2019 Insurance Fraud Awards: Full list of winners

Zurich 2019 fraud awards
Jonathan Swift

Zurich was the big winner at the 2019 Post Insurance Fraud Awards picking up three awards, and a highly commended including top prize in the Investigation of the Year category.

DWF picked up the Fraud Investigation Team of the Year, meanwhile its partner James Pinder was handed the Achievement Award.

Addressing the 500 guests at The Brewery, host Stephen K Amos paid tribute to Pinder saying: “One of the first insurance lawyers in the industry to have specialised in fraud, our winner has been instrumental in establishing two notable specialist fraud legal departments - first at Silverbeck Rymer and then Ricksons/DWF.

“As a result they have been involved in many significant and landmark cases including Khan v Hughes and Khan et al v Hussain and the MIB.

“Outside of his day job the achievement winner helped set up the successful NW Fraud Forum, in collaboration with the late Richard Davies; provided advice to and acted as secretary of Insurance Fraud Investigators’ Group; and was a committee member of Insurance Fraud Taskforce where he was instrumental in its recommendations to government.”


Full shortlist with winners

Combating fraud - improving public knowledge award

Winner: Zurich Insurance - Zurlock’s Big Fraud Awareness Campaign


BLM – The Counter Fraud Revolution 
Allianz Insurance and Crawford & Company Property Know Your Opponent - Loss Assessors as Professional Enablers and Facilitators of Organised Fraud
DWF Law – Migration of Fraud to Scotland

Combating fraud - technology innovation of the year

Winner: Aviva

Axa Hong Kong
Direct Line Group & Verisk
Hastings Direct and BAE Systems
Synectics Solutions

Combatting fraud - collaboration of the year

Winner: LV and Keoghs

Highly commended: Axa Insurance & DAC Beachcroft

Admiral Insurance and Clyde & Co 
Aviva and DWF Law
Axa Insurance & Kennedys Law
Direct Line Group and Verisk
Go Compare and Featurespace
Pen Underwriting and Mills & Reeve

Counter Fraud Team of the year - Commercial lines team of the year

Winner: Allianz Insurance - Fraud and Major Loss Team

Allianz Insurance - Application Fraud Team
Axa Insurance - Casualty Claims Team 
Zurich Insurance

Cyber Team of the Year

Winner: LV

Cyber Partner of the Year

Winner: Sedgwick International UK Cyber Fraud Team

Fraud Intelligence Team of the Year

Winner: Esure - Insight Intelligence Team

Highly commended: Zurich Insurance - Intelligence Team

BLM - Intelligence Team 
Direct Line Group
DWF Law 

Fraud Investigation Team - Independent

Winner: DWF Law

Highly commended: Keoghs - Healthcare Enabled Fraud team

BLM - Fraud Intervention and Disruption Legal Services
Charles Taylor - CEGA Special Investigations
Clyde & Co 
Robertson & Co - Complex Fraud Team
Sedgwick International UK

The Richard Davies Memorial Award for the Unsung Insurance fraud Fighter of the Year

Winner: Elaine Stewart – Aviva

Highly commended: Jerome Maynard - AA Insurance Services

Tracey Cranston – Aviva
Phil Day – LV
Alison Francis - ERS
Mick Griffin - Robertson & Co  

Young Fraud Investigator of the Year

Winner: Bethan Wright - Zurich Insurance

Highly commended: Lisa Emery - LV

Alex Hannington – Go Compare
Philip Melia - Horwich Farrelly Solicitors
Charlotte Walton - Aviva


Fraud Investigation of the Year

Winner: Zurich Insurance 

Highly commended: Aviva UK Insurance

First Central 
Axa Insurance For Operations Seastars
Axa Insurance – Asons’ employer’s liability claim

The Achievement Award

DWF partner James Pinder

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