As well as defence, we also provide strategies to deter and identify fraud more effectively. By combining industry experience, innovation and deep knowledge with our market-leading analytical software suite we are able to identify, collate and convert data into evidence.
Our specialist Fraud Rings unit uses this to detect patterns and link claims, working collaboratively with clients to build winning litigation strategies as well as low cost claimant validation, helping to improve case management. Working for some of the largest businesses and insurers in the industry our clients tell us that our work saves them millions of pounds each year.
DWF is placed as one of the Top 30 Innovative Law Firms in Europe in the Financial Times. Over the past 12 months alone, DWF's Counter Fraud Team have received numerous nominations/wins in a variety of Awards recognising its innovation in services around tackling Counter Fraud beyond the pure legal/intelligence. DWF's Counter Fraud Predictive Analytics/Profiling/Telematics and Scotland Counter Fraud teams have all won awards to date.
DWF's innovations in combating fraud have been highlighted at the 2019 Scottish Legal Awards, where the business secured two accolades.
In 2017 we reported on the Court of Appeal decision in Cameron v Hussain. Today the Supreme Court handed down the hotly anticipated judgment in the appeal of that decision. The Supreme Court upheld the insurer's appeal, reversing the Court of Appeal decision.
AssetCo have been awarded damages in excess of £20 million for the negligence of Grant Thornton in carrying out their audits in 2009 and 2010. This important judgement provides welcome clarity around the law on audit negligence.
There has been an unprecedented surge in the number of housing claims where it is alleged the property is in disrepair, resulting in extensive financial exposure to private landlords, local authorities and insurers. DWF's intelligence suggests that these types of claims are presented by a handful of solicitors and claims management companies. Denise Brosnan, Hannah Turner and Samuel Dawber take a look at the potential reasons for the rise and how local authorities can deal with this increase and help combat claims farming practices.
Following the important decision of Coulson J at first instance in Grove Developments Ltd v S&T (UK) Ltd in February of this year (which we considered in an earlier article), the eagerly awaited Court of Appeal decision following S&T (UK) Ltd's appeal has now been handed down.
Claims Portal have released their data for the month of October which shows that despite the Civil Liability Bill obtaining its Third Reading and moving towards Royal Assent via Ping Pong on 20 November, new claims volumes remain resilient.