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Articles by Catherine Burt

Organised Fraud  – Innovation for the Future

Organised Fraud – Innovation for the Future

I am delighted to be able to tell you today about the exciting new changes to our approach on organised fraud. In late 2020, we recognised that a new ...

“Decompromising” a claim: Fraud and Part 36 settlements

“Decompromising” a claim: Fraud and Part 36 settlements

The recent judgment in Khalid Kasem v University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2021] EWHC 136 (QB) saw the court addressing the issue ...

Whiplash Reforms: Is the finish line in sight?

Whiplash Reforms: Is the finish line in sight?

MOJ have announced a revised implementation date for Whiplash Reforms and Official Injury Claim of May 2021

When Winning Just Isn’t Enough

When Winning Just Isn’t Enough

In Dalton Sharpe v Allianz Insurance Plc, the claimant found himself unable to walk away from a claim when Allianz instructed DAC Beachcroft to pursue ...

Fundamental Dishonesty: Appeal Decision Pays Off

Fundamental Dishonesty: Appeal Decision Pays Off

For insurers the decision of Mr Justice Spencer on appeal in the case of Pegg v Webb & Anor [2020] EWHC 2095 (QB) can be taken as a welcome vote o ...

You’ve been warned! – changes to statements of truth bolster the fight against fraud

You’ve been warned! – changes to statements of truth bolster the fight against fraud

On the 6th April 2020 the 113th update to the Practice Directions (PD) within the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) comes into force.  While such changes ar ...

Fundamental dishonesty and the Litigation Friend: a cautionary tale

Fundamental dishonesty and the Litigation Friend: a cautionary tale

Can a Litigation Friend be liable for costs if a case is found to be fundamentally dishonest? This questions was raised in the recent case of AX and B ...

“Rather fail with honour than succeed by fraud”

“Rather fail with honour than succeed by fraud”

For committal applications to be made, is it essential that there be “proceedings”. This important question was considered by the Courts in Jet 2 Holi ...

Low Emission Zones Update

Low Emission Zones Update

We previously issued an alert (published on our website on 11/05/2018) regarding the London-wide Low Emission Zone (LEZ), proposals for an Ultra-Low E ...

Dishonest Driving Instructor Learns the Harsh Letters of the Law

Dishonest Driving Instructor Learns the Harsh Letters of the Law

Mr Jafar Kazemi v Mrs Jayantilal Gohil This case was defended as a low speed impact in which DACB called the learner driver as a witness to give evide ...