Liam is the Head of Lawyers against Insurance Fraud, and the Fraud team within St John’s Buildings. He has developed a significant reputation for fraud arising out of motor accidents, and is panel Counsel for most of the major insurers. He is regularly instructed in claims dealing with the following: staged accidents, accidents that never occurred, counterclaims against dishonest Claimants, Low Velocity Impact claims, bogus passenger claims and deliberate slam-ons.
He is very experienced both at trial, and in conferences with clients and engineers; he is able to draft Defences, and questions to engineering and medical experts, with speed and precision. He is currently involved in several High Court actions where a declaration of fraud is sought, and/or contempt proceedings have been issued. He is particularly skilled at robust and forensic cross-examination, dealing with multiple parties and multiple accidents.
Manchester CC (September 2015): successfully represented C in a road traffic trial, where serious allegations of fraud had been made.
Birkenhead CC (September 2015): successfully represented D in a road traffic trial. Claim is dismissed, with specific findings of fraud. The Judge concludes that the Claimant was a “bare-faced liar”.
Preston CC (August 2015): successfully represented D in a road traffic trial. Claim is dismissed due to inconsistencies.
Manchester CC (April 2015): successfully represented D at trial, arising out of an RTA, in which fraud alleged. Claim dismissed, preferring the D’s version of events, and finding that Claimant’s claim was founded on exaggeration.
Manchester CC (February 2015): successfully represented D in a trial where fraud alleged. Claim dismissed.
Sheffield CC (September 2014): successfully defending personal injury claims brought by the five alleged victims of a road traffic accident, resulting in findings of fraudulent conspiracy, and contempt proceedings in the High Court.
Manchester CC (September 2014): successfully defending personal injury claims brought by the four alleged victims of a road traffic accident, resulting in findings of no accident.
Bury CC (2013 – 2014): successfully defended two lengthy personal injury claims brought against a Defendant who was nowhere in the vicinity, resulting in findings of fraud.
Manchester CC (July 2014): successfully defending three personal injury claims, dismissed as inconsistent, following two days of contested engineering evidence.
Successfully representing many personal injury Claimants, wrongly accused of fraud.
Liam regularly gives seminars to solicitors on motor insurance fraud.