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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

Hawkins were delighted to host clients and colleagues at our recent drinks and networking evening which took place at Lennan’s Yard in Dublin. The event was held to mark the launch of Hawkins’ new Dublin office and provided an opportunity for new and existing clients to meet the Hawkins Dublin team.
Aviva clients visited Hawkins Glasgow for a 'Forensic Fun Day.' Hawkins investigators, Jon Watkins, Christabel Evans and Tom Peat presented on construction incidents, plumbing failures, and water leak investigations. The fun day included a hands-on plumbing exercise, and a pipework assembly challenge.
Materials Expert Sophie Parsons recently presented at ICIC 2024, she discussed how social media posts related to cargo claims can be eye-catching, but also contentious at times. Questioning whether forensic experts should rise to these posts and engage in discussions or not.

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