Mrs Nicola Fallowfield-Smith

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Job Title : Senior Associate
Services : Engineering, Fire & Explosion, Crime investigation, Fraud investigation, Personal injury, Escapes of Water, Gas & Fluid,
Location : Reigate
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Telephone: +44 1737 763 957


MEng (Hons)   Mechanical Engineering 1st Class - University of Reading, 2008

CEng   Chartered Engineer

MIMechE   Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Nicola graduated with a 1st Class Honours Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Reading. As part of her degree she completed a research project studying the mechanical properties and fracture mechanisms of knitted materials and structures. Nicola also carried out an industrial placement with Sonardyne Ltd and successfully helped to develop high grade pizeo-composite transducers for use in a number of deep sea sensor products.

After graduating, Nicola worked in the Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) industry, specifically in the oil and gas sector, for Fluor and then KBR. She specialised as a mechanical and materials engineer, specifying equipment and materials for large scale oil and gas processing plants around the world.

Nicola is currently a Senior Associate based in our Reigate office. Since joining Hawkins in 2010 she has specialised in investigations into escapes of water and oil, engineering failures and fires. She has led investigations of a domestic, industrial and commercial nature which have ranged from small losses through to multimillion pound claims.

Nicola is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. She is experienced in the legal process and the preparation of CPR Part 35 compliant reports.

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