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 an office in Dubai 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


19th Sep 2016

Hawkins is delighted to announce the opening of its Hong Kong Office as a result of the acquisition of HFS-Asia. HFS-Asia has an established market in the Far East, with expertise and a wealth of experience of cases involving materials, shipping, ...

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Hawkins Civil Engineering team expands

16th Sep 2016

Our Civil Engineering department expands as we welcome three new experts; Paul Hughes, Bernard Travers, and Jon Watkins.Paul Hughes joins our London office. Paul left Newcastle University in 2007 with a Masters Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering. ...

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Hawkins Wins RoSPA Award

18th Aug 2016

Hawkins & Associates achieved the Silver Award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).The RoSPA Awards is celebrating 60 years of presenting highly-regarded and sought after accolades to businesses ...

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Three Peaks Challenge

2nd Aug 2016

Hawkins was proud to sponsor the daughter of one of our colleagues who recently took on the challenge of completing the “Yorkshire Three Peaks” in order to raise funds for Action Against Hunger.Said Eve Horsfall, “I recently completed a hike which ...

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Treasure Hunters

14th Jun 2016

The evening of 9 June 2016 saw a crack team of Hawkins personnel from our Reigate and Bristol offices, plus our LV companion Di from Leeds, compete in the ‘LV Suppliers Team Treasure Hunt’ on the seafront in Bournemouth in the pursuit of raising some ...

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