Blanche Richards has been a fraud litigator for over 12 years; she is instructed by insurers and private clients to investigate and challenge suspicious claims stemming from road traffic accidents, industrial accidents and accidents in public.
Blanche was responsible for the ground breaking Court of Appeal decision in Habib –v- Singh (2011) dealing with the application of the principles in Ladd–v-Marshall and the overturning of a concluded trial decision due to fresh evidence being found post-judgment.
Blanche also has a keen interest in civil committal proceedings, securing one of the longest prison sentences for contempt of court against a fraudster in the case of AIG –v- Parmar (2016).
She also has some criminal experience, having been instructed on a number of private prosecutions.
She is presently focusing her expertise on cases of exaggeration/fundamental dishonesty in higher value claims, using section 57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 to have them dismissed in their entirety.
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