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 respected firm specialising in forensic investigation and root cause analysis for the insurance, legal and risk management professions.

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. Our forensic scientists and engineers investigate a wide range of losses including fires, explosions, accidents and engineering problems. Visit our Services page for more information on the disciplines we cover.

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
  • Forensic 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.

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

Marine Forensic Science aboard HMS Belfast

9th Jul 2018

On Thursday 24th of May 2018, Hawkins joined with Captain John L David from Marine Professionals to host a networking event for our clients. Approximately 70 guests attended the event, where they were able to enjoy the sunset on the River Thames in the ...

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Hawkins attends the Asian Claims Convention 2018

27th Jun 2018

On Thursday 12 and Friday 13 April 2018 Dr David Rose, Dr John Allum and Dr Sophie Parsons attended the two-day Australasian Institute of Chartered Loss Adjusters’ (AICLA) Asian Claims Convention in Nusa Dua, Bali. The schedule included presentations ...

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Hawkins welcomes Sarah Hooton

10th Apr 2018

Hawkins is pleased to welcome Sarah Hooton to our team of Fire Engineers.Sarah graduated with a first class degree in Civil Engineering, specialising in Structural Engineering from the University of Adelaide in 2001. She has since developed a career ...

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The Training Season Starts

3rd Apr 2018

Hawkins subsidiary GATR carried out its first burns of the season last week, completing four fire scenes at our training facility at Wethersfield in Essex.GATR runs training courses for Fire Service and Police Fire Investigators and is the UK’s leading ...

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Hawkins welcomes Dr Christabel Fitzpatrick

16th Mar 2018

We are delighted to welcome Dr Christabel Fitzpatrick to our team of Materials Scientists.Christabel graduated from Imperial College London with a 1st Class degree in Aerospace Materials. She carried out a summer internship at Rolls-Royce where she worked ...

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