Areas of Work
Burgoynes conduct forensic scientific and engineering investigations of fires, explosions and other major accidents, and serve as expert witnesses. We are proud of our pre-eminence in these fields and are the largest organisation of its type in the United Kingdom. We also have offices in Singapore, Hong Kong and the USA. Our aim is to provide the best scientific advice in a commercial context. Our clients include all major UK and international insurers, marine Protection and Indemnity Clubs, loss adjusters, insurance brokers, solicitors, the Police, Government departments and industrial corporations.
Our team of over sixty scientists and engineers is drawn from a wide range of disciplines including:
The investigation of Fires and Explosions constitutes our largest area of work, followed by engineering investigations. However, several of our consultants provide advice on Hazardous Marine Cargoes and Chemical Releases. Others have expertise in solid phase explosives and pyrotechnics. We can investigate the cause of Micro-Organism Contamination, which can result in the breakdown or malfunction of equipment, spoilage of bulk products - such as foodstuffs or fuel oils - and the initiation of public health hazards such as Legionnaire’s disease.
Burgoynes is a name used by a number of separate legal entities.