Damian first joined Keoghs in 1994 as a trainee solicitor and was a founder member of the Keoghs fraud team in 1997. He re-joined Keoghs in 2013 from another defendant law firm, where he was head of fraud.
As well as having a client-facing role, Damian has overall responsibility for the technical quality and output of the fraud division to our clients. He is a regular speaker at industry conferences and contributor to the legal and insurance press on emerging issues and new law.
Damian managed what is regarded as the industry's first major fraud ring in 2009 with a cumulative value of over £25m. He has a wealth of client relationship experience and believes that to deliver excellence we must constantly challenge what we do, adapting the way we work in order to deliver the very best levels of service, case outcomes and to keep our clients at the forefront of legal innovation in claims fraud.
Latest Insights by Damian Ward
After much debate (and much more delay), the Government’s much-vaunted whiplash reforms are upon us in the form of the Civil Liability Act 2018 (CLA).
News And Events 20/02/2019
Judgment emphasises that current framework for untraced drivers is fit for purpose
With a great deal of change ahead for the world of motor fraud, we consider whether the proposed Civil Liability Bill, along with advancements in technology and a continued drive for efficiency, will deter fraudsters and instigate a shift in fraudulent behaviour.
Client Alerts 31/05/2017
Following the recent Court of Appeal judgment which allowed for a claimant to sue, and subsequently obtain judgment against, a tortfeasor by description rather than name, we take a look at the background of the case as well as what this could mean for insurers going forward.
Damian Ward examines two cases where delay was a feature yet the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court reached opposing conclusions.