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Our Team

Millington Hingley's team has over 75 years of collective experience in forensic science and are renowned in their areas of specialism. They aim to deliver a forensic science service that builds on our past, is informed by the present and leads into the future.

Millington Hingley's Team - Jo Millington, Polly Ayres and Lynne Hingley
Millington Hingley's Co-Managing Director Jo Millington

Jo Millington

Jo's career as a forensic scientist began in 1996. She spent her formative years working in major and critical incident investigation, most notably with the Forensic Science Service in London. Her particular areas of expertise are Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (BPA), crime scene evaluation, body fluid & DNA interpretation, historic case review & animal forensics.


Jo delivers a renowned training program in BPA for multi-agency practitioners all over the world. She is a highly regarded forensic educator and collaborates with a wide range of academic institutions to support research and share best practice. 

Jo has built a reputation for delivering balanced and comprehensive reports for the Crown and the Defence. She is a capable and dependable scientist and balances fee-based operations with a strong portfolio of pro-bono work and engagement activities. 

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Millington Hingley's Polly Ayres

Polly Ayres

Polly's forensic science career began when she joined the Forensic Science Service in London in 2000. Since then, she has worked on a wide range of cases including high profile, multi-disciplinary and complex cases.

Polly has a strong academic background and delivers teaching to a wide range of students and practitioners in forensic investigation and practice, including as a lecturer at the University of Winchester.

Her particular areas of expertise are the interpretation & evaluation of body fluid and DNA evidence, including complex results, statistical calculations, transfer & persistence issues, and Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (BPA).

Polly has given expert witness evidence on numerous occasions and is able to communicate complex evidence clearly.

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Millington Hingley's Co-Managing Director Lynne Hingley

Lynne Hingley

Lynne has broad experience in forensic science having worked with many of the UK's major forensic science providers over the last 25+ years. Her particular areas of expertise are forensic DNA analysis, including specialist methods and statistics, body fluid interpretation and sexual offence review. 

She is renowned for conveying complex matters in a straightforward manner and is regularly invited to deliver seminars to legal professionals to explain the complexities, strengths and limitations of DNA evidence. 


Lynne has built a strong reputation in delivering reports that meet the requirements of the court and often acts as a scientist 'for the court', even though her initial instruction may have been on behalf of the Defence. It is this balance that has contributed to Lynne's reputation as a fair-handed and robust forensic advisor.


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