The team were recognised for successfully dealing with the migration of organised fraud due to high compensation awards and for responding to fraud in Scotland by setting up a multi-disciplinary outsourced team, consisting of lawyers, intelligence experts and predictive / profiling analysts. The team's focus is on analysing data and the drivers behind claims and emerging fraud threats.
The team has shaken up the Scottish insurance market through its disruption of fraudsters and by monitoring the Scottish government legislative programme to successfully lobby for regulatory changes. DWF has pioneered the immensely successful 'disrupt to progress' forums where key insurers attend together with other major industry bodies to collaborate and discuss strategies to tackle evolving and emerging frauds.
The Scottish team is part of the DWF National Fraud and Financial Crime Team headed by partner Lorraine Carolan. The national team are based in our UK offices in Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, London, Northern Ireland and Scotland and an office in Ireland.
The team are specialists in all areas of fraud including motor, casualty, property, commercial and financial crime and consists of specialist fraud and financial crime lawyers alongside a substantial team of intelligence and telematics experts and profiling analysts. They are rated as a first tier team for fraud and financial crime work.
In 2020 alone, the team has had significant success winning awards for its work in telematics, market leading route to market services, pop-ups, umbrella entities, rogue rehabilitation and credit hire router. Award wins include:
- Claims Innovation of the Year
- Fraud Intelligence Team of the Year
- Insurance Law Firm of the Year
- Independent Fraud Investigation of the Year
- Combatting Fraud – Collaboration of the Year
- Counter Fraud Award
Additionally, Lorraine Carolan has been recognised as a leading practitioner in the Hall of Fame – Legal 500 and has been proclaimed as one of the most innovative practitioners in Europe by the Financial Times 2020.