Don is director of strategy at Keoghs, working closely with the market affairs team, and has additional responsibilities in relation to sales, new service development and client relationship management. He has specialised in defendant personal injury litigation since 1987 and has experience of dealing with catastrophic injury claims arising from employers' liability, public liability and motor policies. In 2002 he moved into the counter-fraud arena and has extensive experience in working with clients in relation to their counter-fraud strategies.
More recently, Don has worked closely with a number of compensators in relation to defining and maintaining a sensible strategy towards the credit hire market and helping them to develop processes and procedures geared towards equitable settlements.
A former president of FOIL (Forum of Insurance Lawyers), and its current treasurer, Don has been a member since early in its inception and has been a member of the executive since 2009. He was also a member of the Civil Justice Council′s working party on the implementation of Lord Justice Jackson′s civil justice reforms. Additionally he was appointed in 2014 by the MOJ to a “core” working group to implement the Government′s whiplash reform programme published in October 2013 which eventually, amongst other things, led to the introduction of MedCo and a new fixed fee for medical reports in whiplash cases. Don has frequently presented on LASPO implementation and the continuing consequences of the LASPO reforms.
Latest Insights by Don Clarke
Partner Don Clarke and John Gibson provide a summary of all the key issues affecting the personal injury landscape.
The personal injury market is facing major upheaval in many different ways, which is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.
Don Clarke asseses the potential impact of Brexit on credit hire reform.
With Drive Assist the second high profile casualty amongst credit hire operators in a very short period of time, Keoghs' Director of Strategy Don Clarke, asks, 'what is happening to the credit hire market?'