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

Materials Engineering team expands

18th Jul 2017

Hawkins is pleased to welcome Ms Melissa Gartside and Dr Paul Moody to our team of Materials Engineers.Melissa has almost 20 years’ experience in materials engineering. After graduating from the University of Birmingham, she joined Federal-Mogul ...

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Hawkins HFS attends Asian Claims Convention 2017

10th Jul 2017

Hawkins’ experts John Allum, Sophie Parsons and Richard Fletcher recently attended the Asian Claims Convention 2017 (ACC17) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The three day event, which was also sponsored by Hawkins HFS, was attended by over 120 attendees ...

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Further electrical training at Hawkins

4th Jul 2017

The third cohort of Hawkins investigators has successfully completed our practical electrical training course, which is accredited with the Chartered Society of Forensic Science.The course, part of a programme of advanced electrical training currently ...

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Hawkins supports inaugural Asia Power Forum in Singapore

26th Jun 2017

Hawkins is proud to have been a sponsor of the inaugural Asia Power Forum, which was held in Singapore in April 2017, and welcomed attendees from around the globe.The event, attended by Hawkins’ experts David Rose, Graham Cooper and Nick Ashby, provided ...

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Hawkins continues to support 3-time British Water Polo League winners

2nd Jun 2017

The Liverpool Lizards won the British Water Polo League for the third year in a row after beating rivals City of Manchester 5-3 in the final held at Gloucester on 19th March.To celebrate the win, the Hawkins sponsored team delivered a tongue-in-cheek ...

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