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            DWF's fraud expertise highlighted at 2019 Scottish Legal Awards

            DWF's innovations in combating fraud have been highlighted at the 2019 Scottish Legal Awards, where the business secured two accolades.

            Date: 25/03/2019

            Jill Sinclair, partner and Head of Counter Fraud (Scotland) at DWF's Glasgow office, picked up the coveted Lawyer of the Year award for her achievements in tackling fraudulent behaviour in insurance cases.  Meanwhile, DWF was also successful in the Legal Technology Award at the prestigious ceremony which celebrates excellence in Scottish law, for its work in leveraging data to pinpoint and tackle fraud.

            The business was also shortlisted in the Community Contribution category, in recognition of DWF's commitment to a comprehensive CSR agenda including its educational 5 Star Futures programme.

            The counter fraud team was also recognised at the LV= General Insurance Supplier Awards in the Public Fraud Awareness category for DWF's efforts in pushing the profile of fraud in the Scottish market.

            Jill Sinclair said: "Fraud is often seen as a victimless crime but its effects can be felt far and wide, impacting on the most vulnerable in society, as well having severe financial implications. Being in a position to tackle this head on, on behalf of my clients with the support of my colleagues is the most satisfying part of my job and so to be recognised at the Scottish Legal Awards is valuable recognition for the strides we are making to combat fraudulent behaviour."  

            National Head of Counter Fraud at DWF, Lorraine Carolan, added: "I'm delighted that our Scottish counter fraud team has achieved these accolades from LV= and the Scottish Legal Awards. The award wins are well-deserved achievements for Jill and the rest of the team who continuously display true determination and excellence in tackling fraudulent activity. It is a testament to the hard work put in by the team and their collaboration with the industry to tackle fraudsters to include campaigning successfully for legislative change in the regulation of Claims Farmers."

            The counter fraud team specifically focuses on the identification of fraud through a combination of legal expertise together with predictive analytics, profiling and intelligence consultants who analyse data, the market and drivers behind claims to look at emerging threats. They then work with key Industry bodies and insurers to develop innovative counter-fraud strategies to combat these threats.

            Related people

            Jill Sinclair

            • Partner // Head of Counter Fraud (Scotland)

            Lorraine Carolan

            • Partner // National Head of Counter Fraud

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