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 expands its team of experts

6th Nov 2017

Over the summer we welcomed seven experts into our growing team. Of the recent expansion, Managing Director Andrew Moncrieff said, “We have just completed our most ambitious ever round of recruitment and now have the resources we need to continue ...

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Hawkins wear it pink for Breast Cancer Now

3rd Nov 2017

Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink day is one of the biggest fundraising events in the UK. Taking place on Friday 20 October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, thousands of people wear pink in support of the UK's largest breast cancer charity, Breast ...

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Birmingham hosts Go-Karting Event

26th Oct 2017

Our team in Birmingham recently hosted a go-karting and networking event for clients to meet our experts.A “Le Mans” style endurance race began with four teams taking part over 90 minutes. The electric go-karts last around 7 minutes before the need ...

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Our team in Leeds has moved to a new office.

23rd Oct 2017

Our team in Leeds has moved to a new office. The new premises has better lab, office and meeting room facilities, meaning our experts will be better equipped to handle your instructions.As of Monday 23rd October 2017, our new address will be:Hawkins & ...

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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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