Fraud has become a more common place in recent years and litigation in this area is increasing. Recent “crash for cash” documentaries only highlight the problems faced by Insurers.
Given the current economic climate, it appears likely that practitioners specialising in such work will become more in demand.
We recognise the need which Insurers have for barristers with knowledge of such claims and have set up a dedicated team of barristers who can offer Insurers the service they require. Our civil fraud team receives a significant number of instructions per week, and are able to provide quick turnaround times where required.
Members deal with cases from a pre issue stage through to trial. Our team deals with:
Members understand the heavy evidential burden upon Insurers in all cases and are able to advise Insurers on the necessary steps to succeed at trial.
Members are also fully aware of the financial implications of a fraudulent claim, and of the difficult balance to be struck between proving fraud and recovering the costs expended in doing so.
Many current fraud ring trials are currently taking place in Northern Courts and members are always prepared to travel.
Our team is also approved to act on behalf of several major Insurers.
Exemplary damages are a narrow exception to the rule that damages are compensatory, not punitive. This case is a paradigm example of when they are appropriate.