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

Hong Kong Annual Maritime Charity Dinner

9th Dec 2016

Staff from our Hong Kong office attended the Hong Kong Annual Maritime Charity Dinner on the evening of 17 November 2016, where members of Hong Kong's Maritime Industry gathered to support and raise money for The Mission to Seafarers, a charity that offers ...

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Manchester Office Moves

7th Dec 2016

Colleagues at our Manchester office are busy unpacking boxes and making themselves feel at home in their new office premises in Cheadle. The new premises has better lab, office and meeting room facilities, meaning our experts will be better equipped ...

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​Electrical Training at Hawkins

2nd Dec 2016

Eight Fire Investigators at Hawkins recently completed some practical electrical training. The course was completed at our Reigate office where the fire investigators constructed three complete electrical installations.This was the second time that we’ve ...

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Hawkins Singapore Launch Success

29th Nov 2016

The launch of Hawkins’ Singapore office was a resounding success with over 30 people attending our opening party in Singapore last week.The event, which was held at Eden Hall on Thursday 24th November, was jointly hosted by Hawkins and the British Chamber ...

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Hawkins helps to Make a Champ

22nd Nov 2016

Hawkins recently helped a young athlete take strides toward becoming an Olympian in the Tokyo 2020 games.Conor Loftus was selected as a training partner for the Team GB boxing team in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. After competing in a number of international ...

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