James Keogh is an associate and qualified solicitor with over eight years of experience defending both credit hire and fraudulent claims, ranging from small claims to multi-track. He provides training and advice to clients in relation to credit hire updates/case law and strategy.
He has been part of the credit hire team since its inception, and now manages a credit hire and credit hire fraud team.
James successful ran the case of Zurich Insurance plc v Umerji  EWCA Civ 357 in the Court of Appeal, which extended the principle and meaning of impecuniosity.
Also, he successfully ran Lawson v Mullen, Newcastle County Court, 15 May 2015 to appeal, where it was held that rates evidence does not have to come with a nil excess.
James has led a large scale credit hire fraud ring involving over 300 claims for a number of insurers, and has been responsible for devising strategy, precedent court pleadings and alerts/strategies for clients to monitor and deal with the claims pre-issue to reduce indemnity spend.
He has also been liaising with the Insurance Fraud Bureau in relation to this ring, and the strategy/tactics DAC Beachcroft is employing in order for the wider insurance industry to detect and monitor these claims.