GKA joins the Halliwell group of companies to expand service lines and support international growth

AUSTRALIA – JUNE 2023: GKA Investigations Group (GKA), the leading forensic fire and technical investigations firm, has rebranded as Halliwell in Australia and New Zealand. The firm has adopted the renowned loss consulting brand Halliwell as it joins its growing international network of specialist services. The move represents the expansion of the US-based Halliwell into Australia and New Zealand.

As Halliwell, the newly rebranded firm will continue to provide its market-leading fire forensics, factual investigations and forensic engineering services across Australia and New Zealand. Over 25 years the business has built a multi-faceted team of technical specialists working at the forefront of disciplines, including fire forensics, factual investigations, and forensic engineering. The team serves the insurance, legal and industrial sectors. Colin Taylor, CEO of GKA, will continue to lead the business as Managing Director of Halliwell overseeing the firm’s 20 specialists and business operations across five offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth, and one newly opened office in Wellington, New Zealand.

As an extension of Halliwell’s US operations, the rebranded firm will develop new offerings across engineering and construction services in Australia and internationally. Engineering services will offer engineering, architectural and construction consulting services dedicated to property damage investigations, failure analysis and repair/replacement solutions. Construction consulting offerings will focus on project management, quantity surveying, building surveying and reinstatement works services to insurance, government, and private clients. As part of the Halliwell group of companies, the move will also enable collaboration with UK & Ireland counterparts Halliwell Forensics, expanding Halliwell’s forensic fire and technical investigations services into an international offering.

Founded in 1954, Halliwell provides comprehensive loss consulting services across the globe. The firm offers engineering, forensic investigation and construction consulting to corporations, insurance companies, law firms and government agencies.

Colin Taylor, Managing Director of Halliwell, Australia & New Zealand, said: “This is a hugely exciting move for us and one that will bring better outcomes for our clients in Australia, New Zealand and across the globe. Joining the renowned Halliwell group of companies provides us with a platform to expand our offering in terms of service lines and international reach. Our team is at the forefront of fire forensics, factual investigations, and forensics engineering services, and we’re excited to further build on this as Halliwell.”