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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.
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.
In July’s blog, I identified differing types of late notified claims which have plagued insurers following COVID-19. However, insurers are now facing a fresh challenge in ‘the new normal’ from a specific type of whiplash claim arising out of minor road traffic accidents. These Coronaclaims or Lockdown Farmed Claims (LFCs) are submitted into the MOJ Portal and quickly followed with a medical report prepared remotely, taking advantage of MedCo temporarily lifting the ban on such examinations. They often arise out of innocuous accidents in car parks at low speed in which injury is unlikely.
News And Events 16/09/2020
Allianz and Keoghs have won an important High Court appeal which provides important guidance on costs for dismissed claims where fraud has been pleaded but not found, whilst also driving to the heart of what constitutes fundamental dishonesty in a personal injury claim.
News And Events 02/09/2020
Mulsanne and Keoghs fire further warning to physio fraudsters as claimant found fundamentally dishonest
A recent claim involving a chain of medical inaccuracies and alleged physiotherapy has been successfully defended by Keoghs and Mulsanne Insurance, with a finding of fundamental dishonesty. The case highlights counter-fraud processes for defending claims layering which have resulted in a nomination for Collaboration of the Year at October’s Insurance Fraud Awards.