Dr Chris Wareham
Dr Chris Wareham

Principal Associate
Middle East Director


Tel: + 971 4 3721260
Fax: + 971 4 3721101

Academic & Professional Qualifications

Geology - Leicester University

Geochemistry - Aberdeen University


After Chris obtained his geology degree he completed a doctoral research project on the isotope and trace element chemistries of an active hydrothermal system and associated precious and base metal mineralization in the spectacular Rocky Mountains. Following a brief spell at the British Geological Survey's isotope laboratories in the relatively hospitable Nottinghamshire countryside he headed for the mountains again, this time to those of Antarctica.

Chris continued his isotope and trace element research with the British Antarctic Survey and published many scientific papers before he left the world of academia in 1998 and joined Hawkins at our Cambridge office. He has since investigated over 1000 fires, explosions and associated failures, ranging from relatively small commercial and domestic incidents to complex major losses including those affecting production facilities (e.g. factories/bakeries), warehouse complexes (including multi- modal distribution centres), airports (including fires that have destroyed office/hangar complexes and both commercial and military aircraft), fires in multi-tenanted shopping complexes (in Europe and the Middle East) and marine/cargo losses. One of his particular areas of expertise is the investigation of fires in vehicles and plant/machinery and he is often instructed to investigate these incidents directly by the manufacturer.

Chris has extensive experience in the litigation process, has prepared many reports for use in legal proceedings and has presented expert evidence in Court on a number of occasions.

Chris is a Principal Associate and is the Middle East Director based in our Dubai office.
Dubai Office
Dr Chris Wareham
Mr Nick Coogan

The Dubai office will be supported by the following team of experts:

Mr Andy Bryce Mr David Reid Rowland Dr David Rose Mr Nick Ashby
Office Address:

9th Floor, Office 909
H Dubai Office Tower,
One Sheikh Zayed Road,
PO Box 333690,
United Arab Emirates
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