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Paul Wainwright

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Browne Jacobson LLP

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Counter fraud.


Paul is a Partner who specialises in asset protection through counter fraud strategy, focusing on risk advice, policy, litigation and intelligence. Primarily managing litigation in complex fraud cross sector, Paul’s practice involves fraud investigation and asset tracing, fraud risk management, defending suspected fraudulent claims, and asset recovery and prosecution strategies.

Paul has extensive experience of insurance claims fraud across all disciplines and a developing civil practice in white collar and cyber enabled fraud. In addition Paul advises on policy coverage, investigations and recovery of losses attributed to fraudulent enterprise including cyber-enabled crime, and public sector fraud, including prosecutions. Sector expertise includes in Commercial Insurance, Local authorities, Education and Health, as well as the business sector.

Paul is currently advising on committal proceedings for contempt in a clinical negligence grossly exaggerated claim; and successfully recovered significant sum for a Trust following employee fraud; and advising on various high profile fraud and arson cases in conjunction with law enforcement.


Trained Eversheds (Cardiff) and Wansbroughs Willey Hargrave (now DAC Beachcroft); qualified 1999; partner 2012. After qualification at Wansbroughs (now DAC Beachcroft) in Leeds, joined niche insurance practice Milners in Leeds and continued in defendant insurance litigation to date with ten years at Berrymans Lace Mawer’s Leeds and Birmingham offices. Associate and team leader in BLM’s claims validation team from 2008-2010 before moving to Greenwoods in Milton Keynes where he was the head of liability fraud and led the Milton Keynes office counter fraud team.


Latin, French and German (moderate).


FOIL; IFIG; Midland Fraud Forum.


Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe; University of Exeter (1991 Joint BA Hons French and German 2(:1)); winner of the Vienna University Scholarship (1989); University of Sussex (1994 CPE); College of Law Guildford (1995 LPC).


Big sports fan, especially football, rugby and cricket. Active runner including Birmingham half marathon for local charity, and road cycling, sportives for charity.

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil

Browne Jacobson LLP advises on both counter-fraud and asset recovery strategies. Areas of expertise include cross-border insolvency, multi-jurisdictional fraud claims, financial crime, director misfeasance, litigation and counter-fraud measures. Client sectors include financial services, health, education, retail, commercial and insurance. Nicholas Pontt and Birmingham-based Paul Wainwright head the team. John Adams was promoted to partner. Former team head Dominic Offord left the firm for Howard Kennedy LLP.

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