. The International Journal of Meteorology, 32, 325-334
Wild, R. (2008) Heavy Snowfalls and Blizzards in the United Kingdom 2007. The International Journal of Meteorology, 33, 193-194
Wild, R. (2009) A Review of Global Heavy Snowfalls and Blizzards in 2006: Part 1. The International Journal of Meteorology,
34, 51-56
Wild, R. (2009) A Review of Global Heavy Snowfalls and Blizzards in 2006: Part 2. The International Journal of Meteorology,
34, 14-22
Wild, R. (2009) A Review of Global Heavy Snowfalls and Blizzards in 2007. The International Journal of Meteorology, 34, 82-92
Wild, R. (2010) A Review of Global Heavy Snowfalls and Blizzards in 2000. The International Journal of Meteorology, 35, 196-198
Wild, R. (2010) A Review of Global Heavy Snowfalls and Blizzards in 2002. The International Journal of Meteorology, 35, 343-346
Wild, R. (2011) A Review of Global Heavy Snowfalls and Blizzards in 2003. The International Journal of Meteorology, 36, 201-204
Wild, R. (2011) A Review of Global Heavy Snowfalls and Blizzards in 2004. The International Journal of Meteorology, 36, 205-210
Wild, R. (2012) A review of heavy snowfalls/blizzards/snowstorms greater than 13cm in Great Britain between 1861-1996:
Part 8: 1980-1984. The International Journal of Meteorology, 37, 166-176
Wild, R. (2013) A Review of Global Heavy Snowfalls and Blizzards in 2001. The International Journal of Meteorology, 38, 34-37
Wild, R. (2014) A review of heavy snowfalls/blizzards/snowstorms greater than 13cm in Great Britain between 1861-1996:
Part 9: 1985-1989. The International Journal of Meteorology, 39, 73-78
Wild, R. (2015) A review of heavy snowfalls/blizzards/snowstorms greater than 13cm in Great Britain between 1861-1996:
Part 10: 1990-1996. The International Journal of Meteorology, 40, 219-225
Wild, R.; O’Hare, G. and Wilby, R. (1996) A historical record of blizzards/major snow events in the British Isles, 1880-1989.
Weather, 51, 82-91
Wild, R.; O’Hare, G. and Wilby, R. (2000) An analysis of heavy snowfalls/blizzards/snowstorms and snowfalls greater
than 13cm across Great Britain between 1861 and 1996. Journal of Meteorology, 25, 41-49
Stuart, L and Wild, R. (2010) Heavy Snowfall Event during the 5, 6 and 7 January 2010 in the counties of Berkshire, Hampshire and
Oxfordshire. The International Journal of Meteorology, 35, 327-335

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