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Fraudsters who fell down open manhole face prison after DAC Beachcroft’s Counter Fraud team secure contempt of court ruling

Fraudsters who fell down open manhole face prison after DAC Beachcroft’s Counter Fraud team secure contempt of court ruling

Two insurance fraudsters have been found guilty of contempt of court and will receive a prison sentence following an alleged injury falling down an 18 ...

Trial Success for NHS

Trial Success for NHS

DAC Beachcroft successfully defended a spurious employer’s liability claim at Trial following a series of inconsistent accounts from the Claimant.

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 ...

DAC Beachcroft Snap into Action and Find Claimant Fundamentally Dishonest

DAC Beachcroft Snap into Action and Find Claimant Fundamentally Dishonest

DAC Beachcroft’s casualty fraud team has secured another Fundamental Dishonesty finding against a claimant who sought to claim damages for personal in ...

Claimant’s fundamental dishonesty leads to his claim becoming unstuck at Trial!

Claimant’s fundamental dishonesty leads to his claim becoming unstuck at Trial!

Further success for DAC Beachcroft’s Casualty Fraud Team after they secured another finding of fundamental dishonesty. In this case, the Claimant atte ...

Fabricated care invoices lead to fundamental dishonesty finding in forklift truck claim

Fabricated care invoices lead to fundamental dishonesty finding in forklift truck claim

The impact of the dishonest exaggeration of heads of loss on the whole of a claim has been the subject of a number of recent judgments including Londo ...

DAC Beachcroft success as Court strikes out 'fraudulent' claim as an abuse of process at interlocutory hearing

DAC Beachcroft success as Court strikes out 'fraudulent' claim as an abuse of process at interlocutory hearing

DAC Beachcroft’s Casualty Fraud Team has secured an interlocutory strike out of a claimant’s claim as an abuse of process on the ground that it was fu ...

Employers Liability claimant convicted for fraud

Employers Liability claimant convicted for fraud

A serial claimant in an Employer’s Liability action eventually pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud and sentenced to 300 hours community service, to ...

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 ...

Should product liability claims fall within the low value protocol?

Should product liability claims fall within the low value protocol?

The Jackson Reforms of 2013 saw the extension of the Low Value Protocols into public liability and employer's liability claims, requiring claims to be ...