Explosions and the role of Forensic Science in Insurance Claims, with Dr Anna Knight
At the end of this event, participants will understand:
•The role of a forensic scientist and when to appoint one.
•The need to preserve evidence and how that evidence can be used in repudiation or recovery actions.
•Some of the potential causes of explosions.
•The different types of explosions, and the damage that can be caused by them.
More about our speaker:
After obtaining a first class honours Batchelor of Science degree in Natural Science at Bath University, Anna completed a Master of Science degree in Forensic Engineering and Science at the Royal Military College of Science (Cranfield University). She went on to work for Lothian and Borders Police in the Chemistry department of their Forensic Science Laboratory before returning to the Royal Military College of Science to undertake a Doctorate.
Anna joined Hawkins in 2005, where she specialises as a fire and explosion investigator. She has investigated over six hundred incidents ranging in size and complexity. A number of the incidents had been major losses, where a number of parties are involved, including other insurance-appointed experts, the Police, the Fire Service and the Health & Safety Executive.
During her time at Hawkins she has experience of acting as an Expert Witness in litigation cases, having provided written and oral evidence in mediations, conferences with Counsel, Joint Experts' Meetings and in Court. She is currently a Principal Associate based in Hawkins' Reigate office.
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1 hour's CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.
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