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Professor Lorna Dawson announced as Soil Forensic Expert Witness of the Year at GLE Award

Professor Lorna Dawson announced as Soil Forensic Expert Witness of the Year at GLE Award
Lorna Dawson
"The GLE Awards has celebrated excellence, innovation and performance across legal communities from around the world, since 2009. Designed to reward those most deserving in the industries global and very challenging environment, GLE prides itself on the validity of its awards and its winners"

Professor Lorna Dawson of the James Hutton Institute has been recognised as Soil Forensic Expert Witness of the Year at Global Law Experts (GLE) Awards. Professor Dawson has more than 30 years’ experience in managing and conducting research in soil and plant interactions, in particular its application in the criminal justice system.

The GLE Awards has celebrated excellence, innovation and performance across legal communities from around the world, since 2009. Designed to reward those most deserving in the industries global and very challenging environment, GLE prides itself on the validity of its awards and its winners. They are allocated solely on merit and recognise leaders in their respective fields.

Professor Dawson is Head of the Soil Forensics Group within the Environmental and Biochemical Sciences group at the Institute. She is an honorary professor in Forensic Science at Robert Gordon University, contributing to lecture courses as well as working with the Universities of Aberdeen, Strathclyde and Edinburgh. She is SEFARI Adviser on the Scottish Government’s (RESAS) strategic research programme 2016–2021 and is also SEFARI Gateway Knowledge Exchange Lead for Environment.

Among her other leading casework, Professor Dawson developed the application of soil organo-mineral markers in forensic investigations, and was Principal Investigator on a research project funded by the EPSRC (SoilFit), developing tools for soil characterisation in forensics and an aligned KE project (GIMI).

Shortlisted candidates for GLE awards are judged on client testimonials, key cases, legal rankings, overall reputation, publication contributions, speaking engagements and the performance and standing of teams and individual lawyers. This comprehensive selection process ensures that the awards are a true representation of the market, and that winners are at the cutting edge of their fields.

Notes to editors

About Global Law Experts: Global Law Experts (GLE) is one of the world’s leading online resources for locating specialist legal advisers for the services required by businesses, investors and individuals around the world. The GLE Awards have run since 2009, and have helped many winners to further enhance their exposure to potential clients and reaffirm their position as a market leader in their field.

More information from: 

Adam Walker, Communications Officer, James Hutton Institute, Tel: 01224 395095 (direct line), 0344 928 5428 (switchboard).


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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.