Job Title : Senior Associate
Services : Crime investigation, Engineering, Fire & explosion, Marine fires, Fraud investigation, Personal injury, Power & Energy, Shipping & marine, IMSBC Cargo,
Location : Reigate
Email : email@example.com
Telephone: +44 1737 763 957
GIFireE Graduate member of the Institution of Fire Engineers
FSSocDIP Forensic Science Society (postgraduate) Diploma in Fire Investigation
IAAI-CFI Certified Fire Investigator - International Association of Arson Investigators
PhD Centre for Forensic Science (Dept of Pure & Applied Chemistry) - University of Strathclyde
City & Guilds 2391-10 Inspection, testing and certification of electrical installations
City & Guilds 2360 Electrical Installation parts 1, 2 (1989-1991) & part C (1996)
Nick joined Hawkins in June 2012 after a 27 year career with the London Fire Brigade. During the last 16 years of his fire service career he was a full-time Fire Investigation Officer.
In 2009 he was awarded a PhD with the University of Strathclyde for his research into the interaction of fire and electrical circuits and the metallic damage to electrical conductors located within fire scenes titled “Developing a reliable systematic analysis for arc fault mapping”.
He has undertaken a number of electrical examinations within the UK. This has included multi-agency teams investigating several firefighter fatality incidents and the investigation into the cause of the Cutty Sark fire in Greenwich. He has given evidence as an expert witness in Coroners’ and Crown courts on many occasions.
He has delivered electrical training to Fire Brigades, Police Forces and Forensic Laboratories throughout the UK and oversees.
Nick specialises in the investigation of fires in domestic, commercial and industrial premises, as well as electrical failures.
Nick is a Senior Associate based in our Reigate office.