Academic and Professional Qualifications:

BSc Chemistry & Biochemistry – University of East Anglia
MSc Analytical Chemistry – Kingston Polytechnic
MRSC Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry


Before joining Burgoynes, Keith spent 16 years with the Government Forensic Science Service working on criminal casework for the police and Crown Prosecution Service. He joined Burgoynes in 1997 and became a Partner in 2003.

Keith has investigated more than 1700 incidents in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia and, as a consequence, he has given evidence in criminal and civil courts. His investigations have included fires, explosions, and other combustion incidents, such as carbon monoxide poisonings. He has particular interests in fires involving oil-firing equipment, equipment heating combustible liquids, and extraction duct systems, as well as those in thatched buildings and vehicles. He has also carried out investigations of fires in container vessels, bulk and general cargo, passenger ferries, Ro-Ro ships, car carriers and yachts. He has also given advice and supervised the extinguishing of fires in cargo vessels.