Practice Areas

Civil Fraud

TGC civil fraud prove themselves time and time again; professional and efficient with top notch technical knowledge. Always a pleasure to work with

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Temple Garden Chambers has led the way in extending the ambit of law in the field of civil insurance fraud. Its members have appeared in the leading cases in every specialism in the field and have been responsible for innovating and shaping the common law over the last decade to tackle the scourge of dishonesty in insurance litigation.  Such dishonesty impacts on all litigants and their lawyers making civil litigation more adversarial, costly and time consuming than it should be.

TGC is the only Band 1 set of Chambers in England and Wales recommended for its excellence in Motor Insurance Fraud litigation by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 in each year this specialism has featured. The team consists of more than 30 members of Chambers from established Silks to Juniors of less than 5 years call having fraud work as a core part of their practices.

Members have extensive experience in every fraud specialism, including: Staged, contrived and induced accidents; High value personal injury cases involving exaggeration and fundamental dishonesty; Committal for contempt; Exemplary damages and the tort of deceit; The use of similar fact evidence in defeating fraud rings; Telematics; Bogus passenger claims; LVI litigation; EL/PL fraud; Theft, arson and dishonest first party fraud; and Policy and coverage disputes concerning indemnity, the Road Traffic Act and the MIB.

Members also have experience defending many of the now well-publicised fraudulent holiday sickness / food poisoning claims.

Quite apart from fraud, TGC is highly acclaimed in the related fields of personal injury, costs and credit hire. The specialist fraud counsel at TGC integrate their expertise in those fields to ensure that a complete service is offered to every client.

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TGC continues proactively to safeguard against the risks posed by the spread of Coronavirus. We have a Covid-19 Committee who continue to monitor the situation and follow advice issued by the Government and Public Health England. We will be updating this page as and when new information becomes available. As of 6 July 2020, our London premises, 1 Harcourt Buildings, will be operating with a reduced clerking team in attendance. The remaining staff members and barristers will continue working remotely. We wish to reassure everyone that our contingency plans enable us to continue to provide our services.

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