Research Associates regularly conducts IT and computing cases in close consultation with Major Phillip Hatton TD BA (Hons) MTSI MBCS DTS, a forensic IT specialist recognised in both government and legal circles. Since 1987, Major Phillip Hatton has specialised in IT investigation, initially in Trading Standards. During the Second Gulf War, he served with the 513th Military Intelligence Brigade (US Army) as technical manager of the theatre collection point for digital media, operating in Kuwait and Baghdad. He was awarded the US Army Achievement Medal for services in the Gulf War. Major Hatton has also devised a specialist IT course for the Trading Standards Institute (TSI) on computer seizure and internet investigations and has worked in close collaboration with various police and law enforcement agencies (including the FBI’s Operational Technology Division in Quantico, Virginia), assisting in numerous sensitive investigations and court cases. Although Major Hatton does not work directly for the public, Research Associates works in close conjunction with him and his colleagues on most cases requiring forensic IT expertise.