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Dr Tom Peat Presents at Marine Insurance Asia

News image showing Tom Peat recently presented at Marine Insurance Asia.

Tom’s presentation Lithium-Ion Battery Fires: A Forensic Insight took attendees on a whistle-stop journey through the smouldering world of lithium-ion battery fires as seen through the eyes of an investigator.

Jason Atkinson

Headshot of investigator Jason Atkinson

Jason, an Intel scholar, graduated from University College Dublin in 2018 top of his class with a 1st Class Honours Masters of Material Science and Engineering.

Hawkins Belfast Drinks Reception

The Merchant Hotel, Belfast

Hawkins would like to invite clients and colleagues to our Summer Reception in Belfast. We will be hosting a panel presentations followed by a networking reception with drinks, canapes and exhibits.

Fire Safety Pitfalls Arising From Modern Methods of Construction

large modern building under construction

Fire Engineer, Tom Dale, summarises the advantages of modern methods of building construction, but also some of the fire safety issues associated with them such as, poor final onsite installation, usage of combustible materials and plasterboard reliability.

Beware the Repair

Picture of unused white appliances

Second-hand domestic appliances can appeal to the budget-conscious, environmentally-minded, or bargain lovers alike. Facebook Marketplace, Gumtree and eBay, all offer inexpensive used appliances; however, these appliances come with no guarantees and no certainty over the provenance of the appliance.

Hawkins Spring Drinks Reception

The Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester

Hawkins would like to invite clients and colleagues to our Spring Reception in Manchester. We will be hosting several short CPD presentations followed by a networking reception with drinks and canapes.

Nico Zurcher

Investigator Nico Zurcher

Prior to becoming an investigator, Nico worked in a international environmental consultancy where he was involved in a number of major government marine projects in Hong Kong, as well as oil and gas, and mining projects around Asia. In 2011 he joined HFS-Asia in Hong Kong, where he worked as a fire investigator and consulting scientist. In 2015, Nico moved to London where he joined Hawkins to bolster our growing International and Shipping Incidents team. He continued investigating a broad range of land-based and marine incidents, both in the UK and internationally. He was also a member of our contamination team, taking on cases in the UK and Europe. Hawkins acquired HFS-Asia in 2016 and in 2020 Nico returned to Hong Kong to head the office he helped to build several years earlier. Nico has investigated several fires in large industrial plants, as well as in commercial and residential premises. On the marine side, he has investigated major fires on container and general cargo vessels. He has worked on numerous cases of bulk cargo spoilage, involving grains, oil seeds and seedcake. Nico has also worked on cases involving the carriage and storage of mixed chemical cargoes, and the contamination of […]

Lithium-ion Batteries

Burnt Out Lithium-ion Batteries

Hawkins’ forensic expert and Singapore Regional Director, Dr David Rose will be presenting an online educational seminar discussing risks associated with Lithium-ion batteries from a forensic investigation perspective, including a number of case studies.