Fighting fraud with private prosecutions

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There has been a recent uptake of private prosecutions by those in the insurance sector, covering situations as diverse as cash-for-crash scams to false work injury claims.

Brokers should encourage their insurers to bring private prosecutions when criminal proceedings don’t come to fruition and if the right evidence is there.

So what are private prosecutions, how do they work, and what impacts might they have on the sector?

Any person, corporate or otherwise, can institute criminal

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