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DWF wins Insurance Law Firm of the Year award

12 October 2022
DWF has won the Insurance Law Firm of the Year award for it's innovative approach to the handling of Somatic Illness claims. 

Our UK insurance team has been recognised at the Insurance Post Claims and Fraud Awards 2022. 

Our strategy combines the considerable experience of our lawyers supported by our data analytics capabilities to proactively identify cases and apply our expertise from an early stage – realising considerable savings for our insurer clients.

Partner and head of the Somatic Illness Team, John Lezemore, said: "These cases can initially present as low-value and then dramatically increase through factors including disproportionate legal costs and exaggeration. Working collaboratively with our clients we've saved the insurance industry £17.8 million on these types of claims in the last year."

This is the third award the Somatic Illness team has received in the last year, following success at at the Insurance Times Claims Excellence Awards 2022 and the British Claims Awards 2022.

Also at the ceremony, Joseph O'Gorman - an Intelligence Analyst in our Fraud and Intelligence team was highly commended for the Claims Rising Star award.

Lorraine Carolan, Global Head of Fraud at DWF commented: "Joseph's unique hybrid skillset of intelligence, market analysis and data analytics has massively contributed to our Fraud teams' ability to identify new fraud operations and the entities behind the operations. For example, Joseph's investigations into rogue rehabilitation claims with one major UK insurer achieved £8.1 million savings in 12 months. I'm thrilled to see his hard work recognised by the award judges."

DWF has one of the largest specialist insurance teams and are based across the globe. We offer our clients a complete solution, including coverage and litigation in both the private and public sectors.

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