Shamansouri & Ors v Pistolas & Advantage Insurance Company Ltd
Two day fraud trial in which HHJ Collender QC found that the Claimants perpetrated a fraud by staging or contriving a collision at a junction. The key issue was whether the vehicle damage proved that the Claimants’ vehicle was stationary on impact, which would have been wholly incompatible with their account. Both engineering experts gave oral evidence at trial, with the Judge preferring the Second Defendant’s evidence. The claims were dismissed with indemnity costs awarded.