Claims firm shut down and stung with fine following organised fraud


A judge has slammed claims made against Chartis Insurance UK arising from a seemingly genuine road accident as fraudulent, leaving the conspirators liable for over £20,000 in legal costs.

The case of Saleem v Usman and Chartis Insurance UK was heard at Bradford County Court in December 2010 and the investigation into the claims was handled by Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) on behalf of client Chartis Insurance UK.

In the case, Mr Saleem and Mr Usman maintained that they were involved in an accident

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