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Do you need a motive for dishonesty?

A review of Alam v General Medical Council in which a doctor faced allegations of dishonestly providing false documentation.

John Mitchell
John Mitchell Consultant


LVI – a changing tide?

Our long run of successes in the defence of LVI claims continued this week, with a claim being dismissed at trial, resulting in major savings for our…


Recent developments in the fight against fraudulent claims

The Government estimates that fraud costs the UK economy £52 billion per year, with insurance fraud costing the insurance industry an estimated £2.1…

Rob Williams
Rob Williams Partner


QOCS and fundamental dishonesty – a question of purpose?

The effects of QOCS, as set out in the revised CPR 44.13 which came into effect in April 2013, are now well known to those working in the personal…

Rob Williams
Rob Williams Partner


Testing witness evidence

The Court of Appeal in this case concluded that a trial judge was not entitled to accept the claimant’s evidence without testing it against medical…


Hussain v Amin & Anor

The comments made by Lord Justice Davis in this costs appeal reinforce the benefits of clear and unequivocal pleading of defences in fraud cases.


Man sentenced to a year’s imprisonment after exaggerating personal injury claim

A man who submitted a £1.35m claim for injuries in a car crash has been sentenced to a year’s imprisonment after footage emerged of him playing…

Elaine Chapman
Elaine Chapman Partner


BIFA Terms revisited: time bar and set off

This case reinforces the market understanding that the BIFA 9 month time limitation, and prohibition of setting off against charges, are reasonable.

Michael Burns
Mike Burns Partner

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