Christopher has quickly established a busy practice in civil insurance fraud. He acts for a number of major defendant insurers in relation to suspicious or fraudulent claims arising from road traffic accidents.
Christopher has extensive experience of cases involving staged accidents, ‘stooge’ vehicles, low-speed impact (LSI), phantom passengers, exaggerated credit hire and exaggerated personal injury claims that require consideration of Section 57 Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015.
Christopher has experience of multi-track and fast-track trials, as well as interim applications, costs and case management conferences and costs-only proceedings.
Christopher routinely drafts pleadings on behalf of a number of major insurers. He is content to positively allege fraud where necessary, as well as providing robust defences in respect of suspicious claims.
Christopher is happy to provide pre-action advice on the merits of individual cases.
Christopher is happy to work to short deadlines where papers need to be turned around quickly.
Christopher has developed a particular interest in claims involving credit hire. As an area of law which continues to develop in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, Christopher is always alive to recent developments. He regularly publishes articles and provides bespoke training on this topic.
Christopher is particularly familiar with the legal arguments surrounding the enforceability of credit hire agreements. Despite the implications of the recent decision in Irving v Morgan Sindall PLC  EWHC 1147 (QB), Christopher is frequently successful in arguing that hire agreements are unenforceable on the basis of fraudulent misrepresentation.