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Oliver Bowes-Smith

Senior Associate, London

Oliver is a Senior Associate at DWF and is recognised by insurer clients as an effective specialist in motor claims by claimants with complex medical histories and causation issues.


He is credited with having an instinctive ability to recognise an exaggerated claim.

A senior associate at DWF, Oliver is recognised by insurer clients as an effective specialist in motor claims by claimants with complex medical histories and causation issues. Clients also credit him with being able to instinctively recognise an exaggerated claim. After qualifying as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives whilst working in private practice, Oliver joined Co-Operative Insurance's in-house solicitors in Chancery Lane in 1997, before moving on to Greenwoods in 2001. His notable cases include Fantoni v Dunscombe (HL May 2000) One of 3 lead cases headed by Dimond v Lovell litigated by Co-Operative Insurance in which the House of Lords held that credit hire agreements which were not compliant with Consumer Credit Act regulations were unenforceable. El- Hawary v MIB & Others (June 2005) Successful defence of a £10,000 offer where the claimant's pleaded claim exceeded £1.4 million, resulting in a substantial costs recovery from the claimant.

When Oliver's not working, he enjoys spending time with his family cycling along the Thames towpath and through Richmond Park.


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