On appeal, a High Court judge reversed the finding that a claimant was not fundamentally dishonest due to inconsistencies in the longevity of his injuries and the non-disclosure of a subsequent road traffic accident to a medical expert (“the deafening silences”). On this basis, the claimant was found to be fundamentally dishonest pursuant to s.57 Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 and was consequently ordered to pay 70% of the defendant insurer’s costs. Matthew Smith, co-founder of the PSQB fraud team, was instructed on behalf of the successful appellant insurer.
Park Square Barristers runs first public liability insurance private prosecution following first motor insurance private prosecution. Supermarket tripper fraudster sentenced to 21 months.
Judy Dawson and Matthew Smith have delivered bespoke training to an Insurance Company on ‘Fraud defences, tactics and enforcement’.
Matthew Smith has published a new book titled ‘Law in Popular Belief’, writing Chapter 5 of the book of which focuses on ‘A comparative analysis of the criminal and civil justice systems in England and Wales’.
Park Square Barristers Matthew Smith discusses the implications of the Court of Appeal case of Gentry v Miller & UKI EWCA Civ 141.
Following Mathew Smith’s successful seminar ‘Fraud Update’, the following is a useful summary of the changes in this field over the past 12 months.