When a little knowledge is a dangerous thing

20 May 2015

BLM partner David Spencer provides the latest article for The Journal and discusses the recent case of Hayward v Zurich Insurance.

"The Court of Appeal recently gave judgment in Hayward v Zurich Insurance and, with it, tacit approval of a £120,000 fraud. Mr Hayward was injured in an accident at work in 1998 and sued his employer, which was insured with Zurich. Concerns about the claimant's presentation led to surveillance in 1999 and then the claim was litigated, whilse fraud was not alleged, there was a plea that the "claimant has exaggerated his difficulties....for financial gain."

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