Civil Litigation & Dispute Services

Expert analysis and investigation of digital information for commercial disputes.


Commercial disputes, although increasingly a fact of life, can be extremely damaging to a company’s reputation.  In many cases settling these disputes through litigation, mediation or arbitration may involve digital evidence.  Forensic Instinct is well placed to forensically investigate all digital media in dispute cases including employment, bribery and corruption, intellectual property, fraud and insolvency, and product liability.  We are also able to provide an effective eDisclosure solution should the case progress to litigation.

We understand the sensitive nature of commercial disputes and the need for swift resolution.  At Forensic Instinct we operate with complete confidentiality in every case and approach every investigation in a timely manner and in accordance with our client’s timescales.

Service Overview

Forensic Instinct ‘Civil Litigation & Dispute Services’ services include the following:

Data Collection & Preservation

Our expert consultants help identify, preserve, and collect electronically stored information (ESI) using court-approved tools and techniques. Data is gathered from desktops, laptops, servers and much more in a forensically sound, defensible and cost effective manner without disrupting operations.


Data Analysis

We employ leading edge techniques to analyse the data which include, but not limited to: emails, user activity, internet activity, documents and related metadata.

Remote Data Collection & Processing

Our experts can collect data in any location – even in remote environments off the corporate network or with slow bandwidth connectivity. To make the task of collection even easier, our consultants can facilitate and manage data collections for you in a defensible and forensically sound manner.



All of our expert reports are clear and concise with executive summaries focusing on the solicitor’s instructions, written in a way that helps guide the legal team through the evidence.  We are happy to deliver our findings within very tight deadlines and where required, attend court as expert witness.


Physical Location

Program Execution

USB Usage


File Opening / Creation

Account Usage

Deleted File or File Knowledge

Internet History

Our Expertise

We have extensive experience across a broad range of civil disputes.  These include:



HR & Employment Disputes

Intellectual Property

Product Liability


Our Team

Our digital forensic analysts are leaders in our field. We have produced outstanding results in literally hundreds of cases, and our experts have extensive testimony experience, advanced training, and certifications. We bring experience from both Law Enforcement and the Private Sector.

Forensic Instinct experts are trained and follow the practices outlined in the HB 171-2003 Guidelines for the management of IT evidence by Standards Australia. This document is primarily for investigative community and serves as the main guide to setting standards for Australian courts. As such, this sets the levels of expectations that digital evidence must meet as exhibits for consideration by the Judge and Jury.

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