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Matthew Hinckley

 Senior Principal Consultant

Senior Principal Consultant in London, UK

Director in charge of Insurance Services Division providing engineering, quantum and other specialist advisory services to the Insurance Industry. Over 25 years experience in the design, management and construction of heavy civil and structural engineering projects in the United Kingdom and Overseas and provision of Insurance Advisory Services to Loss Adjusters, Solicitors, Insurers and Re-Insurers. Since 1999, Matthew has worked exclusively on insurance losses, initially as Principal Civil / Structural Engineer and latterly as Engineering Manager on a variety of major UK and International losses. Has been involved in the management and co-ordination of multi-disciplinary teams providing a wide range of engineering, geotechnical and quantum and costing advice in relation to Property Damage. Provided the detailed civil and structural engineering input on many of these Losses and also the production of notional reinstatement timelines and critical path programmes for losses involving Business Interruption. Work has included carrying out post-Loss damage surveys; co-ordinating the engineering and costing team’s responses; leading engineering input to quantity surveyors for the provision of quantum and cost assessments; reviewing the Insured’s proposed reinstatement budgets, purchase orders, tenders and reinstatement programmes; production of notional reinstatement works programmes as comparison to the Insured’s own programmes; assisting when required with specific input on Contents and Business Interruption matters; detailed review of documentation provided by the Insured and close liaison with their advisors; and supporting Insurers and Loss Adjusters at meeting with the Insured and Insurers / Re-Insurers. Prior to this was involved in the detailed design and construction supervision of a variety of reinforced concrete and structural steelwork structures mainly relating to power stations (thermal, combined cycle and nuclear) and desalination plants, but also including a variety of commercial and retail developments. Involved in all stages of projects from conceptual designs, option studies, outline design, production of tender documentation, detailed design, supervision of production of construction drawings and on-site supervision of construction works. Major explosion at an adjacent fireworks and munitions factory causing significant damage to a 28 Te charge 2-chamber aluminium smelter and associated burner, charging, casting and emissions bag house facilities. Countries Worked in: Belgium, Chile, Cyprus, Denmark, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Morocco, The Netherlands, Peoples Republic of China, Portugal, Poland, Qatar, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Venezuela.


Design and construction supervision
Design, management and construction of heavy civil and structural engineering projects
post-Loss damage surveys
Quantum and Costing Advice
Engineering Design & Product Liability


  • BSc (Hons)
    Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Civil Engineering, University of Surrey
    Associate Member, Institution of Civil Engineers
Matthew Hinckley


London Office
2 Castle Yard
Richmond, Surrey
United Kingdom