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Paul Higgins

Call 1996

‘An extremely sharp intellect... his cross-examination is phenomenal... what distinguishes him more than anything is his photographic memory... brilliant on his feet’
(Chambers UK & Legal 500 2017-19)

Property Damage

Paul is regularly instructed in claims relating to damage to property, including by fire, water and vehicles. He has particular expertise in handling claims for damage that is suspected to have been caused deliberately.

Selected Cases

  • Advising and acting on behalf of an insurer in response to a claim for damages in excess of £1M by an owner of property that was damaged by fire. Issues concerning the veracity of the claim.
  • Advising and acting in behalf of an insurer in response to a claim for damages in excess of £1M by an owner of property that was damaged by a vehicle. Issues concerning the veracity of the claim.
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Recommendations


‘Fields a strong practice in motor insurance fraud and regularly defends insurers against claimants looking to defraud them. He has appreciable experience of handling committal proceedings and putting cases before the Court of Appeal. Higgins is often instructed in high-value and complex claims. “Very robust in his advocacy.” “An excellent barrister.” Recent work: Acted for Liverpool Victoria in committal proceedings against two solicitors and a doctor relating to an amendment to a medical report’.

Chambers and Partners, 2019

‘Astonishing on his feet.’

Legal 500, 2018

‘Fields a strong practice in motor insurance fraud and regularly defends insurers against claimants looking to defraud them. He has appreciable experience of handling committal proceedings and putting cases before the Court of Appeal. Higgins is often instructed in high-value and complex claims. “A big player in this market,” who is “excellent at all aspects of counter-fraud litigation, and in particular trial advocacy and appeal hearings.” “He fights valiantly.”

Chambers and Partners, 2018

‘He has an extremely sharp intellect.’

Legal 500, 2017

Fields a strong practice in motor insurance fraud and regularly defends insurers against claimants looking to defraud them. Has appreciable experience in handling committal proceedings and putting cases before the Court of Appeal. “He has a national reputation for this type of work and his cross-examination is phenomenal.”

Chambers UK, 2017

‘An expert in fraud claims, who is brilliant on his feet.’

Legal 500, 2016

‘Enjoys a national reputation for his work in the motor insurance fraud area. He has particular experience in committal proceedings where, sources say, “he has helped to stiffen up the law.” “He’s excellent. What distinguishes him more than anything is his photographic memory.” “He goes beyond what’s expected. He’s already got an amazing reputation but he’s incredibly modest given how intelligent he is and how good he is at the job.”

Chambers UK, 2015


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