Clause 49 retains its bite

Clause 49 of the government’s Criminal Justice and Courts Bill moved a step closer to becoming law last night. The “fundamental dishonesty” clause was debated in the House of Lords late into the night and survived unscathed, despite attempts to water down the effect of the clause. Clause 50 of the Bill, which provides for the introduction of rules banning the offer of inducements to make a personal injury claim, was also debated in the House, with the government securing an important amendment to that clause.

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James Pinder


I am an expert in all aspects of fraudulent insurance claims and am in charge of the counter-fraud department.