Position: Partner, Insurance
Phone: 0161 918 0002
Chris is a Partner at Forbes and is Head of the firm's Anti Fraud Team. He is a member of the Insurance Department's Retail Group and is also responsible for managing the Industrial Disease claims handling team. He is a member of both the firm's ISO committee ensuring compliance with quality standards and the firmwide Risk Management committee.
Chris is a member of a number of external national Fraud Focus Groups and works in conjunction with a number of partner agencies including numerous police forces nationally in the investigation of large scale fraud rings. Many of these investigations have received extensive press coverage including those where convictions have followed. One such case was highlighted in a lead article in 'The Law Society's Gazette' as a warning to Claimants' solicitors following a high profile fraud trial success for his client resulting in the withdrawal of claims saving insurers over £1million.
Chris and his team of Industrial Disease specialists have extensive experience dealing with a wide variety of occupational disease claims including those following alleged exposure to asbestos, deafness and silica.
With 'extensive knowledge' that 'inspires confidence', the department at Forbes is led by managing partner Martin Crabtree.
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