Articles - DAC Beachcroft

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Dealing with a bankrupt Claimant?

Dealing with a bankrupt Claimant?

We focus on the law surrounding bankruptcy, including what types of claim remain vested in a Claimant as well as how to deal with such a claim and iss ...

Dealing with insolvent Credit Hire Organisations: A practical guide

Dealing with insolvent Credit Hire Organisations: A practical guide

This article deals with the effect on claims, both pre-litigation and post, which are driven by Credit Hire Organisations (CHOs) who are insolvent or ...

£30,000 fabricated claim dismissed with a finding of fundamental dishonesty and £10,000 recovered in costs

£30,000 fabricated claim dismissed with a finding of fundamental dishonesty and £10,000 recovered in costs

Shah v Aviva Insurance Judgment was handed down on 19 April 2021 by Recorder Stephens sitting at Warwick County Court. The Claimant’s claim was for pe ...

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 (ANPR) in Litigation

Automatic Number Plate (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.