Case Summary

During our time at the Home Office we examined a large number of documents, including memorabilia purporting to bear the handwritten signature of Sir Winston Churchill. Mr. Churchill’s signature is not particularly complex and has been in the public domain for many years, thus lending itself readily to simulation by an adept forger.



We were able to show that the disputed signatures were too similar to one another and lacked the natural variation seen in Mr. Churchill’s genuine signatures. We concluded that the signatures were simulations written by a person imitating his style. Our findings were provided in evidential format to The Metropolitan Police for use in court proceedings against the individual concerned.