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Ghost brokers charged with insurance fraud

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 24 2010

Three people have been charged with motor insurance fraud after allegations they acted as "ghost brokers", the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) has reported

Financial Services Authority bans three individuals who defrauded insurers through coverholder arrangements

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 15 2010

On 8 July, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) banned Timothy Higgins, Clifford Felstead and Ralph Brunswick (who were found guilty in June 2008 of conspiring to defraud Markel, QBE and Amalfi Underwriting) from working in regulated financial services

Report published on anti-bribery and corruption in commercial insurance broking

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 26 2010

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has recently published a report entitled "Anti-bribery and corruption in commercial insurance broking: Reducing the risk of illicit payments or inducements to third parties"

High Court finds that claim is excluded as a result of director's aiding and abetting

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 4 2010

In the case of Goldsmith Williams v Travelers Insurance Company Limited 2010 EWHC 26, Mr Justice Wyn Williams considered the question of whether a company had acted fraudulently

Construction of termination and release agreement; claims in fraud

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 30 2009

1) Cavell USA (2) Kenneth Edward Randall v (1) Seaton Insurance (2) Stonewall Insurance 2009 EWCA Civ 1363 concerned the construction of a termination and release agreement, which provided for English law and jurisdiction and, under clause 13, for a full release by Randall from "all actions, causes of action, suits, claims and demands whatsoever, whether at law or equity…save…(iii) in the case of fraud" on Randall's part