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Forensic Experts

Hawkins is a well-established and respected firm specialising in forensic investigation and root cause analysis for the insurance, legal and risk management professions.

We are a growing company, currently with eight offices in key locations around the United Kingdom and offices in Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore, with an ever increasing number of experts covering many disciplines. 

The Built Environment

Hawkins can provide forensic engineering, forensic architecture and expert witness services for incidents relating to all aspects of the built environment during its design, construction, operation and demolition.

Our 20+ team of built environment experts includes a core group of civil and structural engineers together with experts in architecture, geotechnical engineering, flooding & hydrology, fire engineering, and acoustics.

Road Traffic Collisions & Vehicle Fires

Hawkins has the largest group of Road Traffic Collision investigators in the UK, including some forensic engineers with over 30 years’ experience.  We provide forensic engineering, scene and vehicle examination services to identify the causes of a collision or thermal event.

Our investigators can carry out a desktop analysis, as well as a full reconstruction, enabling an accurate assessment of liability.


Hawkins provide forensic engineering, investigation and expert witness services for incidents relating to all aspects of the shipping and marine industries.

We have established a highly qualified team of scientists and engineers who can provide assistance with marine incidents ranging from fire and explosion investigations, cargo problems and advice on dangerous goods, through to materials failure analysis and corrosion on board.

Personal Injury

At Hawkins, we have the experience and expertise to consider and analyse each of the factors that contribute to a personal injury incident. Our services include pre-loss risk management to identify potential risks, forensic investigation following an incident, through to post-loss advice to reduce the risk of recurrence and improve processes.

Power & Energy

Hawkins offers a breadth of knowledge and experience to investigate a major or complex failure, looking at a wide range of factors from component design through to metallurgical analysis and to system operation and human factors.

Our team has experience of forensically investigating losses worldwide on a wide range of power generation equipment from traditional thermal and nuclear power plants through to wind, hydro and solar generation as well as emerging technologies such as battery and flywheel installations.

Flooding & Hydrology

Our expert hydrologists, hydraulic modellers and civil engineers have years of experience identifying the cause(s) of complex flooding incidents.

We can investigate and identify causes of flooding from rivers, sea, surface water, groundwater and artificial sources, such as surcharging of urban drainage systems, foul sewers, water main bursts, and reservoir failures.

Plant Pathology

At Hawkins plant pathology encompasses agricultural, horticultural, forestry, marine and contamination claims. Our experts are experienced in investigating the causes of plant diseases, crop failures and spoilage of fresh produce and agricultural cargoes.

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