BSc Hons Applied Chemistry, Thames Polytechnic
Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Sarah has over 25 years’ experience as a forensic fire investigator and has attended over a thousand scenes. Starting her career in the Metropolitan Police Forensic Science Laboratory in 1986, during which time she gained her degree and practical experience in several disciplines of forensic science, she then worked for the Forensic Science Service (FSS) in London. Sarah has experience in dealing with fire investigation cases of a complex, high profile and serious nature. She has undertaken a wide range of laboratory examinations on the various types of items recovered from fire scenes, such as the analysis of items recovered from fire scenes for ignitable liquids. Sarah has given evidence as an expert witness in Crown and Corner’s Courts on a large number of occasions, and has provided guidance to Counsel in preparation for cross-examination of the opposing expert.
Specialising in fire investigations in domestic, commercial and industrial premises, Sarah joined Hawkins in 2012 and is currently an Associate based in our London office.