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63 TEMPLE ROW, BIRMINGHAM, B2 5LS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0121 643 8777
Fax:
Fax 0121 643 4909
DX:
13077 BIRMINGHAM 1
Web:
www.blmlaw.com

Sarah Hill

Tel:
Work 0121 633 6645
Email:
BLM

Work Department

Insurance claims fraud.

Position

Sarah joined BLM in 2006 and was made a partner in 2007. She is the strategic and operational partner responsible for the specialist fraud team in the Birmingham office and also responsible for BLM’s National Fraud Strategy. Sarah has 12 years’ experience managing fraudulent claims and her areas of specific expertise include all aspects of motor fraud; bogus passenger claims, staged/contrived accidents, semi-staged accidents, high-value exaggerated fraud cases, policyholder frauds and low-velocity claims. Sarah has acted for a number of top ten insurance companies and has led intelligence enquiries and coordinated investigations into large fraud rings. She frequently co-ordinates police complaints under the ACPO Guidelines for proven insurance frauds as well as liaising with the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s Fraud Intelligence Unit and the Serious Organised Crime Agency. Sarah also advises on current regulatory legislature which assists in the combating of fraud. Sarah’s accomplishments include acting on behalf of a client in Operation Genarch which has seen 27 criminal convictions for conspiracy to defraud following ‘cash-for-crash’ scams in the Liverpool area. Sentences handed down ranged from custodial sentences to fines and community orders.

Career

Partner Berrymans Lace Mawer 2007.

Member

Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Education

LLB Law (Hons).


West Midlands: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: fraud

Within: Crime: fraud

BLM is recognised for its fraud expertise in the insurance sector. Head of the fraud practice group Sarah Hill handles a diverse range of matters from large-scale organised fraud to high-value exaggerated fraud cases. Daniel Thomas is also well regarded for his work on fraudulent employers’ liability/public liability claims as well as motor claims. Simon Hammond left in January 2019 to join NHS Resolution as director of claims.

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