Court strikes out ‘fraudulent’ claim as an abuse of process at interlocutory hearing – Matthews v Bupa

Court strikes out ‘fraudulent’ claim as an abuse of process at interlocutory hearing – Matthews v Bupa


CategoryNews Author Angela Rainey Date

Angela Rainey, representing the Defendant at a two-day hearing, commented that this case was “one of the most blatant examples of a dishonestly exaggerated injury that she had seen in her practice”.

The costs savings achieved from this successful interlocutory application are £175,000 and include avoiding a trial estimated to require a 10-day listing, however, there is little doubt that in the absence of appropriate and tactical fraud strategy including effective deployment of covert surveillance, the Claimant may have sought to include significant future loss claims exceeding £1million, with an estimated length of trial of 10 days.

The Claimant was ordered to pay the Defendant £50,000.00 on account of costs.

Angela was instructed by Helen Laight and Beverley Brooks of DAC Beachcroft.

To see DAC Beachcroft’s full report, please click here.


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