Lorraine Carolan > DWF > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

I am the National Head of Counter Fraud and a Partner in the Insurance team based in Birmingham




I advise a wide range of clients in the public and private sectors, ranging from large general insurers to Lloyd syndicates, self-insured, retailers and corporates and across all lines of business including personal, commercial, high risk and aggregator sourced.

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Crime, fraud and licensing > General crime and fraud

The excellent team at DWF acts for nine large composite insurers as well as the Lloyds Market, corporates and self-insured. The team has considerable sector strength in diverse areas such as financial, retail and logistics. Lorraine Carolan  leads the firm’s national fraud and financial crime offering. Michael Henman specialises in representing motor insurers in the defence of fraudulent claims. Miles Hepworth  also has considerable expertise in counter-fraud and claims validation.

West Midlands > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

(Hall of Fame)

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DWF ‘s team has ‘an exceptional degree of technical mastery, tactical shrewdness and vigorous determination to secure the result their clients want’. Derek Adamson  specialises in issues surrounding mesothelioma claims and legionnaires’ disease and local authority work. Lorraine Carolan  leads the national fraud and financial crime team while Charles Ashmore often handles injury claims of the utmost severity. Paul Donnelly  handles a variety of claims such as historic abuse claims for social services and EL/PL claims. Michael Henman is another key figure along with Denise Brosnan , Robert Edwards and Miles Hepworth , all of whom are praised as ‘exceptional’.

North West > Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general crime and fraud

DWF’s fraud and financial crime team, is recommended for acting on behalf of insurers in relation to alleged fraudulent motor and personal injury claims. Lorraine Carolan leads the team nationally, while Stuart Poole oversees the Liverpool office and is experienced in covering RTA, casualty and large loss exaggeration claims. Jewels Chamberlain co-heads the Liverpool branch, working with insurance companies in combatting spurious soft tissue and whiplash claims. The Manchester-based Colin Bushell is also noted for his work on insurance fraud.