Ruth is experienced in dealing with many types of fraudulent claims, particularly staged and contrived accidents, bogus passengers and fraudulent household and motor theft claims. Her main focus now is on complex, cross-insurer fraud ring activities. As the director of fraud rings, Ruth is responsible for co-ordinating the strategy for each fraud ring that Keoghs investigates. Within fraud rings Ruth was successful in obtaining judgment for over £300,000 in the High Court against 57 defendants, with almost £100,000 exemplary damages for a cross-insurer fraud ring.
Ruth dealt with the notable case of Steadman-Byrne v Amjad & others  CoA, a successful appeal on behalf of a major insurer against the decision of a district judge on the grounds of judicial bias. Her latest accolades include being recommended by Chambers 2011 which states ‘Ruth Needham is highly regarded for her work in relation to suspected fraudulent claims’ and winning the Personal Injury Team of the Year award in 2009.
Latest Insights by Ruth Needham
Ruth Needham, director of fraud rings leads a team of 48 all specialising in defending fraudulent claims. Here she recaps on a few recent successes at trial.
Ruth Needham analyses the outcome of Hussain v Hussain & Aviva
With insurance fraud not just restricted to the UK, is it time for a European approach to the issue?