About Hawkins

Hawkins was established in Cambridge in 1980 and specialises in forensic root cause analysis, expert witness services and engineering consultancy to the insurance, legal, risk management and commercial sectors.

With a recognised and growing global presence, Hawkins provides worldwide coverage from offices in Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as eight offices in key locations across the UK.

Our Approach

Hawkins is approachable, responsive and provides independent reporting you can rely upon.
Our team of expert forensic scientists and consulting engineers can advise, investigate, and assist at any stage of an incident, as well as provide ongoing support and guidance.

Our team

We have over 100 experts with impressive academic credentials, diverse backgrounds and practical industrial experience.

Our experts have been specially selected and trained for their academic excellence, innovative methods, and enquiring minds. Learn more about our forensic scientists and engineering consultants, by visiting our expert pages.

OUR COMMITMENTS

Hawkins is solely employee-owned, allowing us to deliver exceptional customer service and technical expertise to all our clients.  We provide:

Why Hawkins?

Hawkins is an industry leader with proven expertise and practical experience, married with a real awareness of our clients’ needs.  

Rapid Response

  • 24/7 availability
  • Early site visit
  • Prompt reporting

Quality Service

  • A specialist team of forensic engineers and scientists
  • Proven expertise and practical experience together with a rigorous peer review system

Breadth & Depth

  • Over 100 impartial experts across an international network of offices
  • Over 50 different areas of specialism

Commercial Awareness

  • A range of services to suit your needs
  • Combining successful outcomes with cost sensitivity

“Clients come back to Hawkins because of our honesty and integrity.  Our subject matter experts have sound technical knowledge and expertise, married with a real commercial awareness of what our clients need.  Hawkins provides a rapid response, giving timely, accurate advice and communication of the evidence in a way our clients can act upon.”

Dr Andrew Prickett, Managing Director, Hawkins

Testimonials

“Thank you for your superb effort in this case.”

Rhys Phillips

Keoghs

“Many thanks for turning out today at such short notice and providing the benefit of your expertise and knowledge. It was evident the Client was extremely relieved that this matter was being investigated expeditiously.”

Chaz Winterton

Crawford & Company

“I just wanted to say thank you for all your help and the information you found was of real insight. Thank you again for all your help.”

Stewart Hargreaves

William Strikes Ltd

“I just wanted to say thank you for all of your hard work preparing the Hawkins report. Please pass on my thanks to the rest of the team. We really appreciate the hours you have all put in and I know the client is pleased with your work.”

Philippa Jones

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Charity

Hawkins has a dedicated charity committee that works with our employees to identify opportunities to support organisations and community projects close to our hearts.

Every year many Hawkins employees run, cycle, swim, walk, bake and do many other charitable endeavours to support good causes. Please see our latest news stories for regular updates. Hawkins chosen charity for this year is the Anna Freud National Centre for children and families.

Accreditations and Awards

Our ISO 9001 certification covers UK, Dubai & Singapore operations.  You can view our certification here.

Memberships and Organisations We Sponsor

Interested in working at Hawkins?

We are always on the lookout for talented individuals. Please contact us on the careers page if you would like more information.

Latest news

We are delighted to welcome Captain Stewart Horan, who will be joining our Marine team in our Singapore Office. With a background as a port captain and a maritime lawyer, Stewart provides the team with additional capabilities in investigating both onshore and offshore incidents.
We would like to commend Nick Ashby, Paul Willis and Nick Wright on 10 years of investigations with Hawkins, as well as thank Iain Woodward for 20 years, during which he was instrumental in establishing our Leeds Office.
This winter, Hawkins would like to share some of our forensic investigators’ experiences with what truly defines and characterises a frozen pipe incident. In various cases Hawkins has seen, there are key steps that can be taken to help prevent a pipe from freezing.