Our history

From humble beginnings in the 1980s, Hawkins has evolved and grown into the leading company for forensic root cause analysis, expert witness services and engineering consultancy to global insurance, legal and commercial sectors.

We are incredibly proud of both our heritage and our dedication to the same core principles, on which we were founded over 40 years ago.  This sets our standard as we continue to expand our range of services and expertise to our clients.


R B Hawkins & Associates Limited founded in Cambridge


Manchester Office Opens


Bristol Office Opens


Hawkins becomes employee owned and the London office opens


Birmingham Office Opens


Leeds Office Opens


Reigate Office Opens


Glasgow Office Opens


Dubai office opens


Hawkins acquires HFS Asia and the Hong Kong and Singapore offices open

Latest News

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.

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