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Cases: Motor Insurance Fraud

Ali v Peppers Grill

The Claimant brought a claim against his former employer in respect of an alleged accident at work, seeking to recover damages in the region of £75,000. Following a two-day Multi-Track trial, DJ Haworth dismissed the claim on liability, making a…


Codal-Ciobanu v (1) One Housing Group Ltd (2) Direct Accident Management Ltd

Following detailed submissions and a reserved judgment, DDJ Linwood made a Non-Party Costs Order against a credit hire company with whom the Claimant had  incurred hire charges of almost £25,000 that he sought to recover from the First Defendant. His…


Aviva v Sakyi

Edward Hutchin, instructed by Charles Clayton of Clyde & Co on behalf of Aviva, represented the successful insurers in the committal proceedings against a claimant after he discontinued his claim.The Claimant made claims for personal injuries and credit hire charges…


Aviva v Anwar

George Davies acted for the insurer in contempt proceedings brought against an claimant who had been found to have fabricated her involvement in a road traffic collision. The claimant had been caught out by her reliance on a handwritten note…


Seabrook v Adam (Court of Appeal)

Anthony Johnson acted for the successful Defendant/Respondent in the Court of Appeal in this case which sought to explore the correct interpretation and[AJ1]  the validity of a Claimant’s Part 36 offer for the purposes of determining whether the costs consequences…


Allianz Insurance v Barlow

Edward Hutchin (instructed by Andrew Thomson of DAC Beachcroft) represented the successful insurer in this case in which the dishonest Claimant was found guilty on two counts of Contempt of Court. Video footage had shown the Claimant, a boxer, in…


LV= v Hall (Unrep)

Dishonest litigant sentenced to 5 months’ immediate custody for false personal injury claim. Paul McGrath and James Henry, instructed by Benjamin Leech of Keoghs LLP, secured a committal order of immediate imprisonment for 5 months for contempt of court against…


Fraudulent Credit Hire claim

Alex Glassbrook (instructed by Andrew Baker of Horwich Farrelly) represented the successful motor insurer. A claim for credit hire charges exceeding £80,000 had been claimed in relation to a vehicle allegedly damaged beyond use in a road traffic accident, and…


Liverpool Victoria Insurance v Yavuz & Others

James Laughland appeared for the successful insurer in a 5-day contempt of court application against 9 Defendants. It was alleged that each had made false statements of truth in County Court personal injury claims in relation to 3 road traffic…


Hicks v Personal Representatives of Ionel Rostas (Deceased) & Motor Insurance Bureau

Acting on behalf of the Defendant insurers, James Arney KC successfully argued that notwithstanding delays in disclosing other surveillance footage until 2 months before a trial window, it was in the interest of justice to allow the Defendant to rely…





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