Dr Richard Fletcher

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Job Title : Principal Associate
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Location : Cambridge
Email : richard.fletcher@hawkins.biz
Telephone: Office: +44 1223 420 400 Mobile: +447733 326753


BSc Eng (Hons)   Electrical Engineering Imperial College London

PhD   Power Electronics Imperial College London

CEng FIET   Chartered Electrical Engineer

Richard started his career in academia working first as a Research Assistant and then as a Lecturer in the field of electrical machines and power electronic drives at Imperial College London.

After ten years at Imperial College, Richard moved to Brush Traction in 1990 as Principal Engineer to carry out research and development on Railway Propulsion Equipment. In 1992 Richard moved to Hawkins.

Richard became a Director of Hawkins in 2004 and Managing Director in 2006. After a very successful tenure as Managing Director he stepped down from the Board in 2013, to return to full time forensic investigation.

Since joining Hawkins, Richard has carried out over 1500 forensic investigations both in the United Kingdom and overseas. Richard specialises in root cause failure investigation of electrical and electronic equipment, ranging from consumer electronics and white goods to renewable energy systems, large generators and transformers. Richard has investigated a wide range of fires in domestic settings, large commercial and industrial buildings, as well as onboard aircraft and ships. Richard has assisted a number of corporate clients with product liability issues and investigated numerous personal injuries involving electric shock, electrocution and electrical burns.

Richard is experienced in the legal process and has given evidence in the capacity of an expert witness in Magistrates, County and Crown Courts on many occasions. He has wide experience of advising solicitors and Counsel on technical issues.

He is currently a Principal Associate in our Cambridge office.

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