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Dr Sophie Parsons Presents at ICIC 2024

Marine
Materials Expert and Chartered Engineer, Dr Sophie Parsons, presented at this year’s ICIC – International Cargo Insurance Conference

Hawkins was delighted to sponsor and present at this year’s ICIC – International Cargo Insurance Conference. Materials Expert and Chartered Engineer, Dr Sophie Parsons, presented ‘Like, Re-post, or Comment…How about just being a voyeur?’. Sophie discussed how social media posts related to cargo claims and uploaded to platforms such as LinkedIn, can be eye-catching and interesting, but also contentious at times. She questioned whether forensic experts should rise to these posts and engage in discussions, or simply stand back as a bystander.

Sophie explained the intricacies of managing live cargo cases and the impact that social media can have on the progress of a case, all within the remit of the expert’s Code of Conduct and duty to the Court. She provided an overview of the expert Code of Conduct and how this needs to be applied on social media, with examples of content and how it reflects on forensic experts.

Sophie was joined at the conference by our Birmingham Regional Manager, Dr Jake Irwin, who was available to respond to questions from delegates, at the Hawkins stand.

Birmingham Regional Manager, Dr Jake Irwin, at this year’s ICIC – International Cargo Insurance Conference on our marketing stand

Dr Sophie Parsons is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. She received her BEng and PhD from Queen Mary College, University of London in Materials Science & Engineering. She specialises in materials failure analysis and corrosion incidents, in both marine and land-based sectors. Sophie is highly experienced in conducting investigations involving the failure of marine coatings, the liquefaction of Group A cargoes and their associated laboratory testing, as well as incidents involving cargo and hull damage.

If you would like Sophie, or another of our Marine experts to present to your organisation, please get in touch.

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