About Us

Our History

Halliwell Forensics is built on the rich heritage of Zetetech Forensics, which was founded by our current Managing Director, Lee Masson, in 2009 providing the same levels of specialist expertise and service as Halliwell Forensics does today.

In September 2023, the team from Geoffrey Hunt & Partners LLP (GHP) joined Halliwell Forensics bringing a breadth of experience in causation determination with particular deep expertise in mechanical, electrical and materials forensic engineering. Founded in the 1960s, GHP built a reputation as one of the UK’s leading forensic investigation firms, and continue to offer full-service engineering and scientific investigations for insurance and legal clients at Halliwell Forensics.

Tailored services

Time is of the essence in the forensic investigation of fires and explosions, floods, mechanical failures and the escape of gas, fluids and chemicals. Halliwell Forensics provides timely and comprehensive investigative solutions that include:

  • Examination of the scene.
  • Evidence recovery and documentation.
  • In-depth incident reporting.
  • Court evidence (if required).
  • Expert witness evidence (if required).
  • Second opinions on historical incidents.
  • Inspections and analysis of mechanical and/or product failures.

Every incident is unique, so our forensic engineers will conduct the investigation to your requirements and timescales in the most cost-effective way. As a forensics consulting company, we work with, and on behalf of:

  • Loss adjusters and assessors.
  • Insurance companies.
  • Protection and indemnity (P&I) clubs.
  • Solicitors.
  • Corporate clients.
  • Private individuals.

Our forensic engineers offer their skills and expertise to review and comment on existing or historical cases, using a rigorous, scientific approach to bring a fresh perspective. Our services cover the forensic investigation and analysis of:

  • Fires and explosions.
  • Marine fires and explosions.
  • Mechanical and system failures.
  • Product and public liability incidents.
  • Floods and the escape of water, chemicals, fluids and gas.
  • Electrical and electronic engineering.