Richard Hope

Prior to starting work as an independent Fire Investigator,Richard was a Fire Officer with London Fire Brigade attached to the North West Area Fire Investigation Unit based at Acton. He spent 26 years in the fire service with the last ten being dedicated solely to investigation work.


Since leaving in 1992 he has worked as an independent Fire Investigator carrying out detailed investigations for the insurance industry. He regularly undertakes investigations into electrical fires for Western Power Distribution and Farm fires for NFU. In total Richard has been investigating fires for the last 40 years.  

Tel: 01326241744

Mobile: 07775910509

Fax: 01326241744

Our Charges

To enable our clients to be aware of their expenditure and assist them in deciding if their losses are worth pursuing, we are happy to negotiate either a fixed fee or an hourly rate, whichever suits. 


1. Small to Medium Fires

Most investigations can be completed within 10 hours and would include a site visit, some research, photographs and a comprehensive report.


2. Larger more Protracted Investigations

For larger incidents that may reuire a lengthy investigation or more than one investigator, a contract can be provided and agreed. This may include any overnight hotel expenses and flight costs if required. These can be negotiated and agreed at the time the instructions are given and will require a deposit.


Our fees are not subject to VAT 


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