Edward specialises in personal injury and employment, and has substantial experience of related fields including clinical negligence, inquests and criminal injuries compensation claims. He is particularly experienced in motor and other insurance fraud cases, and has specialist knowledge of all aspects of this area of litigation, including exaggerated claims, deliberately-induced collisions, and fraud rings, as well as linked issues including committal and costs.


LL.B (Hons) Nottingham
Inns of Court School of Law

Professional Memberships

Personal Injuries Bar Association
Middle Temple



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Undertakes Public Access work

Nawaz v Belmehdi

Edward Hutchin, instructed by Andrew Auchterlounie of Keoghs, represented the successful Defendant and his insurers in this significant fraud case.

The Claimant claimed damages including a credit hire claim of over £86,000, following a road traffic collision alleged to have occurred when the Defendant reversed into the Claimant’s motorcycle. The claim was defended on the basis that it was fraudulent, the impact being the Claimant’s fault for driving into the Defendant’s stationary vehicle, and that the Claimant’s evidence about the accident and his losses could not be believed.

After a trial in Wandsworth County Court, involving oral evidence from the parties, and expert forensic engineering evidence, the claims were dismissed. The Judge held that the claim was fraudulent, the Claimant’s evidence having included a high degree of inconsistency and embellishment. She also found that the Claimant misled the court about his financial position, which underpinned his hire claim, and that his evidence about his other losses was unbelievable, so that the entire claim was fundamentally dishonest.

The claims were therefore dismissed, and an enforceable costs order made in favour of the Defendant. The Judge also provided for the Defendant to make an application for non-party costs against the hire company.

Askarnia & Khorzanian v Field & Groarke

Edward Hutchin, instructed by Hannah Lowe of Keoghs, represented the successful First Defendant and her insurers in this major fraud case. Two related Claimants claimed damages for following a road traffic collision involving a multi-car shunt.

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Shajahan & Others v Addr & Churchill

Edward Hutchin, instructed  by Eli Wieder of Keoghs, represented the successful Defendant insurer in this case in which 2 Claimants were claiming damages following an alleged road traffic accident in Birmingham. The Defendant driver did not cooperate with his insurers, but the claim was defended on the basis that the Claimants’ evidence about the accident could not be believed, and that they were part of a fraudulent scheme to make false compensation claims. After a 4 day trial the judge dismissed the claims, finding that they were fraudulent. The Claimants were ordered to pay the Defendant insurer’s costs of defending their claims on an indemnity basis.

Peart v Carphone Warehouse UKEAT/0457/13/BA

Edward Hutchin, instructed by Carphone Warehouse, represented the successful Respondent in this case in which the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld an appeal against the decision of the ET.

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Martin v Carphone Warehouse UKEAT/0371/12/JOJ

Edward Hutchin, instructed by Carphone Warehouse, represented the successful Respondent in this case in which the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld an appeal against the decision of the ET. The EAT considered the concept of disability discrimination and its relation to failures to pay wages, as well as ancillary claims of constructive dismissal and breach of contract.

Armsden v Kent Police [2009] EWCA Civ 631

Edward, instructed by Ian Walker of BLM, represented the successful Police Force in this case in which the Court of Appeal upheld an appeal against the decision of the trial judge. The case involved consideration of the factors affecting liability of police emergency drivers involved in a fatal accident claim.

TGC Fraud Update February 2016

3rd February 2016

Facing up to the challenge of fraud rings.
Please see link below for the second edition of TGC Fraud Update, a publication which was set up with the stated aim of facilitating the sharing of information about decided claims involving issues of road traffic fraud and related matters. Thank you also for all of the kind words and helpful feedback received about the inaugural edition.


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Javed & Bhatti v Aviva

6th April 2018

Edward Hutchin, instructed by Kirsty Taylor of Keoghs solicitors, represented the successful Defendant insurers in this fraud case. The Claimants claimed damages for personal injuries and losses allegedly sustained when the Defendant’s insured collided with the rear of the vehicle in which they were travelling as it left a roundabout.

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False claims dismissed

19th October 2017

Dishonest claim by mother and children rejected. Edward Hutchin, instructed by Ryan Sweetnam of Keoghs solicitors, represented the successful Defendant and his insurers in this fraud case.

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Fraud claims dismissed

27th September 2017

Dishonest claim for £86,000 rejected. Edward Hutchin, instructed by Andrew Auchterlounie of Keoghs, represented the successful Defendant and his insurers in this significant fraud case.

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Fraud claim dismissed

13th October 2016

Fundamentally dishonest Claimants lose compensation claim. Edward Hutchin, instructed by Hannah Lowe of Keoghs, represented the successful First Defendant and her insurers in this major fraud case.

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Stanmore Quality Surfacing Ltd v Kartel

21st July 2016

Edward Hutchin, instructed by Andrew Thomson of DAC Beachcrofts on behalf of Allianz insurance, successfully represented the insured company in this case, in which orders for committal for contempt of court were made against 4 dishonest claimants, who were sentenced to 6 months imprisonment each.

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