Insurance fraud often involves exaggerated or false claims about loss suffered, fabricating a situation in order to receive financial compensation or deliberately damaging property in order to make a dishonest claim. There has been a rise in recent years with the “crash for cash” frauds, where individuals and organised groups stage accidents in order to make claims.
Most serious and organised insurance fraud is investigated by a dedicated unit of the City of London Police (IFED) which is jointly funded by the Association of British Insurers and The Corporation of Lloyds. They investigate matters throughout England and Wales. The scrutiny of claims by insurers can be the first step to a criminal investigation and it is vital to take early legal advice if your claim is being challenged in this way.
Operating nationwide from our bases in the City of London and central Manchester Cunninghams are leaders in defending those accused of serious fraud and complex crime and are consistently ranked as a leading practice in these fields in all guides to the UK legal profession. Specialising in this work for over 30 years has resulted in an enviable network of experts, forensic accountants, QC’s and senior barristers to draw upon as we tailor our clients bespoke defence team
All our serious casework is led by a director with who you will have direct contact. If you are being investigated or have been charged with insurance fraud it is important not to delay. Contact us and you will receive immediate expert advice from an experienced fraud defence lawyer.