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

LV Treasure Hunts

23rd Aug 2017

Earlier in the summer, Hawkins attended the fifth season of LV treasure hunts, this year taking place in both London and Bournemouth. The events saw teams from various suppliers join up with colleagues in LV to be the first to complete a list of challenges.The ...

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AIRMIC 2017

7th Aug 2017

Hawkins recently attended this year’s Airmic (Association of Insurers and Risk Managers in Industry and Commerce) annual conference. The conference, which took place at the ICC in Birmingham in June, was well-attended by insurance and risk management ...

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Hawkins welcomes new mechanical engineer

1st Aug 2017

We are pleased to announce that Mr Richard Baker has joined our growing team of mechanical engineers.Richard graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2010 with a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering. During his time at university Richard spent ...

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Hawkins attends APIL

24th Jul 2017

Hawkins exhibited at the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers’ (APIL) annual conference earlier this year. The conference was held at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, and was attended by over 150 delegates, including claimant lawyers. Graeme Drysdale ...

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Materials Engineering team expands

18th Jul 2017

Hawkins is pleased to welcome Ms Melissa Gartside and Dr Paul Moody to our team of Materials Engineers.Melissa has almost 20 years’ experience in materials engineering. After graduating from the University of Birmingham, she joined Federal-Mogul ...

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