About Us

TransAtlantic International Deposition Services was established as a new firm by David Ross Elliott in 2013, after realising there was a gap in the market to meet with new technology demands in the legal industry and particularly with the production of depositions taken outside the USA.

We supply attorney’s and law firms throughout the United States with first class Realtime Reporting, Certified Legal Video and Multi-Lingual Interpreters for depositions and arbitrations. We are also contracted partners with some of the major US Court Reporting Firms to handle legal services outside the United States.

Unlike other agencies, our clients receive a more personable bespoke service to meet their needs. We have many years experience providing personnel for international litigation for Insurance claims, patent litigation, pharmaceutical and technology industries, as well as personal injury cases. We are experts in working on asbestos cases and other class action Mesothelioma lawsuits.

We also handle logistics, arranging locations and travel but more importantly, we liaise with local courts and counsel in events where depositions may need to be heard before local judges. We source local Notaries when ordered and have a database of interpreters in most languages on our books.

There are some countries that don’t allow depositions to take place, so we offer an advice service and arrange alternative solutions. We are experienced at working with embassies to arrange clearance and security for people and equipment attending legal proceedings.

We also arrange teleconference facilities, along with remote realtime login to the live transcript and video, so attorneys anywhere in the US or world can take part in depositions wherever in the world the proceedings are being conducted.

The fundamental reason behind TransAtlantic’s success and expertise with International deposition production is because we are already operating Internationally outside the United States. We are unique because we act in all aspects of the law with all States, in the Fedreral Courts but not limited to the Superior Courts as well.

We are trusted above any other agency here in Europe and the only official contractor to the USDOJ. We have produced and conducted depositions in almost every country in Europe as well as The Middle East, South Africa and parts of Asia.

Personable  >>  Professional  >>  Amenable  >>  Negotiable
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Director of Operations and Business Development

David Ross Elliott

David has been in the business of producing video for depositions all over the world since year 2000. He is a perfectionist and insists upon the highest of standards. As the director of the company he oversees almost every assignment if he is not attending personally on major.

He believes in finding the balance with technology and without hiding behind it. “It’s wonderful to grow your company while availing of the greatest technological advances within our industry, but if we do not continue to communicate with the client verbally, how are they to feel confident about our meeting their needs.”

David’s background combines both sides of the camera with 30 years in professional photography as well as presenting for television. He says, “Nothing comes before satisfying the client’s requirements”

Douglas Ballard

Business Development

Douglas Ballard

Douglas is the mastermind behind TransAtlantic’s significant growth. He has a wealth of experience on the board of major companies in the UK and abroad.  His role with us is to govern and mange our expansion as our clientele increases. He is an expert in corporate strategy to meet the need of our contracts.

A member of the Chartered Management Institute, Douglas has advised members of the global royal families, leading financiers and large-scale property developers on all areas of business, asset growth and people management.

Douglas’s expertise has been featured across the national press including The Times and BBC Radio while he holds a number of charitable roles for various organisations across the UK.

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Dublin Office

Leon Ross

Leon runs our Dublin Office. We have a lot of reporters available in Ireland, along with videographers while some of our business is focused there. Leon manages our corporate relations and partnerships for depositions, arbitrations and other legal services there. He also steps in to help with logistics when the London office has a heavy case load.

He is extremely personable and he and David believe very strongly in making sure the client has a ‘key man‘ available to talk to almost 24 hours a day. “Working internationally, this is vital to meet clients needs with all the work different times zones.” Leon’s experience lies in strategic business management and with a background in pharmacy and retail, he has successfully grown a chain of pharmacies prior to acquisition.

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Manager of Accounts

Jonathan Press

Master of numbers, Jonny has been the backbone behind TransAtlantic’s growth. When it comes to creative accounting to benefit the client he is instrumental. Jonny’s experience is priceless, with his background in producing and budgeting for Film and TV.

He has added such value to the business because of his unique skill, making quotes so attractive. Clients just keep coming back. He is a pleasure to deal with and will always find a way to offer clients more than they are asking for, making their jobs easier.

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Audio Video Technician

David Erdos

David is our right hand for video depositions. He is a highly experienced legal videographer, editor and audio visual technician capable of mastering any technical challenge your depositon may require.

He operates working all over the world with our high grade equipment, recording and streaming depositions live back to London as well as various locations in USA, from wherever he has flown into at the time.

Also a talented actor and prolific writer, he is a wonderful character to spend your day with. David’s professional experience dating back 25 years affords him the highest levels of communication, presentation and resourcefulness.

He has a knack for putting clients at ease with his professionalism in complex or sensitive situations. Time and time again his combination of efficiency and support with our court reporters brings everyone together as a team. This has been a key element for TAVDS to gain repeated contracts and to win a unique place within the field.

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PA to the Director

Elena Ford

Elena works as PA to the director managing various vital administrative tasks. She also handles scheduling and assists with travel arrangements, which is a full time job in itself.

She is super efficient and will always be there to solve any issues if David isn’t available. Elena’s role is very important to us all, particularly when we have a lot of cases running in different countries and time zones all at once. She sets up our conferences so attorney’s know how to login to participate in depositions virtually.

She even arranges to allow attorneys to be able to work off their own iPad at home, to conference in to watch and participate in a deposition in a remote location in Europe if necessary. Elena is meticulous when it comes to record keeping and is a real asset to our business.