Significant Successes in Scotland Fraud - DAC Beachcroft

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Significant Successes in Scotland Fraud

Published 21 October 2016

DAC Beachcroft formed a designated and bespoke Scotland Counter Fraud team in 2013. It has since grown to an award nominated, partner-led team of five experienced handlers, underpinned by dedicated Scotland Intelligence resource and with offices in both Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The team acts for 25 clients ranging from large General Insurers to Lloyds Syndicates, Retailers and Corporates and works with clients across all lines of business including Personal, Commercial, High Risk and Aggregator sourced.

Key Facts

Over the course of the last year, the Scotland Counter Fraud team:

  • Have been instructed on more than 400 litigated fraud cases
  • Dealt with fraudulent claims of all types – from low speed impact motor claims to "pothole" claims and from multi-vehicle staged accidents to alleged accidents at work
  • Have provided full added value training, Know Your Opponent tactical information and legal system guidance, compared to the process in England and Wales
  • Have shown experience of dealing with Organised fraud claims in Scotland

Testing the Judiciary | Case Law Examples

The team has made great strides since its inception at testing the judiciary and examples of case successes together with fraud savings and recovered costs are below.

Select the case titles to read more details

 

  1. McKenzie v M & Insurer X
  2. Ferguson v M & Insurer X and Aitken v M & Insurer X
  3. McCabe v W and Park v W
  4. Bashford v Insurer X
  5. Hillon v Insurer X
  6. Morrison v Insurer X
  7. McNeil v Insurer X
  8. Benns v Insurer X

Did you know...

...Whilst English firms may handle Scottish pre litigated claims, it is important to remember that they cannot litigate in Scotland and they will have to instruct Scottish agents.

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Authors

Dan Prince

Dan Prince

Birmingham

+44 (0)121 698 5282

Claire Newcombe

Claire Newcombe

Edinburgh

+44 (0)131 523 0164

Key Contacts

Claire Newcombe

Claire Newcombe

Edinburgh

+44 (0)131 523 0164

Dan Prince

Dan Prince

Birmingham

+44 (0)121 698 5282

John Maillie

John Maillie

Glasgow

+44 (0)141 223 8558

Catherine Burt

Catherine Burt

Newcastle

+44 (0)191 404 4042

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