Dishonest Claimant held in Contempt of Court
Advantage Insurance Ltd v Christopher Ewere (2017)QBD (Slade J) 16/11/2017
A person who falsely claimed to have been in a parked car when it was struck by another has been found in contempt of court.
The defendant, Mr Ewere, brought a personal injury claim against the driver who bumped into his parked car. The driver contended that she had reversed into the defendant's car, but that nobody had been in it. She went to a nearby house and spoke to two sisters, whom she knew. She asked them who the parked car's owner was and was directed to the defendant's house. Mr Ewere answered the door whilst getting dressed and they went to look at his car.
Portal Costs - Failure to Submit the Correct CNF
Forbes successfully defended an attempt by Claimant solicitor to obtain more lucrative fixed costs after the matter fell out of the portal following a failure by the Claimant to submit the correct CNF.
The Claimant was injured whilst working on a building site operated by the Defendant. The Claimant submitted an Employers Liability CNF via the portal on 6 March 2015.