International Expert Forensic Clinics

Technical problem? Need advice on a case? Have questions about our work?

Free 20 minute consultations with one of the following experts are available during the week of 10th-15th October.



Austen Smith has experience in Europe, Middle East, the CIS and Australia on large infrastructure projects such as Heathrow Airport, London Bridge Station and Midfield Terminal at Abu Dhabi Airport. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Chartered Construction Manager.

Book Austen if your case involves:

  • Professional negligence of an Architect
  • Building defects, especially pertaining to airports
  • Arbitration



David Rose has 20 years experience investigating the cause of fires and explosions. He also has extensive experience involving the handling of fuels, lubricants and hydraulic fluids. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and has continued his professional development whilst at Hawkins including attending Haz Mat and IMDG courses.

Book David if you have a case that involves:

  • A fire or explosion
  • Product liability
  • Contamination
  • Marine cargo
  • Dangerous goods


Shimin Yang’s background is in the design and construction of large-scale civil projects, including subsea segmental tunnels, deep shafts and foundations, including diaphragm walls for metro stations and cut & cover tunnels. He is a Professional Engineer (Singapore).

Book Shimin if your case involves:

  • Professional negligence of a civil engineer
  • Large infrastructure projects
  • Geotechnical engineering including foundations and tunnels




Yang Dang has worked on the Marina Bay Sands, Fusionopolis and the Capital projects, Singapore, as well as large infrastructure projects in Dubai and UAE. His experience includes detailed connection design, deep basements and post-tensioned structures. He is a Professional Engineer (Singapore).

Book Yang if your case involves:

  • Professional negligence of a structural engineer
  • Large infrastructure projects
  • Structural engineering




Nico Zurcher is based in Hong Kong and handles cases across Asia. He has a background in biology and environmental management and has been an investigator and consulting scientist for over 10 years.

Book a lot with Nico if you are interested in discussing:

  • The cause of a fire
  • Contamination of equipment, premises and products
  • Storage of and damage to agricultural and food commodities
  • Pollution and other environmental questions
  • Hawkins’ other engineering and scientific services in Asia
  • How a forensic investigation could be beneficial to you

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