James Keogh - DAC Beachcroft
James Keogh

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 [2014] 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.



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