Robert Smallwood

Viewing: Fraudulent Insurance Claims for Robert Smallwood

Robert is experienced in all aspects of Civil Fraud, including claims involving fundamental dishonesty and exaggeration.
Approximately 50% of Robert’s work over the past 12 months has been from Defendant insurers or clients, including: Admiral; AXA; Aviva; RSA; Churchill; QBE; Allianz; Chubb; Compass Group; Royal Mail Group; Jaguar Land Rover; IBC Vehicles; various Local Authorities.
Robert generally receives instructions in cases involving allegations of serious personal injury and/or complex medical evidence and causation issues. Robert has particular expertise in cases involving alleged chronic pain or functional neurological disorders.
“He combines excellent negotiation skills with a very good client manner and willingness to fight in difficult cases.”
Legal 500 2021
“Thorough, excellent on his feet and very good with clients.” “He is unflappable in court and excellent in cross-examination. His paperwork, attention to detail and ability to master complex expert evidence is consistently exemplary.”
Chambers UK 2021
“A particularly strong junior.”
Legal 500 2020
“Hard-working and very good on serious claims.”
Chambers UK 2020
“A junior handling the work of a silk.”
Legal 500 2019
“He’s very thorough with great attention to detail, and leaves no stone unturned. He is very personable and interacts well with clients. He spots the important issues early on and has an innovative approach to tricky cases.”
Chambers UK 2019
“He is very good with clients and has strong technical knowledge.”
Legal 500 2017
“Has a crystal clear understanding of brain injury matters and is a first-choice junior.”
Legal 500 2016
“Meticulous in his paperwork, and very good on his feet.”
Legal 500 2015
“Very effective and good on detail.”
Legal 500 2014
Notable Cases
Some recent cases in which Robert has been instructed on behalf of the Defendant which involved fraud include:
Re A
An EL case listed for a 5-day trial. C discontinued the claim a few days before trial. The case involved surveillance evidence and alleged exaggeration in relation to a back injury. The Defendant successfully applied for a finding of fundamental dishonesty and to disapply QOCS to enforce D’s costs.
Re S
RTA. C’s case struck out after being caught on surveillance in an amateur boxing fight and driving vehicles to the continent.
Re T
7-day liability and quantum trial. After 5 days the Claimant discontinued and agreed to pay D’s costs. The case had involved alleged chronic pain and restricted movement with complex conflicting medical evidence and surveillance.
Re D
A case listed for 2 days which discontinued. D applied to disapply QOCS on the ground of fundamental dishonesty. C compromised the hearing by paying a contribution to D’s costs.