On 27 July 2016, a judgment of the UK Supreme Court (Hayward v Zurich Insurance Company plc,  EWCA Civ 327) confirmed that the insurer involved could set aside a settlement agreement reached with a claimant under one of its policies; on the basis that the claimant had significantly (and deliberately) exaggerated the extent of his injuries/loss. Evidence was discovered post-settlement that this had been the case. Ultimately, the liability of the insurer was a significantly lower sum than (i.e. only 10% of) that originally specified in the settlement agreement. The obligation of the claimant in that case to repay monies previously paid to him by the insurer in excess of the liability sum, was also confirmed by the UK Supreme Court. Importantly, the judgment provides precedent for recourse for insurers in cases where they are faced with a claim which they view as suspicious (but cannot conclusively prove to be fraudulent) and post-settlement evidence comes to light which proves fraudulence.