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Matt is a large loss defence specialist who has represented a number of the UK’s top 10 insurers in a wide variety of matters, predominantly relating to motor risks. He joined Keoghs as a Partner in 2016 and, in his previous role, held a key account management position. Matt also handled a full case load of catastrophic and sub-catastrophic injury cases, mainly involving life changing orthopaedic and brain injuries, together with ‘chronic pain’ type claims. Matt has particular expertise in dealing with cases pleaded in the £500,000 - £1.5 million range, especially those potentially involving an element of exaggeration. He also heads a team of dedicated sub-catastrophic lawyers.
Despite initially qualifying as a claimant solicitor, Matt chose to specialise in the defendant insurance sector from 2010 onwards. He has considerable litigation experience and has taken cases to the High Court and Court of Appeal. He is regularly instructed to assist in disputes which require a bespoke approach.
Latest Insights by Matthew Perkins
Over the course of the last few years there has been an increasing trend for schedules of loss in brain injury claims to argue for either discrete damages in later life or provisional damages to reflect an alleged increased risk of dementia due to traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Following the removal of reporting restrictions and the Court of Appeal’s refusal to grant the claimant permission to appeal...
Client Alerts 29/01/2018
In the latest case highlighting the impact of S57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015, esure and Keoghs celebrated success following the withdrawal of a fundamentally dishonest claim in which the claimant had sought damages exceeding £1 million.
As the dust has now settled on the MOJ's response to the Discount Rate consultation, we take the time to reflect on this period of deliberation and consider the significant concerns around the rationale for the MOJ's calculations.
Client Alerts 06/07/2017
Following the drastic change to the discount rate earlier this year, our latest client alert takes a look at a recent high value case which will be of interest to insurers.
Client Alerts 27/01/2017
Following the imminent accouncement on the discount rate, specifically in the large loss value band, we take a look at the practicalities and principles claims teams should consider.