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Environmental and Forensic Investigation Services

EFI Global is a full-service environmental, engineering, forensic investigations and speciality consulting service.

Our services

Our experts are specialists in environmental services, forensic engineering and fire and explosion investigations, as well as construction consulting and project management – delivering a range of professional and highly technical consultancy services.

Environmental adjusting and consulting services

Our environmental services team have dedicated experts and specialist environmental consultants.

Our environmental services team have dedicated experts and specialist environmental consultants. They’re qualified and experienced in handling all types and sizes of environmental claims, wherever they occur. Issues include:

• Contamination of land, water, air and building structures
• Damage to protected biodiversity and habitat
• Environmental liabilities associated with land purchase and facility acquisitions

Our environmental experts have the expertise and knowledge to provide you with:

• Environmental site assessments
• Spill response management
• Indoor air quality assessment
• Pollution clean-up and validation monitoring
• Brownfield land investigation, remediation and validation
• Regulatory liaison and environmental compliance advice
• Third party scope review and data verification
• Geotechnical engineering analysis
• Expert witness services

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Environmental adjusting and consulting services

Our environmental services team have dedicated experts and specialist environmental consultants. They’re qualified and experienced in handling all types and sizes of environmental claims, wherever they occur. Issues include:

• Contamination of land, water, air and building structures
• Damage to protected biodiversity and habitat
• Environmental liabilities associated with land purchase and facility acquisitions

Our environmental experts have the expertise and knowledge to provide you with:

• Environmental site assessments
• Spill response management
• Indoor air quality assessment
• Pollution clean-up and validation monitoring
• Brownfield land investigation, remediation and validation
• Regulatory liaison and environmental compliance advice
• Third party scope review and data verification
• Geotechnical engineering analysis
• Expert witness services

Forensic construction and engineering consultancy

Our professionally qualified experts offer a single source for all your engineering needs.

Our professionally qualified experts offer a single source for all your engineering needs. From simple evaluations to investigations for High Court and arbitrations, we deliver a rapid response, in-depth analysis, and timely reporting for each project.

• Civil, geotechnical, and structural engineering
• Mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering
• Telecommunications
• Construction management
• Large-scale transportation construction projects
• Renewable energy construction projects (on shore and offshore)
• Ports and terminals construction including dredging operations
• Ground investigations, earthworks, and contaminated soil remediation
• Building regulations and British Standard compliance
• Quantity surveying/validation

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Forensic construction and engineering consultancy

Our professionally qualified experts offer a single source for all your engineering needs. From simple evaluations to investigations for High Court and arbitrations, we deliver a rapid response, in-depth analysis, and timely reporting for each project.

• Civil, geotechnical, and structural engineering
• Mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering
• Telecommunications
• Construction management
• Large-scale transportation construction projects
• Renewable energy construction projects (on shore and offshore)
• Ports and terminals construction including dredging operations
• Ground investigations, earthworks, and contaminated soil remediation
• Building regulations and British Standard compliance
• Quantity surveying/validation

Forensic fire and explosion investigations

Our fire and explosion team handle all types and sizes of claims, wherever they occur.

Our fire and explosion team handle all types and sizes of claims, wherever they occur. They’re able to provide independent advice on the origin and cause of a fire or explosion and are able to investigate losses or claims in support of subrogation or repudiation. Areas we provide support include:

• Electrical installations (domestic and commercial)
• Deliberate ignition
• Private/domestic dwellings
• Wind turbines/solar installations
• Industrial and commercial premises
• Hotels, public houses and restaurants
• Farms and farmland
• Vehicles
• Shipping/marine

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Forensic fire and explosion investigations

Our fire and explosion team handle all types and sizes of claims, wherever they occur. They’re able to provide independent advice on the origin and cause of a fire or explosion and are able to investigate losses or claims in support of subrogation or repudiation. Areas we provide support include:

• Electrical installations (domestic and commercial)
• Deliberate ignition
• Private/domestic dwellings
• Wind turbines/solar installations
• Industrial and commercial premises
• Hotels, public houses and restaurants
• Farms and farmland
• Vehicles
• Shipping/marine

Specialty consulting

As a business, we specialise in managing every aspect of any type of loss and widescale catastrophic event.

As a business, we specialise in managing every aspect of any type of loss and widescale catastrophic event. When we need highly specialised technical support, our experts may also partner with other organisations, collaborating with people who are skilled and accomplished in their specific field. We provide support in:

• Oil and water egress analysis
• Product failure and analysis
• Buildings services and/or structural analysis
• Project cargo, port, and terminal casualties
• Laboratory experimentation & engineering analysis for various construction materials
• Asbestos and lead surveys
• Carbon deposit analysis/swab testing
• Telecommunications
• Personal injury
• Working at height
• Industrial control systems

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Specialty consulting

As a business, we specialise in managing every aspect of any type of loss and widescale catastrophic event. When we need highly specialised technical support, our experts may also partner with other organisations, collaborating with people who are skilled and accomplished in their specific field. We provide support in:

• Oil and water egress analysis
• Product failure and analysis
• Buildings services and/or structural analysis
• Project cargo, port, and terminal casualties
• Laboratory experimentation & engineering analysis for various construction materials
• Asbestos and lead surveys
• Carbon deposit analysis/swab testing
• Telecommunications
• Personal injury
• Working at height
• Industrial control systems

Our Experts

Our expert insights help empower your business decisions.

Sarah Civil

Corporate Risks and Specialist Practice Groups Director

Sarah is the Director of Corporate Risks, Specialist Practice Groups and responsible for the launch of EFI Global in the UK.

Sarah is an experienced major loss adjuster with over 30 years’ experience in global major loss strategy and has managed teams in marine, power and energy, construction, engineering, international casualty, aviation, environmental and property major loss. Her experience includes overseeing and problem solving market issues on large claims and project managing international adjusting responses to catastrophe events.

Sarah lead an international adjusting response to catastrophe events in Thailand, Japan and New Zealand and can also provide her expertise on best practice reviews, audit and review, and troubleshooting significant losses.

M +44 7834 325161
E sarah.civil@uk.sedgwick.com

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Sarah Civil

Sarah is the Director of Corporate Risks, Specialist Practice Groups and responsible for the launch of EFI Global in the UK.

Sarah is an experienced major loss adjuster with over 30 years’ experience in global major loss strategy and has managed teams in marine, power and energy, construction, engineering, international casualty, aviation, environmental and property major loss. Her experience includes overseeing and problem solving market issues on large claims and project managing international adjusting responses to catastrophe events.

Sarah lead an international adjusting response to catastrophe events in Thailand, Japan and New Zealand and can also provide her expertise on best practice reviews, audit and review, and troubleshooting significant losses.

M +44 7834 325161
E sarah.civil@uk.sedgwick.com

Aime Harrison

Head of Forensic Investigations UK

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As a Chartered Civil Engineer, Aime is specialised in providing forensic engineering services to insurance companies, lawyers, P&I Clubs, port owners and operators, ship owners, and other members of the energy, mining and construction and engineering communities.

Aime is a published author on the subject of shear strength of soils and provides technical advice to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for the drafting of international shipping regulations. She regularly provides expert witness forensic advice for construction, shipping, offshore energy, and various geotechnical engineering claims.

M +44 7834 325187
E aime.harrison@uk.sedgwick.com

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Aime Harrison

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As a Chartered Civil Engineer, Aime is specialised in providing forensic engineering services to insurance companies, lawyers, P&I Clubs, port owners and operators, ship owners, and other members of the energy, mining and construction and engineering communities.

Aime is a published author on the subject of shear strength of soils and provides technical advice to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for the drafting of international shipping regulations. She regularly provides expert witness forensic advice for construction, shipping, offshore energy, and various geotechnical engineering claims.

M +44 7834 325187
E aime.harrison@uk.sedgwick.com

David Waller

Global Environmental Specialist Practice Group Leader

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David has 34 years experience as an adjuster and for the last 16 years has handled almost exclusively environmental claims.

These include incidents in the UK and overseas, ranging from domestic fuel oil spills to major pipe line losses in Italy and Egypt, pollution following a major fire in Panama, as well as acting as an expert witness in Court for insurers and at mediation for major brokers and for a well known environmental regulator.

M +44 7557 089990
E david.waller@uk.sedgwick.com

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David Waller

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David has 34 years experience as an adjuster and for the last 16 years has handled almost exclusively environmental claims.

These include incidents in the UK and overseas, ranging from domestic fuel oil spills to major pipe line losses in Italy and Egypt, pollution following a major fire in Panama, as well as acting as an expert witness in Court for insurers and at mediation for major brokers and for a well known environmental regulator.

M +44 7557 089990
E david.waller@uk.sedgwick.com

Graham Hawkins

Head of Environmental Adjusting UK

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Graham has worked in the environmental claims sector for the last 10 years years. He is the Head of Environmental Solutionsfor the UK and deals almost exclusively withpollution and contamination claims under Material Damage, General Liability and bespoke Environmental Liability policies for contractors, property owners and hauliers.

Graham is involved with the co-ordination of claims for London Market Environmental Insurers across Europe, North America and Australia.

M +44 7920 871042
E graham.hawkins@uk.sedgwick.com

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Graham Hawkins

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Graham has worked in the environmental claims sector for the last 10 years years. He is the Head of Environmental Solutionsfor the UK and deals almost exclusively withpollution and contamination claims under Material Damage, General Liability and bespoke Environmental Liability policies for contractors, property owners and hauliers.

Graham is involved with the co-ordination of claims for London Market Environmental Insurers across Europe, North America and Australia.

M +44 7920 871042
E graham.hawkins@uk.sedgwick.com

John Colquhoun

Senior Forensic Investigator

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John has over 6 years experience of forensic investigation in a wide range of cases throughout the UK and abroad. John can assist with the investigation and analysis of fires and explosions, electrical and electronic engineering failures, and personal injuries.

John has also over 13 years of experience in the telecommunications industry in engineering, commercial and operational management roles.

T: +44 7554 436354
E: john.colquhoun@uk.sedgwick.com

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John Colquhoun

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John has over 6 years experience of forensic investigation in a wide range of cases throughout the UK and abroad. John can assist with the investigation and analysis of fires and explosions, electrical and electronic engineering failures, and personal injuries.

John has also over 13 years of experience in the telecommunications industry in engineering, commercial and operational management roles.

T: +44 7554 436354
E: john.colquhoun@uk.sedgwick.com

Mark Ross

Senior Forensic Investigator

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Mark is a Senior Forensic Investigator with an MSc in Fire Investigation, specialising in fire and explosions, shipping and marine fires, personal injury, electrical failures and fire related crime and fraud investigations.

Before joining the private sector, Mark was a fire officer in the London Fire Brigade for 28 years, of which he spent the last 20 years as a specialist forensic fire and explosion investigator.

Prior to joining EFI Global, Mark worked for a marine consultancy, specialising in the investigation of fires within the marine environment.

T: +44 7557 849937
E: mark.ross@uk.sedgwick.com

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Mark Ross

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Mark is a Senior Forensic Investigator with an MSc in Fire Investigation, specialising in fire and explosions, shipping and marine fires, personal injury, electrical failures and fire related crime and fraud investigations.

Before joining the private sector, Mark was a fire officer in the London Fire Brigade for 28 years, of which he spent the last 20 years as a specialist forensic fire and explosion investigator.

Prior to joining EFI Global, Mark worked for a marine consultancy, specialising in the investigation of fires within the marine environment.

T: +44 7557 849937
E: mark.ross@uk.sedgwick.com

Andy Kyle

Head of Environmental Consultancy UK

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Andy is an environmental scientist who worked for the Environment Agency in water resource protection for 5 years then for 15 years for one of the biggest spill response and environmental specialists in the UK, latterly as the Operations Director, UK and Ireland.

He has personally controlled or managed many thousands of remediation projects in the UK and globally from high net worth domestic oil spills, to commercial spills incidents involving multi-million £ liabilities and several expert witness cases in Court.

M +44 7500 031509
E andrew.kyle@uk.sedgwick.com

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Andy Kyle

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Andy is an environmental scientist who worked for the Environment Agency in water resource protection for 5 years then for 15 years for one of the biggest spill response and environmental specialists in the UK, latterly as the Operations Director, UK and Ireland.

He has personally controlled or managed many thousands of remediation projects in the UK and globally from high net worth domestic oil spills, to commercial spills incidents involving multi-million £ liabilities and several expert witness cases in Court.

M +44 7500 031509
E andrew.kyle@uk.sedgwick.com

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Our locations

We have local offices strategically located throughout the territory, offering a full national coverage.

Aberdeen ( UK )

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Office address:

Aberdeen EFI Global

226 Hardgate, Aberdeen

United Kingdom

AB10 6AA

Telephone:

44 1224 580 588

Fax:

44 1224 581 144

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Belfast ( UK )

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Belfast EFI Global

MacNeice House

75 Malone Road

Belfast

BT9 6SH

Telephone:

44 28 9038 4800

Fax:

44 28 9038 4801

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Birmingham ( UK )

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Birmingham EFI Global

1st floor

3160 Park Square, Birmingham Business Park

Solihull, Birmingham, United Kingdom

B37 7YN

Telephone:

44 121 233 6700

Fax:

44 121 233 6701

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Cardiff ( UK )

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Cardiff EFI Global

Oakleigh House

14-16 Park Place

Cardiff, United Kingdom

CF10 3DQ

Telephone:

44 29 2038 6600

Fax:

44 29 2037 2270

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Glasgow ( UK )

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Glasgow EFI Global

225 Bath Street

Glasgow, United Kingdom

G2 4GZ

Telephone:

44 141 240 2500

Fax:

44 141 847 0480

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Ipswich ( UK )

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Ipswich EFI Global

14 Museum Street

Ipswich, United Kingdom

IP1 1HT

Telephone:

44 1473 408800

Fax:

44 1473 231277

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Leeds ( UK )

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Leeds EFI Global

2 The Boulevard

City West One Office Park

Gelderd Road Leeds, United Kingdom

LS12 6NY

Telephone:

44 1924 428600

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London ( UK )

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Head office London

60 Fenchurch Street, London

United Kingdom

EC3M 4AD

Telephone:

44 207 530 0600

Fax:

44 207 530 0606

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Maidstone ( UK )

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Maidstone EFI Global

4 North Court

South Park Business Village

Maidstone

ME15 6JZ

Telephone:

44 161 237 7800

Fax:

44 161 236 3827

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Manchester ( UK )

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Manchester EFI Global

Lowry House

17 Marble Street

Manchester, United Kingdom

M2 3AW

Telephone:

44 161 237 7800

Fax:

44 161 236 3827

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Newcastle ( UK )

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Newcastle-upon-Tyne EFI Global

7th Floor

Cale Cross House, 156 Pilgrim Street

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

NE1 6SU

Telephone:

44 191 269 0900

Fax:

44 191 269 0990

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Plymouth ( UK )

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Plymouth EFI Global

Suite 2, Ground Floor, Block A

Langage Office Campus, Ashleigh Way

Plymouth, United Kingdom

PL7 5JX

Telephone:

44 1752 334860

Fax:

44 1752 231036

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Reading ( UK )

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Reading EFI Global

Apex Plaza

Forbury Road

Reading, United Kingdom

RG1 1AX

Telephone:

44 118 960 7100

Fax:

44 118 950 5424

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Redhill ( UK )

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Redhill Cunningham Lindsey

Aquila House

London Road

Redhill

RH1 1NJ

Telephone:

44 1737 784600

Fax:

44 1737 789545

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Solent ( UK )

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Solent EFI Global

Solent House

1460 Solent Business Park

Whiteley, Fareham, United Kingdom

PO15 7AF

Telephone:

44 1489 567600

Fax:

44 1489 565820

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