Welcome to Forensic Document Examiners

FDE is a leading full-service forensic document examination firm in the Australia and Asia Pacific region

We provide independent forensic document examination, handwriting examination and signature examination services to law firms, financial institutions, businesses, government agencies, insurance companies, investigators, police forces and private individuals in Australia and overseas.

What makes us different from our competitors? It’s our technical excellence combined with scientific insight. It’s our ability to take the most complex of document problems and provide the clearest answers.

We draw upon a team of national and international experts. For every case, we assign dedicated experts with in-depth knowledge of forensic handwriting and document matters. We allocate the best examiners for the job, and often combine experts from various locations.

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Signature Examination

A Questioned Signature may be compared and concluded as being by the same writer as a specimen of known signatures, only if the absence of fundamental differences and the compelling presence of numerous significant similarities of both common and unusual features are sufficient to exclude the likelihood of the similarities being due to coincidence.

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Handwriting Examination

Questioned writing examined, may be compared and concluded as being written by the same writer as the specimen of known writings, if both the absence of fundamental differences and the compelling presence of numerous significant similarities of both common and unusual features, is found to exclude the reasonable likelihood of the similarities being due to coincidence.

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Document Examination

Modern forensic document examination laboratories will be equipped with apparatus specifically designed for forensic document examinations such as the Video Spectral Comparator (VSC) and the Electrostatic Detection Apparatus (ESDA).

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Our services

Please browse our site to find out more about our approach, our expert forensic document examination team, the examination services we provide, information on how to obtain samples and more.