Software Escrow & Copyright Agents Pty Ltd
Melbourne Office - PO Box 452, COLLINS STREET WEST VIC 8007 AUSTRALIA
Sydney Office - GPO Box 2506, SYDNEY NSW 2001 AUSTRALIA
Telephone: Melbourne Office - +61 3 9629 3534 Sydney Office - +61 2 9233 2655
Facsimile: Melbourne Office - +61 3 9629 3217 Sydney Office - +61 2 9233 3044
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Expert Witness & Forensic Services

Our Steve White is often required to supply expert evidence in legal proceeding and has supplied such evidence for the Federal Court, the Supreme Court of New South Wales and Victoria and the Magistrates Court in commercial and criminal matters.

He has the following computer science related qualifications and experience.

  • A Bachelor Degree in Science (Computer Science) from Melbourne University (1991) which included amongst other things a formal study of operating systems and programming languages.
  • In 1992, Steve was the founder of Software Escrow & Copyright Agents Pty Ltd (SECA). SECA provides escrow and verification services for amongst other things, the Commonwealth, State Governments and ASX listed companies. Those services involve ensuring that source code and other escrow materials are functionally complete and capable of producing the necessary code which involves complicated software build processes and scripting.
  • Steve previously worked for IBM as lead technical instructor in Australia in relation to operating systems and programming languages. HE provided programming services to IBM and worked in the IBM Australian Programming Centre. He also provided training services to IBM and its clients in Hong Kong, Indonesia and Singapore.
  • Since 1992, Steve has extensively advised clients in relation to obtaining electronic evidence, and the use thereof in commercial litigation.
  • He is currently acting as independent expert in one NSW Federal Court matter and a party appointed expert in one Victoria Supreme Court matter. He has acted as an expert in court in relation to a variety of matters including criminal matters.
  • In 2005, he was elected as a fellow of the Australian Computer Society (the professional society for information technology professionals) for his contribution to the industry.
  • He has conducted numerous expert determinations as expert determiner in relation to various technical computer related matters, mediations and arbitrations. More information can be found at arbitration and legal

Our services include:

  • provision of reports for and execution of preliminary discovery applications
  • supervision of complicated anton pillar orders
  • supervision of and reports in relation to decommissioning of infrastucture
  • execution of Court orders to take forensic images
  • provision of forensic images of cloud infrastucture, servers and mobile devices
  • Unlocking mobile devices including iphones, blackberry and android devices1).
  • investigation of and reports in relation to intellectual property infringement, copyright patents and confidential information
  • electronic evidence protection and acquisition
  • discovery of electronic data
  • recovery of lost and deleted data
  • providing expert reports
  • providing expert evidence in Court

Please email us for a fixed price quote on your requirement.

1) Our ability to unlock some devices is limited based on the available toolkits. Please enquire about your specific device

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