Helen Mason - DAC Beachcroft
)

Helen Mason's Expertise

 

Helen Mason

Helen Mason

Partner - Head of Vehicle Hire & Damage Fraud

Birmingham

Helen is head of DAC Beachcroft’s counter fraud vehicle hire and damage product and is a partner in the Birmingham vehicle hire and damage team.

She has over 14 years’ experience dealing with credit hire and fraudulent claims including investigating and defending fraudulent credit hire claims within the insurance sector. She is client relationship partner for Somerset Bridge Insurance Company Limited and Tradex and her other key clients include RSA, Allianz, and ERS.

Helen is widely known for her experience of the claims arena, specifically in relation to credit hire and credit hire fraud. She regularly advises clients in respect of 'know your opponent' strategy, in addition to industry, legislative and case law developments.

She remains at the forefront of credit hire and fraud market developments.

Relevant experience includes:

  • Personally handling a large credit hire organised fraud operation for an insurer client, resulting in savings of £500,000.
  • Achieving savings of over £175,000 defeating seven claims arising from a minor road traffic accident with a fictitious policyholder. The use of engineering evidence was pivotal as it evidenced that the accident had not occurred as alleged and arguments were run in relation to deliberate damage to the vehicle whilst in the possession of the hire company to prolong hire and inflate the claim. Ultimately five claims were struck out and two discontinued following a three day trial.

In addition, Helen regularly presents at industry events and has written many articles and thought leadership pieces including three credit hire fraud reports which have become a handbook for many insurers when developing their credit hire fraud strategies. She has also appeared on the latest season of BBC 1’s Claimed and Shamed in which she talked about a fraudulent credit hire claim where DAC Beachcroft secured custodial prison sentences against the perpetrators.

Expertise

 

Other Lawyers by Expertise View All

Our Lawyers - Andrew Allan-Jones

Andrew Allan-Jones

Partner Bristol

Andrew Allan-Jones is a specialist intellectual property lawyer with a…

Our Lawyers - Peter Allchorne

Peter Allchorne

Partner Bristol

Peter is an experienced civil litigation Partner, specialising in complex…

Our Lawyers - Guillermo Amunátegui Errázuriz

Guillermo Amunátegui Errázuriz

Partner Santiago de Chile

Guillermo lidera el equipo corporativo en nuestra oficina de Chile…

Our Lawyers - Rebecca Austin

Rebecca Austin

Senior Associate London - Walbrook

Rebecca specialises in construction and engineering matters…

Our Lawyers - María Antúnez

María Antúnez

Lawyer Madrid

María joined DAC Beachcroft in 2018…

Our Lawyers - David Bear

David Bear

Partner London - Walbrook

David Bear leads the firm's Construction & Engineering service line.

Our Lawyers - Tom Bedford

Tom Bedford

Partner Bristol

Tom specialises in defending solicitors from claims and in the context of…

Our Lawyers - Charlie Bending

Charlie Bending

Partner Bristol

Charlie Bending has considerable experience in defending surveyors and…

Our Lawyers - Laura Berry

Laura Berry

Partner London - Walbrook

Laura Berry is a Partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation Group.

Our Lawyers - Neil Bhan

Neil Bhan

Partner London - Walbrook

Neil Bhan has considerable experience of advising trustees, companies,…

Our Lawyers - John Bramhall

John Bramhall

Partner London - Walbrook

John Bramhall has been involved in a wide range of international…

Our Lawyers - James Brice

James Brice

Senior Associate London - Walbrook

James Brice is a Senior Associate in the London Global team, based in our…

Our Lawyers - Lisa Broderick

Lisa Broderick

Partner Dublin

Lisa specialises in complex litigation particularly before the Irish…

Our Lawyers - Jonathan Brogden

Jonathan Brogden

Partner London - Walbrook

Jonathan Brogden is a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation Group.

Our Lawyers - Catherine Burt

Catherine Burt

Partner, National Head of Counter Fraud Newcastle

Catherine Burt is the National Head of the Counter Fraud team at DACB…

Our Lawyers - Ruth Bragado

Ruth Bragado

Lawyer Madrid

Ruth se incorporó a DAC Beachcroft en 2017…

Our Lawyers - Adam Burrell

Adam Burrell

Partner - Head of Costs Birmingham

Adam is a partner and head of the Costs product with overall…

Our Lawyers - Laura Clayburn

Laura Clayburn

Senior Associate Leeds

Laura Clayburn is an Associate working in the Construction and Engineering…

Our Lawyers - Tom Corrigan

Tom Corrigan

Partner - Head of Complex Property Bristol

Tom Corrigan handles all aspects of property-related insurance claims…

Our Lawyers - Rachel Cropper-Mawer

Rachel Cropper-Mawer

Partner London - Walbrook

Rachel Cropper-Mawer is a dispute resolution Partner in our London Minster…

Our Lawyers - Juan Calvente

Juan Calvente

Lawyer Madrid

Juan Calvente is a lawyer in DAC Beachcroft’s Madrid office…

Our Lawyers - Ben Daniels

Ben Daniels

Partner Bristol

Ben Daniels leads the Commercial Dispute Resolution team in Bristol.

Our Lawyers - Catrin Davies

Catrin Davies

Partner Newport

Catrin Davies specialises in professional indemnity work.

Our Lawyers - Camila de la Torre

Camila de la Torre

Consultant Bogotá D.C

Camila de la Torre has extensive experience and knowledge in civil law, in…

Our Lawyers - James Deacon

James Deacon

Partner London - Walbrook

James Deacon specialises in insurance litigation and is involved primarily…

Our Lawyers - Sarah Dodd

Sarah Dodd

Partner - Head of Subsidence Bristol

Sarah Dodd has 14 years' experience managing a team specialising in the…

Our Lawyers - Heather Durston-Hillyer

Heather Durston-Hillyer

Partner Winchester

Heather Durston-Hillyer is a clinical risk lawyer and partner in our…

Our Lawyers - Campbell Dye

Campbell Dye

Partner London - Walbrook

Campbell Dye acts for a wide range of commercial clients including…

Our Lawyers - Christopher Dyke

Christopher Dyke

Partner Bristol London - Walbrook

Chris is a fraud, white collar crime and regulatory litigation lawyer…

Our Lawyers - Lindsay Elliott

Lindsay Elliott

Senior Associate Bristol

Lindsay is a Commercial Dispute Resolution lawyer in our Bristol office…

Our Lawyers - Pippa Ellis

Pippa Ellis

Director London - Walbrook

Pippa Ellis has extensive commercial litigation and dispute resolution…

Our Lawyers - Emily Exon

Emily Exon

Associate Bristol

Emily Exon is a litigation lawyer in our Bristol office.

Our Lawyers - Greg Edwards

Greg Edwards

Associate Bristol

Greg Edwards is an insurance litigator based in the firm's Bristol office…

Our Lawyers - Ken Forsyth

Ken Forsyth

Partner London - Walbrook

Ken Forsyth is a partner in the Commercial Dispute Resolution department

Our Lawyers - Sydney Fulda

Sydney Fulda

Partner Manchester

Sydney Fulda is a prominent and respected commercial litigator in the…

Our Lawyers - Mark Gallagher

Mark Gallagher

Associate - Head of Property Fraud Birmingham

Mark Gallagher is an insurance lawyer in our Birmingham office.

Our Lawyers - Fiona Gill

Fiona Gill

Partner London - Walbrook

Fiona Gill is a partner in the London SHE team specialising in health and…

Our Lawyers - Stephen Gorman

Stephen Gorman

Consultant Manchester

Stephen Gorman is a property and construction insurance lawyer in our…

Our Lawyers - Lucy Grivvell

Lucy Grivvell

Senior Associate London - Walbrook

Lucy Grivvell acts for a wide range of commercial clients including FTSE…

Our Lawyers - Kevin Hawthorn

Kevin Hawthorn

Partner Bristol

Kevin Hawthorn specialises in corporate recovery and insolvency.

Our Lawyers - James Hazlett

James Hazlett

Senior Associate Leeds

James Hazlett is a professional negligence lawyer in our Leeds office.

Our Lawyers - Aidan Healy

Aidan Healy

Legal Director Dublin

Aidan Healy joined DAC Beachcroft Dublin in 2014, after having trained and…

Our Lawyers - Richard Highley

Richard Highley

Partner London - Walbrook

Richard Highley is a partner specialising in disputes related to banking,…

Our Lawyers - Patrick Hill

Patrick Hill

Partner, Head of Professional Risk London - Walbrook

Patrick Hill has extensive experience of defending a range of…

Our Lawyers - Giles Hindle

Giles Hindle

Partner Bristol

Giles Hindle is the Head of the Corporate Recovery and Insolvency team

Our Lawyers - Noreen Howard

Noreen Howard

Partner Dublin

Noreen Howard has significant experience defending a wide range of…

Our Lawyers - Sharon Hunter

Sharon Hunter

Senior Associate London - Walbrook

Sharon Hunter is an insurance litigator in our London Minster Court office

Our Lawyers - David Jones

David Jones

Consultant Birmingham

David Jones is an experienced solicitor with wide ranging experience of…

Our Lawyers - James Keogh

James Keogh

Partner Birmingham

James is a Partner and qualified solicitor…

Our Lawyers - Guy Knight

Guy Knight

Partner London - Walbrook

Guy Knight is the Head of Property Litigation in London