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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Carl Hurle

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Carl has over 18 years’ experience of dealing with personal injury claims including employer’s liability, public liability, property damage and road traffic accident litigation. He has specialised in road traffic litigation in recent years.

Carl leads the Eversheds’ Claims Authentication Team which specialises in defending clients against fraudulent claims. He has extensive experience dealing with staged accidents, induced accidents, claims involving phantom passengers, exaggerated claims as well as low velocity impact collisions.

Carl is recommended in the 2012 edition of The Legal 500, for: "excellent knowledge, clear advice and strength in negotiation".

Some examples of the types of cases Car has dealt with include:

  • Successfully repudiating an induced claim that involved a cloned stolen vehicle within days of instruction resulting in the stolen vehicle being recovered and savings in excess of £50,000
  • Investigating a fraud ring involving taxi drivers staging accidents resulting in claims being discontinued and achieving saving for our insurer client in excess of £100,000
  • Investigating a suspected staged accident involving an employee of our client’s company. Expert hand writing expert was used to prove that invoices had been written by the claimant himself resulting in the claim being struck out
  • Using social media to prove that parties in a suspected staged collision knew each other before the collision despite their evidence that they had never met

Carl also worked on the solicitor team to the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry for 16 months which was an investigation into allegations of historic child abuse within the Jersey care system


Senior Legal Assistant

East Anglia: Insurance

Personal injury: defendant

Within: Personal injury: defendant

'For high-value, high-complexity claims the overall level of service is good, the team is responsive and its knowledge is excellent', say clients of Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP. Among the firm's clients are large corporates and public entities including National Grid PLC, HSBC, McCain Foods, Turkish Airlines and Moulson Coors Brewing. Paul Coppin leads the corporate claims team in which Nicola Lashmar , who has more than 20 years' experience in this field of law, is highly recommended. Coppin is leading the representation of Anglian Water in a number of claims arising from the a serious flooding incident in 2015, when Kirkley Stream burst its banks following a period of extremely heavy rainfall, affecting 33 properties in the vicinity. He also advised Legal and General Insurance on a complex and high-value claim arising from an accident at a family BBQ, in which the claimant sustained 38% total body surface area burns. Claimant solicitors put in an a schedule of loss at short notice claiming just under £5m after liability had been conceded in the belief that a £2m insurance indemnity would be sufficient. Senior associate Kirsten Almond is 'very thorough and considers all angles'. Senior legal assistant Carl Hurle is 'very user-friendly and responsive and often acts as an extension of the in-house team'. Senior associate Mark Milkovics has more than 25 years' experience in personal injury work and he recently defended  Union Hosteleria, trading as Hotels Holiday Parks, against a claim brought by a teenager who suffered a serious spinal injury  as a result of falling through the glass floor of her hotel balcony.

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