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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@cl-uk.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@cl-uk.com

Aime Harrison

Head of Forensic Investigations UK

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@cl-uk.com

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Aime Harrison

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@cl-uk.com

David Waller

Global Environmental Specialist Practice Group Leader

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@cl-uk.com

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David Waller

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@cl-uk.com

Graham Hawkins

Head of Environmental Adjusting UK

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@cl-uk.com

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Graham Hawkins

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@cl-uk.com

John Colquhoun

Forensic Investigator

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@cl-uk.com

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John Colquhoun

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@cl-uk.com

Mark Ross

Senior Forensic Investigator

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@cl-uk.com

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Mark Ross

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@cl-uk.com

Andy Kyle

Head of Environmental Consultancy UK

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@cl-uk.com

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Andy Kyle

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@cl-uk.com

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 Cunningham Lindsey

226 Hardgate, Aberdeen

United Kingdom

AB10 6AA

Telephone:

44 1224 580 588

Fax:

44 1224 581 144

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Belfast

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Belfast Gloucester Street

3rd Floor Suite, City Exchange

11-13 Gloucester Street

Belfast

BT1 4LS

Telephone:

028 9032 2180

Fax:

028 9032 9175

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Belfast Cunningham Lindsey

MacNeice House

75 Malone Road

Belfast

BT9 6SH

Telephone:

44 28 9038 4800

Fax:

44 28 9038 4801

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Birmingham

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Birmingham Private Clients

8 Kings Court

30 The Green

Kings Norton, Birmingham

B38 8SD

Telephone:

0121 459 3348

Fax:

0121 459 3173

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Birmingham

1 Cornwall Street

Birmingham

B3 2DX

Telephone:

0121 200 8680

Fax:

0121 200 8699

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Birmingham Cunningham Lindsey

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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Bristol ( UK )

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Bristol Apex Court

Second Floor

Unit 1 Apex Court

Woodlands, Bradley Stoke, Bristol

BS32 4JT

Telephone:

01454 279750

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Cardiff ( UK )

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Cardiff Cunningham Lindsey

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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Chelmsford ( UK )

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Chelmsford

Suite 1, Moulsham Cour

v39 Moulsham Street

Chelmsford

CM2 0HY

Telephone:

01245 208180

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Glasgow

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Glasgow 2 Buchanan Gate

2 Buchanan Gate

Cumbernauld Road

Stepps, Glasgow

G33 6FB

Telephone:

0141 779 5230

Fax:

0141 779 5238

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Glasgow Cunningham Lindsey

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 Cunningham Lindsey

14 Museum Street

Ipswich, United Kingdom

IP1 1HT

Telephone:

44 1473 408800

Fax:

44 1473 231277

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Leeds

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Leeds TPA

Rawdon Court

20 Leeds Road

Rawdon, Leeds

LS19 6AX

Telephone:

0113 3879000

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Leeds private clients

The Boulevard

2 City West One Office Park

Gelderd Road, Leeds

LS12 6NY

Telephone:

0113 260 7878

Fax:

0113 264 3113

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Leeds

Ground Floor

Equinox 3, Audby Lane

Wetherby

LS22 7RD

Telephone:

01937 846 270

Fax:

01937 846 279

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Leeds Cunningham Lindsey

2 The Boulevard

City West One Office Park

Gelderd Road Leeds, United Kingdom

LS12 6NY

Telephone:

44 1924 428600

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London

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London

1 Alie Street, London

E1 8DE

Telephone:

020 7709 4040

Fax:

020 7709 4020

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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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Lutterworth ( UK )

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Lutterworth

11 St John’s Business Park

Lutterworth

Leicestershire

LE17 4HB

Telephone:

01455 558132

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Maidstone ( UK )

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Maidstone Cunningham Lindsey

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

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Manchester

Kingsley Hall

20 Bailey Lane

Manchester

M90 4AN

Telephone:

0161 905 8510

Fax:

0161 905 8529

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Manchester Cunningham Lindsey

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 Cunningham Lindsey

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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Nottingham ( UK )

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Nottingham

Suite 30-33

Pure Offices, Sherwood Business Park

Lake View Drive, Nottingham

NG15 0DT

Telephone:

0115 684 8623

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Plymouth ( UK )

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Plymouth Cunningham Lindsey

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 Cunningham Lindsey

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 Cunningham Lindsey

Solent House

1460 Solent Business Park

Whiteley, Fareham, United Kingdom

PO15 7AF

Telephone:

44 1489 567600

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44 1489 565820

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Uxbridge ( UK )

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Uxbridge

13 Moorcroft

Harlington Road, Hillingdon

Uxbridge, Middlesex

UB8 3HD

Telephone:

01895 520101

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Cunningham Lindsey Launches EFI Global UK

03rd Apr 2018

3rd April2018 – Cunningham Lindsey, the leading global claims management and loss adjusting company, has launched their EFI Global – Environmental, Engineering, and Fire services consultancy service in the UK. As a standalone consultancy, EFI Global offers an independent and full-service environmental, engineering, fire investigation and failure analysis to public and private sectors clients in the UK insurance market.

For over 40 years EFI Global has operated in the US as an industry leader offering the widest range of environmental, engineering, fire investigation, failure analysis, accident reconstruction and laboratory testing services available in one company to the public and private sectors worldwide.

Sarah Civil, Corporate Risks and Specialist Practice Groups Director of Cunningham Lindsey, said: “EFI Global will be able to offer the technical expertise, latest technology and excellent service that we are well known for to maximise value to current and potential clients. These services will highlight our technical excellence and provide a new platform, which will help us to grow our business.”

Complementing Cunningham Lindsey’s service offering, EFI Global will deliver bespoke services to meet the demands of clients in the UK market and combine the national resources with local expertise to mitigate loss, reduce costs and respond quickly.

The EFI Global services will operate out of all Cunningham Lindsey offices in the UK, led by the environmental solutions and building consultancy experts and specialists, and supported by the company’s 1,600 staff.

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Sedgwick strengthens EFI Global business in UK with key appointments

26th Jul 2018

LONDON, 26thJuly 2018Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, is pleased to announce several key leadership appointments in its engineering, fire investigation, environmental health and safety and specialty services consulting division, EFI Global.

Aime Harrison has been appointed head of forensic investigations in the UK and will be responsible for enhancing the delivery of EFI Global’s services to UK clients, as well as supporting business development. Harrison is renowned as a geotechnical engineer and expert witness with more than 18 years of experience. She is a chartered engineer of the Institution of Civil Engineers (CEng, MICE) with a doctorate in geotechnical engineering and a Master of Business Administration from Warwick Business School.

Additionally, John Colquhoun and Mark Ian Ross will take up roles as UK forensic investigators at EFI Global. Colquhoun is an electrical engineer with specialist expertise in the investigation and analysis of fires and explosions, engineering failures and personal injuries. Ross is a fire and explosion investigator with expertise in determining the origin and cause of fires and explosions, examining physical evidence, and providing expert opinions.

“We look forward to driving Sedgwick’s growth in the UK market with these appointments,” said Sarah Civil, Sedgwick corporate risks and specialist practice groups director in London. “The team will play significant roles in maximising value for our existing and potential new clients by delivering high quality services and using their technical expertise to mitigate losses, reduce costs, and respond quickly.”

EFI Global is a well-established and respected multi-national brand as a market leader in environmental consulting, engineering failure analysis and origin-and-cause investigations.Complementing the global services of Sedgwick, the team will deliver expertise and services to meet the demands of clients in the UK market. It will operate across Sedgwick’s offices in the UK, led by the environmental solutions and building consultancy experts and specialists and supported by the company’s 1,600 colleagues.

For over 40 years, EFI Global has operated as a leading U.S. consultancy, offering the public and private sectors worldwide the widest range of environmental, engineering, fire investigation, failure analysis, accident reconstruction and laboratory testing services available from one provider.

“Our team’s technical expertise, combined with the latest technology and outstanding service for which EFI Global is well-known, will highlight our technical excellence and provide a new platform that will help us to grow our UK business,” Civil said.

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Cunningham Lindsey Launches EFI Global UK

03rd Apr 2018

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Sarah Civil


Corporate Risks and Specialist Practice Groups Director

Cunningham Lindsey has launched EFI Global – Environmental, Engineering, and Fire Services consultancy service in the UK. As a standalone consultancy, EFI Global offers an independent and full-service environmental, engineering, fire investigation and failure analysis to public and private sectors clients in the UK insurance market.

For over 40 years EFI Global has operated in the US as an industry leader offering the widest range of environmental, engineering, fire investigation, failure analysis, accident reconstruction and laboratory testing services available in one company to the public and private sectors worldwide.

Sarah Civil, Corporate Risks and Specialist Practice Groups Director of Cunningham Lindsey, said: “EFI Global will be able to offer the technical expertise, latest technology and excellent service that we are well known for to maximise value to current and potential clients. These services will highlight our technical excellence and provide a new platform, which will help us to grow our business.”

Complementing Cunningham Lindsey’s service offering, EFI Global will deliver bespoke services to meet the demands of clients in the UK market and combine the national resources with local expertise to mitigate loss, reduce costs and respond quickly.

The EFI Global services will operate out of all Cunningham Lindsey offices in the UK, led by the environmental solutions and building consultancy experts and specialists, and supported by the company’s 1,600 staff.

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