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

Belfast Seminar Success

28th Mar 2017

Hawkins, in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters (CILA) in Northern Ireland, recently hosted a seminar for claims handlers and loss adjusters. The CPD event, attended by around 40 individuals, was delivered by John Holland, Regional ...

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Hawkins engineer wins Institution of Civil Engineers competition

15th Feb 2017

Bernard Travers, part of the civil engineering team at Hawkins, won the Institution of Civil Engineers’ (ICE) London Pitch180 Competition by using confectionary to show how cracks develop in buildings. The competition, held on Monday 30th January, ...

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Hawkins’ smooth transition to ISO 9001:2015

18th Jan 2017

In September 2016 Hawkins successfully completed its Quality Management System (QMS) Certificate transition from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015. Our certification for the new standard shows our commitment to the service we offer our clients. We aim to ...

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Mould Remediation Training for Hawkins' Investigators

9th Jan 2017

Eight investigators from our Civil Engineering, Contamination and Materials teams recently completed the “Professional Mould Remediation: Assessment & Remediation for Technicians (City & Guilds Accreditation)” course at our Reigate office. ...

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Hawkins Santa Run

23rd Dec 2016

Seven colleagues swapped their business suits and overalls for Santa suits to raise funds for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). The team from our Cambridge office took part in the inaugural Cambridge Science Park Santa run, raising over ...

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