Articles - DAC Beachcroft

Articles by Helen Mason

Successful use of ANPR technology to defend fraudulent claims and limit credit hire exposure

Successful use of ANPR technology to defend fraudulent claims and limit credit hire exposure

It’s been almost a year since we launched our ANPR strategy. 12 months on, how successful has this strategy been? Given the number of insurers now uti ...

Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Successes

Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Successes

Following on from our recent session on Automatic Number Plate Recognition (“ANPR”) at our Vehicle Hire & Damage Conference where we discussed var ...

Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) in Litigation

Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) in Litigation

Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) has been available in policing for a number of years and has become increasingly used by private companies t ...

£60,000 artificially exaggerated injury and taxi claim dismissed with a finding of fundamental dishonesty

£60,000 artificially exaggerated injury and taxi claim dismissed with a finding of fundamental dishonesty

Judgment was handed down on 22 July 2020 by his Honour Judge Monty QC in dishonest claims made against the First Defendant (who was uninsured) and the ...

Vehicle Hire Fraud: Celebrating 10 Years

Vehicle Hire Fraud: Celebrating 10 Years

Celebrating 10 years of defending vehicle hire fraud, and saving over £45 million for insurers. We are delighted to have achieved savings in excess of ...

Covid 19 impact on fraudulent bent metal and suspicious credit hire claims

Covid 19 impact on fraudulent bent metal and suspicious credit hire claims

As the country leaves lock down, the unfortunate reality is that there will be a lot of people in financial difficulty. We know from experience that, ...

£170,000 credit fraud hire claim results in custodial sentences

£170,000 credit fraud hire claim results in custodial sentences

DAC Beachcroft secures 12 month custodial and 9 month suspended sentence for husband and wife fraudsters in £170,000.00 credit fraud hire claim.

The Hire Way - July 2016

The Hire Way - July 2016

Welcome to our new edition of the Hire Way.  We are only half way through 2016, and it's been as eventful as originally anticipated.  There ha ...

Fundamental Dishonesty £176,000 induced accident claims dismissed

Fundamental Dishonesty £176,000 induced accident claims dismissed

Kapoor and Kapoor v Fluid Air Conditioning [2016]

The Hire Way - February 2015

The Hire Way - February 2015

Happy New Year and welcome to the latest edition of The Hire Way;  '2014 in Review'.  2014 was an eventful year in the credit hire arena. There was a ...