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Court of Appeal provides further guidance on mixed injury cases, but what does this mean for fraud practitioners?
Since the implementation of the Official Injuries Claims Portal, the personal injury industry has eagerly awaited further guidance from the judiciary as to the applicable compensation to be awarded to claimants who have sustained a whiplash injury as defined by the Civil Liability Act and a ‘non-whiplash injury’.
The Justice Committee has recently published a report putting pressure on the government to make general and extensive change to every aspect of how fraud offences are dealt with.
On 17 March 2022, the UK Government delivered to parliament a 'world-leading' Online Safety Bill aimed to make the UK the safest place to go online while defending free expression. Here, and in light of Ofcom’s Call for Evidence about its plans for implementation of online safety regulation, we focus on the scope of the Bill’s provisions and the likely impact on organisations.
In July 2022, it was reported that Zurich UK saw a 25% increase in fraudulent property claims, with the increase in the cost of living believed to be driving a range of fraudulent behaviours ranging from using insurance policies to make money to the inception of policies to cover life’s losses after the fact.
Opportunistic claimant attempts to defraud the public purse – a reminder of the benefits of fraud strategies
Kennedys were instructed by a local authority to defend a claim brought by the son of a tenant, who had suffered burns following allegedly negligent maintenance works carried out by an agent of the authority.
In this blog article, we turn to the emphasis placed on telling the truth when presenting and responding to a claim in the Official Injury Claim (OIC) together with some comments on the latest data released by the Ministry of Justice.
In a surprise to the personal injury sector, the UK Government has ditched plans for further reform of the whiplash claims process. Here, we look at the Ministry of Justice's response to issues within Part Two of the ‘Reforming the Soft Tissue Injury Claims Process’ consultation and what this means for fraudulent claims.
The use of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) has exploded in recent years. SPACs are an increasingly popular way for private companies to become publicly traded without undergoing a traditional initial public offering.
In this report, Kennedys experts highlight key legal and regulatory developments, and provide an overview of 12 topics to watch under four main topic groups which insurers and corporates should consider as they plan for operational resilience in the new financial year.
Kennedys were instructed by the insurer of a steel fabrication company to defend a personal injury claim brought by an employee following an accident at work in July 2017. The Claimant had sustained a genuine injury, but grossly exaggerated their claim, resulting in a discontinuance at trial and savings of over £100,000 for our insurer client.