Insurance Fraud

Our expertise is in serving the insurance market through our instructing solicitors, though we will of course accept instructions for claimants or the insured.

Members of our chambers have led the market in partnership with our instructing solicitors on fraud rings, the tort of deceit, exemplary damages, and low velocity impact. We are proud to have been proven a leading chambers nationally on these issues and more.

The diversity of ‘insurance fraud’ issues should not be overlooked. The 9 St. John Street team have counsel who have experience and expertise in the following areas:

  • Staged accidents/RTA fraud.
  • High value ‘malingering’ PI cases.
  • Permanent Health Insurance, PPI.
  • Property insurance (from arson to staged burglaries)
  • Non-disclosure/misrepresentation issues.
  • Exaggerated policy claims.
  • Technical issues concerning the Road Traffic Act and MIB.

You can expect good quality service from our clerking team. Our clerks actually understand what insurance fraud is about. They have received training from our barristers on the different classes of case and so are better placed to recommend appropriate counsel.

Our qualities are what solicitors conducting insurance fraud work actually need: an ability to deal with technical legal points, an ethical approach, capacity for objective frank advice and, most of all, advocacy that is both skilled and robust in court.

Costs cannot be ignored. We ensure that we offer good value. Our fees are predictable and sensible.

We provide our specialist fraud services both to those insurers on whose panels we feature and to those insurers for whom we are an ‘off -panel’ choice.

Please contact the senior civil clerk, Tony Morrissey, for more details of how we can assist you service your clients’ needs better on 0161 955 5176 or tony.morrissey@9sjs.com.

Zoë Thompson (Head of Group)


What the clients say:

Lorraine Carolan, Partner/National Head of Claims Validation Team -  Beachcrot LLP

“9 St John St are one of the best, most reliable chambers, with barristers who understand the issues and get to the heart of matters with fraud issues. The barristers are easy to engage with/approachable and very user friendly with clients. A real asset to instruct."

Lorraine Carolan, Partner/National Head of Claims Validation Team Beachcrot LLP

Avrom Topperman, Partner, Counter Fraud Services - Keoghs LLP

“Keoghs Counter Fraud Services have enjoyed an excellent working relationshipwith 9 St John St fraud team for many years. Chambers combine years of expertise with pragmatism and always work with their instructing solicitor as part of a team in the fight against fraud.”

Avrom Topperman, Partner, Counter Fraud Services Keoghs LLP

Raymond Southern - Partner, Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP

“The service provided by 9 St John Street Chambers is first rate. Both counsel and the clerking teams are approachable, professional and efficient. The strength and depth of their legal team means they provide first class advice, have a strong advocacy team and understand commercial realities.”

Raymond Southern Partner, Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP