Hencher Associates Limited
Hencher Associates Limited  

Expert Advice and Legal Support for Contractual Disputes

High Level Geotechnical Reviews and Forensic Studies

Specialist Technical Support for Difficult Projects

Engineering geological and geotechnical engineering expertise

Based in the UK but operating throughout the world, especially in east and south east Asia, Steve Hencher and his associates provide comprehensive engineering geological and geotechnical engineering services, especially for high level technical reviews, trouble-shooting and expert services for contractual disputes. The company has been operating since 2005, firstly based in Hong Kong, now in the UK. Associates who can be called upon to support projects include very senior and experienced geologists and environmental experts.



Steve Hencher has more than 40 years experience in geotechnical engineering including 10 years as a Head of Geotechnical Engineering of Halcrow China Ltd and 5 years working for the HK Govt. Large project experience ranges from design of underground stations for the High Speed Railway in South Korea, to site supervision of 20,000 driven piles at Drax Power Station in the UK. He has presented expert evidence in Public Inquiry, Criminal Courts and Arbitrations in the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Switzerland, France and Malaysia. HAL has recently provided high level technical reviews for Rio Tinto and technical support for Golder Associates and Mott Macdonald on geotechnical matters. 


Steve is Emeritus Professor of Engineering Geology at the University of Leeds, UK and an Honorary Professor at the University of Hong Kong. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Geologist and a Member of the Academy of Experts.

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