Sancus Solutions Ltd
Sancus Solutions Ltd

Our Team

Michael Williams

Barrister

Michael Williams is a practicing barrister, who (as GMC counsel) has extensive experience of cross-examining medical experts in fitness to practise proceedings and (as Prosecuting Counsel in both UK and Australia) in proceedings before the criminal and civil courts. In recent years, Michael has also been called upon to assess the weight to be accorded to the evidence of expert witnesses, medical and otherwise. He holds, or has held, quasi-judicial appointments as a Legal Assessor to Panels and Committees of the General Medical Council, General Teaching Council and Teaching Agency and Health Professions Council (as it was). He is a member and Panel Chair of the Disciplinary Committees of the Academy of Experts and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and also sits on four police misconduct panels. Michael is an experienced trainer and acknowledged expert in medico-legal issues. He was formerly the Course Director of the BSc (Hons) Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation degree programme at the University of Central Lancashire, where he developed and presented a post-graduate module on expert witnesses. He presently conducts training for Sancus Solutions,the Academy of Experts and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). He regularly conducts courtroom skills courses for a variety of diverse organisations, including the Lancashire Police Advanced Road Death Investigators’ Course, Social Services and Trading Standards departments, the RAF Police, the Police Service of Northern Ireland, the Labour, Rating & Valuations and Trading Standards Departments in Hong Kong,the Hong Kong Police Bomb Squad and RICS in Australia, Singapore and Malaysia. In recognition of his interest and experience in healthcare regulation, in 2011, Michael was invited to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.’

Cheryl Pinner

Family Liaison Trainer

Cheryl spent her initial police career in the Metropolitan Police before transferring to Cambridgeshire in 1987. There she continued her development as a career detective before joining the Crime Training Dept holding the portfolio for child protection, sexual offences, ABE investigative interviewing and family liaison delivery. Latterly she continued her role as a DC on major crime as a family liaison coordinator delivering training to Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridge officers as well as other regional forces and internationally to the UAE. Cheryl’s expertise and specialist knowledge resulted in her being deployed in 7/7 bombings , interviewing high profile cases such as Ian Huntley and Prof Stephen Hawkings and subsequently receiving a number of national awards and commendations for the roles undertaken. She has continued her personal development gaining a Cert. of H.E. in ‘Grief and Bereavement Management’ and a BA Hons in ‘Applied Investigations’. Cheryl has adapted the well established principles of family liaison for use in healthcare and other professional arenas

Ray Galloway

Safeguarding Trainer

Ray Galloway is a former Detective Superintendent, who served for over 30 years in Merseyside and North Yorkshire. He was a highly experienced Senior Investigating Officer, with responsibility for homicide, organised crime, kidnap and covert operations. Since his retirement Ray directed the independent NHS investigation and review undertaken in Leeds into Jimmy Savile’s abusive behaviour. He then went on to direct the NHS Savile Legacy Unit, which oversaw all other NHS investigations and reviews across the country. Ray has presented extensively to national conferences and safeguarding events on the lessons learnt from the Savile investigations.

Gail Curphey MRPharmS

Controlled Drugs Accountable Officer Trainer

Gail is a qualified pharmacist and has spent time in both hospital and community practice. She has extensive experience in providing professional advice to the Cheshire PCT Clinical Commissioning Executive, PCT Board and Directors and was responsible for the implementation of the Community Pharmacy Contract including the commissioning of Enhanced Pharmacy Services. As an Accountable Officer she instigated the setting up of the Cheshire & Merseyside Strategic Intelligence Network, a support group for Accountable Officers. Gail served two terms on the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s English Pharmacy Board and her work was included in the Pharmacy White Paper – Pharmacy in England Building on Strengths, delivering the future 2008. Gail has recently been awarded Fellow of the Faculty of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (FFRPS)

​GARETH W ROBERTS BSc(Hons), MSc, DipCSE, PGCE, Grad.I.Fire.E, MInstLM, MSET

Conflict Resolution Trainer


Gareth is a fully qualified and experienced trainer. He is a trained and qualified post-16 teacher, police trainer and military instructor. After a long and successful career in both the British Army and the UK Police Service Gareth now delivers his training to clients both at home and abroad.

His specific areas of interest are conflict resolution, health and safety at crime scenes, counter terrorism forensics, major crime investigation, fire and explosion investigation and post bomb scene management. He is also a qualified ICO Aviation Course Designer and is known as a subject matter expert in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles by civil emergency services agencies.