Power & Energy Failures in power generation equipment can lead to large re-instatement costs, but because the timescales for reinstatement can be large the business interruption costs can often be the greatest contributor to the total loss. Read More
Contamination & Pollution Most of our contamination losses are commercial, although on occasions we have been called in on large or particularly complex domestic losses. We are experienced in many types of contamination assessment. Read More
Shipping & Marine Shipping and marine incidents are among the most costly, both in terms of the damage to the vessel and cargo lost as well as the resulting loss in revenue. Read More

Leaders in Forensic Investigation

Hawkins has always been committed to providing high quality forensic investigation services to our clients.

About Us

Hawkins is a well established and well respected firm of forensic scientists that investigates the full range of losses including fires, explosions, accidents and engineering problems (see Services).

We are a growing company, currently with eight offices in key locations around the United Kingdom and offices in Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore, with an ever increasing number of experts covering many disciplines (see History).

We provide a wide range of forensic investigation services and can take an investigation from scene to court if required:

  • Full investigation and report
  • Litigation support
  • Giving evidence in court
  • Forensic Preview
  • Claims validation service
  • General advice

We always aim to tailor the investigation to your needs, so if you want a brief, preliminary investigation we can do that. In addition, you are always welcome to call one of our experts for an informal, confidential chat with no commitment. We will be happy to tell you what we can do to help.

We also handle many obscure investigations. If you think you might have the need for an investigator please contact us by telephone or email and we will do our best to help you.

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Latest News

Hawkins welcomes Sarah Hooton

10th Apr 2018

Hawkins is pleased to welcome Sarah Hooton to our team of Fire Engineers.Sarah graduated with a first class degree in Civil Engineering, specialising in Structural Engineering from the University of Adelaide in 2001. She has since developed a career ...

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The Training Season Starts

3rd Apr 2018

Hawkins subsidiary GATR carried out its first burns of the season last week, completing four fire scenes at our training facility at Wethersfield in Essex.GATR runs training courses for Fire Service and Police Fire Investigators and is the UK’s leading ...

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Hawkins welcomes Dr Christabel Fitzpatrick

16th Mar 2018

We are delighted to welcome Dr Christabel Fitzpatrick to our team of Materials Scientists.Christabel graduated from Imperial College London with a 1st Class degree in Aerospace Materials. She carried out a summer internship at Rolls-Royce where she worked ...

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Frozen pipes cause influx of Escape of Water Claims

12th Mar 2018

The recent cold snap with prolonged sub-zero temperatures causing burst pipes has brought Escape of Water Claims to the fore again. Hawkins’ Mechanical Engineers and Materials Scientists are experts at investigating why water pipes burst and collectively ...

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Hawkins present to DAC Beachcroft

2nd Mar 2018

Hawkins’ experts Russell Smith and Andy Bryce, both from our Bristol office, were recently invited to present to speak to a group of solicitors and legal executives at DAC Beachcroft.Presentations were given on white goods fires and lithium ion batteries. ...

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