Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP (BLM) has been called in to defend Hastings Insurance Services against allegations of fraud.
Hastings Insurance Services Ltd., based in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, faces a claim over failing to settle a vehicle claim as agreed. According to a source familiar with the details of the claim, who spoke to WireNews on the condition of anonymity, a lawsuit alleging fraud has been filed with Preston County Court.
Hastings, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (register number 311492), proposed a payout to its insured on a rear-end accident in July that was clearly the fault of the other driver. Hastings wrote to its client, confirming 'no-fault'. Hastings' client, who was stopped at a zebra-crossing was rear-ended by an elderly driver, who was driving without his hearing aid and who slammed his car into Hastings' client at nearly 50 MPH, writing off the car. Another driver was unable to stop and rear-ended the offending vehicle.
Objecting to negative media attention following a WireNews article that was published and read by several of Hastings' employees, according to the IP addresses captured, Hastings Insurance sent an email to their client saying that they had 'voided' the insurance policy from 1 May 2018 (before the recent accident) without giving a reason.
For more information contact Karis Frank, the solicitor representing Hastings Insurance.
Tel: 0121 633 6603