As an international firm, we understand the importance of providing tailored, locally-based expertise. We’re the only legal supplier to offer a truly national UK insurance counter fraud team, making us uniquely placed to help Scottish insurers.
We offer a one stop shop fraud service covering your needs around detection, prevention and sanctions. From specialist expertise in motor, EL/PL, large loss, commercial and financial fraud through to cross-class services including risk consultancy advice, fraud detection advice and toolkits, we can also assist with a full range of sanctions including financial recoveries, prosecution and PR management, as well as providing strategic advice and political lobbying services.
What sets us apart, however, is our commitment to understanding client requirements and aspirations, before working collaboratively with you to develop tailored, practical solutions. We are proud to have been recognised for our expertise. In 2017 we were awarded Intelligence Team of the Year at the Insurance Post Fraud Awards, (for work tracking the migration of organised fraud into Scotland) and in both 2017 and 2018 we received the Scott & Co Legal Innovation in Practice award (for the use of data analytics and intelligence, combined with profiling in handling Scottish fraud). We were also commended in the 2018 'Creating a New Standard' category in the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Report, for the work we have carried out in combating Scottish fraud.
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.
This week the Damages (Investment Returns and Periodical Payments) (Scotland) Bill received the support of the Scottish Parliament and will now proceed to Stage 2 where amendments can be proposed and debated.
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.
Underpinned by a market leading and award winning Intelligence and Consultancy team, including predictive analytics, profiling and telematics consultants our Scotland Fraud Team is part of a national Counter Fraud team of over 200 lawyers, led by some of the leading practitioners in the fraud market.