Catherine Burt is the National Head of the Counter Fraud team at DACB Claims Ltd. She has worked in the Defendant Personal Injury arena for many years with a background in complex and high value casualty claims before moving into counter fraud work when she joined DACB in 2008.
Catherine has been a partner in the counter fraud team since joining DACB and became National Head in 2015. She now has responsibility for a team of 125 lawyers underpinned by an Intelligence team of almost 30 intelligence staff. The team are based in Birmingham, Newcastle and Glasgow with links to the fraud team in the DACB Dublin office.
Catherine has experience of all types of motor and casualty fraud and leads on technical issues for the team. The focus of the team is, however not only on defending suspected fraudulent claims but also on preventing fraud at all stages of insurers' processes and Catherine works with the other partners in the team and with Kate Abrahams, Head of Intelligence, to analyse trends and behaviours to minimise their clients' exposure to fraud.
Catherine regularly contributes to industry initiatives and presents to clients on fraud issues. She was delighted when the team won Fraud Investigation Team of the Year at the Insurance Fraud Awards in 2015 and felt this reflected the important contribution of the DACB Counter Fraud team to the Counter Fraud Industry.
"Practice head Catherine Burt is ‘tenacious in her support of clients’." Legal 500 UK Edition 2015 Personal Injury Newcastle
"Catherine Burt leads a strong multi-faceted team at DAC Beachcroft LLP which operates 11 specialist product lines and continues to expand."Legal 500 UK Edition 2012 Personal Injury Newcastle.