Esther specialises in personal injury litigation and has a particular interest, and considerable experience, in dealing with claims arising out of road traffic accidents in which insurance fraud is suspected.
She has extensive experience in dealing with the full range of issues which arise in such cases, including staged accidents, induced accidents, phantom passengers, low velocity impacts and fraudulent credit hire and repair claims.
Esther is often first instructed at an early stage in such claims, to test policyholders’ and witnesses’ evidence in conference, and/or advise on further investigations to be made. She regularly provides advice as to whether and when an allegation of fraud can properly be raised, and provides practical advice on tactics and evidence (both lay and expert) as claims progress.
She is happy to make herself available to draft defences at short notice. For those cases which proceed to trial, with her considerable past experience representing police forces in civil proceedings, she is adept at cross-examining witnesses on allegations of fraud and dishonesty.
Esther regularly presents seminars and workshops on legal, procedural and costs issues to solicitor and insurer clients.
Personal Injuries Bar Association
Birmingham Medico-Legal Society
BSc Mathematics and Philosophy (First Class; Firth Centenary Prize; Peter H. Nidditch Award)
Postgraduate Diploma in Law (Distinction; Taylor Award)
Bar Vocational Course (Outstanding)
Queen Mother Scholar (Middle Temple) 1999 and 2000