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Counter Fraud

Our barristers take a pragmatic view and understand the commercial realities of defending fraudulent claims.

We work as a team with our professional clients in identifying and repudiating fraudulent claims. The strength in depth of our counter fraud team allows us to deal with all cases where fraud is suspected, ranging from low value exaggeration claims to appearing in the Supreme Court for the insurers in Zurich Insurance Company v Hayward.

We are a panel provider of barristers’ services for many major UK insurance companies and the Motor Insurers’ Bureau and have acted over many years for insurers in claims involving suspected exaggeration or fraud, both in regard to injury and alleged financial losses. We are able to assist with all stages of the repudiation process from early advice and pleading to, in keeping with many insurers’ zero tolerance approach, committal proceedings.

We work with our insurer clients on all aspects of suspected fraudulent motor claims, including contrived accidents, fraud rings and organised crime, credit hire and storage claims, phantom passengers, staged and semi-staged accidents, fictitious accidents, switched drivers and low velocity impact claims.

Our leading and junior barristers are noted for their defence work in employers’ and public liability claims, including high value malingering claims, illness deception behaviour, chronic pain and fibromyalgia.

Our commercial dispute resolution team frequently assists with disputes turning on the effects of exaggeration in claims made under insurance policies and complex litigation concerning fraudulent dealings and insurance agents. We have experience of large cases concerning asset tracing and civil recovery, freezing orders and related injunctions, conspiracy, receivership and insolvency, employee fraud, securing computer records, data protection, forgery and theft.

We have undertaken various property-related cases including exaggerated policy claims, arson and staged burglaries.

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