Celebrating 10 And 20 Years With Hawkins

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.

What is a Forensic Architect and Why Might I Need One?

The definition of a forensic architect can vary between cases, companies and jurisdictions, similar to the role of an architect. The role and service provided also depends on the construction stage that expertise is sought. However, the overarching role of a forensic architect is to provide an independent, unbiased, expert opinion on an alleged defect or non-compliance involving a property.

Jolyon Antill

Jolyon graduated from the University of Cambridge with a first class Master’s Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering before joining Arup’s design team in London for eight years. Jolyon was involved in a range of industrial and commercial projects including new builds, renovations, and structural surveys both overseas and in the UK. A year of site experience on both the £124 million M2 widening project, as well as the A256 online roundabout and access road project, contributed to his passing the Chartered Professional Review with the Institution of Civil Engineers.  Jolyon also spent two years on the multi-disciplinary design for Heathrow Terminal 5, located onsite with all major consultants and contractors in collocated teams. A further 17 years of working in regional civil and structural engineering consultancies has given Jolyon a broad experience in educational, residential, leisure and commercial projects. These range from domestic extensions to multi-storey concrete frame, multi-block residential developments, as well as major data centre and school developments across the South of England. Jolyon joined Hawkins in 2022 as Senior Associate based in our Reigate Office.