Meet Our Insurance & Litigation Team

Our insurance team comprises experts with many years’ experience in providing impartial expert witness and root cause analysis services for all aspects of coatings failure.

Our professional approach and detailed understanding of the coatings insurance sector have earned us a worldwide reputation for delivering conclusive reports to be used in coatings litigation.

Carl Barnes

GM Marine Consulting / Senior Consultant

David C Dobson

Head of Professional Technical and Engineering Services / Senior Consultant

Andy Hopkinson

Managing Director

Dr Neil Nicolson, Market Sector Manager: Yacht (Yacht Team, Insurance Team)

Dr Neil Nicolson

Head of Yacht / Senior Consultant

Michael Aamodt Consultant

Michael Aamodt


Charles Atkinson, Consultant (Yacht Team, Insurance Team)

Charles Atkinson

Senior Consultant

Jon Bayley

Jon Bayley


Stuart Downie, Consultant

Stuart Downie


Doug Gilbert, Associate Consultant (Marine Team, Protective Team, Insurance Team)

Doug Gilbert


Alan Guy, Director of Technology (Coatings Technology Team, Marine Team, Protective Team, Yacht Team, Insurance Team)

Alan Guy

Director of Technology / Senior Consultant

Keith W Hutchinson

Keith W Hutchinson

Senior Consultant

Dr Raouf Kattan, Principal Consultant

Dr Raouf Kattan

Principal Consultant

Sandy Kirkwood, Business Development Director (Coatings Technology Team, Marine Team, Protective Team, Yacht Team, Insurance Team)

Sandy Kirkwood

Business Development Director / Senior Consultant

Ralitsa Mihaylova, Post Doctoral Intern (Marine Team)

Dr Ralitsa Mihaylova

Head of Special Projects / Consultant

Krassi Nikolov

Krassi Nikolov

GM Technical Services

Martin Porsbjerg

Martin Porsbjerg

Head of Marine

Bruno Ravel, Consultant (Coatings Technology Team, Insurance Team)

Bruno Ravel

Head of Chemical and Disruptive Technologies / Senior Consultant

Dr Clare Till, Consultant (Protective Team, Insurance Team)

Dr Clare Till

Senior Consultant

Alan Walker, Market Sector Manager: Marine (Marine Team, Insurance Team)

Alan Walker

Business Development Director / Senior Consultant

Talk to one of our coatings insurance and litigation experts today on +44 1670 519 900 or email the insurance and litigation team at