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 contributes to TATA-AIG Commercial Line Claims Workshop in Mumbai

20th Feb 2018

Chris Wareham of our Dubai office contributed to a recent two-day Commercial Lines Claims Workshop in Mumbai, run by Taposh Nandi and Parvathi Singh for the TATA-AIG General Insurance claims' teams in India. A wide range of topics were discussed ...

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Hawkins entertains guests at the Dubai International Financial Centre

16th Feb 2018

Despite the hectic pre-Christmas social schedule, many Hawkins clients took time out on Tuesday 5 December to attend our networking function in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).Andy Bryce, one of our materials’ engineers, gave a presentation ...

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Hawkins Singapore celebrates first anniversary

12th Feb 2018

Approximately 50 guests joined us at The Singapore Cricket Club to help us celebrate our first year in the region. The atmosphere was informal, and attendees were able to chat with our experts whilst enjoying drinks, canapes and a buffet meal.David Rose, ...

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Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3), Hong Kong

29th Jan 2018

Our team in Hong Kong worked with the Polytechnic University of Hung Hom to provide a CPD event for the Institute of Minerals & Mining (IOM3). Dr Sophie Parsons and Dr Chun Chan delivered a 60 minute presentation on “Accident Investigation - ...

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Singapore visits Asia Capital Reinsurance

19th Jan 2018

David Rose of our Singapore office gave a presentation to John Kenny and his claims handling team at Asia Capital Re’s offices on the investigation of Petroleum Installation and Gas Turbine losses.  The presentation discussed the typical causes ...

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