Defendant chief issues fraud warning as Civil Liability Bill almost there

first_imgCatherine Burt: dynamic fraud detection Speaking at an Association of British Insurers conference yesterday, Catherine Burt, national head of the counter fraud team at DAC Beachcroft Claims Ltd, warned that, if solicitors leave the market, opportunistic fraud could increase, as it will be more difficult to detect in a digital portal.’I can see the portal is a really good idea from the industry’s point of view – the whole point is settling claims as cheaply and quickly as possible,’ said Burt. ‘I share the concerns about how we are going to deal with fraud in that process, unless there are checks built into it. Insurers will have to be on top of their game to detect fraud and deal with it.’We are going to have a look at some form of AI with dynamic fraud detection built into it. We have done a lot of work on knowing who are our opponents, but the claims solicitors are moving out of the market and we don’t know who is coming up behind [or] the information that we need to defeat [fraudulant] claims.’Burt said there is also the issue of some injuries remaining subject to common law damages and not the tariff. Insurer clients have already reported an increase in claims for injuries to elbows and knees, she said.Speaking at the same event, Donna Scully, director of Liverpool firm Carpenters which represents claimants and insurers, said her firm is sifting out up to 25% inquiries to ensure they do not go into the current claims portal. ‘That filtering process is going. How are we going to deal with fraud checks and keep an eye on it? We need it to be frictionless but it will be easy potentially for somebody to commit fraud,’ Scully said. A leading defendant lawyer has warned of unintended consequences that could undermine personal injury reforms – as claims managers already seek ways to get round new legislation.The Civil Liability Bill came passed the House of Lords yesterday with no further amendments and could be granted royal assent within a matter of days.The legislation imposes a tariff of fixed damages – significantly reduced from current levels – for soft-tissue injuries lasting up to two years, alongside secondary legislation to increase the small claims limit for RTA claims to £5,000.The changes, due to come into force from April 2020, are likely to mean personal injury solicitors are sidelined as claimants suffering whiplash injuries are instead guided to an online portal where they will effectively represent themselves.last_img read more

Sun Yat Sen bounces back after first loss in Mayor’s Cup

first_img[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Sun Yat Sen bounces back after first loss in Mayor’s Cup’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]By ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]Thursday, May 25, 2017[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]ILOILO City – Sun Yat Sen High School recovered from its first defeat in the 2017 Iloilo City Invitational Basketball League (Mayor’s Cup-1st Conference) with an 82-60 win over Mandurriao National High School on Tuesday at the Barangay Katilingban Gym in Molo.Earl Mabacquiao led the way with 26 points for Sun Yat Sen, which bounced back from a stunning 94-92 loss to St. Roberts International Academy on Monday to improve to a 4-1 slate in the high school category.Sun Yat Sen will finish off its campaign in the tournament against Iloilo National High School at 2 p.m. today after its matchup against the league-leader CenterPhil Montessori Silver Knights on late Wednesday.Meanwhile, the Jalandoni Memorial National High School has finally barged into the win-column in six matches after its opponent Iloilo City National High School failed to show up again.In the college category, the University of San Agustin moved to a share of first place with the Central Philippine University Golden Lions after beating St. Paul University, 94-87, behind the 22 points of John Robejos.In the 40 and up category, the Iloilo PROS has extended its winning run to four after dealing the PISAI team its first defeat, 81-79. John Aguilar finished with 30 points for the Iloilo Pros.In other matches today, Sta. Clarita International High School (5-1) will face Mandurriao National High at 3:30 p.m., while the PISAI versus Double B tiff is at 5 p.m. and the Iloilo PROS against Iloilo Tuesday Club clash is at 6:30 p.m.The 2017 Iloilo City Invitational Basketball Tournament, also known as the Mayors Cup-1st Conference, is organized by the Iloilo City Government and presented by Flanax and Bonamine./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more