The deal's off!

On Wednesday the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the long running saga of Hayward v Zurich Insurance Company. The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that, where a defendant suspected that a claim was fraudulent, but entered into a settlement, that settlement could be revisited where further evidence came to light that proved the claim was a fraud.

DWF Head of Fraud Lorraine Carolan and Fraud Partner Miles Hepworth look at the background to this case, that stretched back over 15 years. Whilst the outcome will only affect a discrete number of cases, the sum at stake in those cases and which could now be realised as a result of this decision is likely to be substantial.

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Lorraine Carolan

Partner - National Head of Counter Fraud

I am the National Head of Counter Fraud and a Partner in the Insurance team based in Birmingham


Miles Hepworth


I am a Partner at DWF with many years of Counter Fraud legal experience. I head up the Birmingham Counter Fraud team and am part of the DWF Fraud Management team.