Experience

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.

Education

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

Professional Memberships

Personal Injuries Bar Association
Middle Temple

Languages

French

Public Access

Undertakes Public Access work

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.

Ismailpour v Mountain & Aviva

Edward Hutchin, instructed by Katie Lomax of Keoghs, represented the successful Defendants in this major fraud ring case.

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.

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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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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