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Client Alerts 30/07/2021
Following on from last week’s alert about the potential role for the Online Safety Bill in tackling the thorny issue of search engine ad spoofing, it was announced yesterday (Thursday 29 July) that the Chair of the Joint Committee which will scrutinise the Bill will be Damian Collins, MP for Folkestone and Hythe. One of Damian’s previous roles was as Chair of the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Committee, which led an Inquiry on Disinformation, or ‘fake news’, and the spread of inaccurate information on social media, which reported in 2019. Damian is therefore no stranger to getting major tech companies to accept responsibility for content on their platforms.
News And Events 29/07/2021
In a recent case defended by Keoghs Counter-Fraud and LV= General Insurance, an Evans Harding engineer was described as an ‘unimpressive’ witness and his report ‘wrong in a number of material ways’ by the trial Recorder.
Client Alerts 23/07/2021
Tackling the problem of search engine ad spoofing is difficult, complicated and long-winded. Head of Market Affairs, Natalie Larnder, questions whether or not the Online Safety Bill could provide a solution.
The Complex and Catastrophic Loss team have compiled their first newsletter, bringing together a range of articles from across the team, including a £1m saving on a claim involving fundamental dishonesty, a response from Andrew Underwood to an article written by Bill Braithwaite QC, and contributions from two of Keoghs Special Interest Groups.
News And Events 23/03/2021
Keoghs and Admiral Insurance have secured a successful contempt of court ruling as CCTV footage revealed that an alleged driver involved in a road traffic accident wasn’t even at the scene of the incident. The judgment has seen the fraudster receive an immediate custodial sentence of eight months whilst his colluding partner, who was actually driving the vehicle, awaits sentencing in April.
News And Events 23/02/2021
A 10 day trial has resulted in a sentence of nine months suspended for 18 months and 100 hours unpaid work in the community for Shajeel Malik, a fraudster who faked a road traffic accident, policyholder and company in order to facilitate a fraudulent claim.