Steve has significant interest and experience in cases concerning allegations of fraud and dishonesty and he acts for most major UK insurers.
His recent and ongoing caseload includes: -
Low Velocity Impacts
Fictitious/Fabricated Credit Hire, Storage and Recovery
Organised Fraud Rings
Having a scientific and mathematical background, as well as being an avid car enthusiast, Steve is well-placed to understand the common technical and mechanical issues that arise in fraudulent motor claims.
Steve is also well versed in the law relating to costs, including the operation of QOCS, the effects of fundamental dishonesty and the application of s.57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015.
Recent Case Examples: -
- Dismissal of claim coupled with a finding of fundamental dishonesty on the part of a GP who was found to have fabricated his injuries following a rear-end shunt – QOCS disapplied.
- Finding of fundamental dishonesty against Claimant who accepted in cross-examination that his vehicle was not shunted forwards or otherwise moved as a result of a rear-end collision – QOCS disapplied.
- Claim dismissed in relation to liability but also found to be fundamentally dishonest due to decision of young female Claimant to deliberately withhold previous back condition from a medical expert – QOCS disapplied.
“His down-to-earth approach instantly puts clients at ease.”
Legal 500 2021 (Personal Injury)