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Ghost brokers are fraudsters who set out to sell cheap insurance deals where the policies either don’t exist at all or aren’t valid. Either way, the consumer will not be provided with any form of legal insurance.
In Scotland, the introduction of Qualified One Way Costs Shifting (QOCS) together with the economic downturn resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, has arguably created fertile ground for an increase in fabricated, misrepresented and exaggerated claims. Ongoing vigilance is therefore vital.
“I’m calling because I am aware that you have been involved in an accident and you may be entitled to compensation.” We are all familiar with a call or text message like this but have you ever stopped to consider that this may not just be a way for a claim management company to generate leads for claims? In fact, this is just one of the ways a compensation scam can start.
We are pleased to announce that the publication of the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 UK has seen us ranked as a ‘top-tier firm’ in nine practice areas.
Kennedys are pleased to support the national campaign, ‘STOP THE SCAMS’ which has been launched by the insurance industry in a bid to help the public spot the signs of scams and report these to the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) via Cheatline.
Sometimes there is an absence of any real detail in a Claim Notification Form (CNF). It may be a missing National Insurance number, an incomplete address or no description of the injuries allegedly suffered. The missing information could be the very first signs that something is not right with the claim.
Case review 26-08-2020
The County Court at Brighton recently hosted the final chapter in the saga of Tess Garraway v Holland & Barrett Ltd, a public liability personal injury claim arising out of an accident in December 2013, with the judgment providing a useful reminder of the test to be applied when assessing fundamental dishonesty.
If it sounds too good to be true…the SRA issue warning to firms around cavity wall insulation claims
We consider the impacts of the latest SRAb warning to firms around cavity wall insulation claims.
The classic scenario in a low speed impact is that one vehicle hits another at a low speed and there is barely any damage to either vehicle. The seemingly minor impact prompts claims for compensation for whiplash injuries, often with lengthy prognoses of 12-18 months of suffering.
In order to keep the wheels of justice moving, the courts have been hearing cases remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. But, could a remote hearing ever be a suitable platform for fundamental dishonesty allegations?