Joseph Millington Personal Injury

Call: 2009

Introduction

Joseph graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2005 with an upper second class degree in law. He then obtained a Master of Philosophy in Playwriting Studies at the University of Birmingham before completing the BVC at the City Law School, London.

He was awarded an Inner Temple Exhibition for his BVC year. He achieved the grade of Outstanding on the BVC, obtaining 100% in his civil litigation examination.

Joseph secured pupillage on completion of the BVC to commence in October 2010. Prior to starting pupillage, he returned to work as a paralegal in the motor fraud department of an industry leading insurance litigation firm, a job which he had first enjoyed for a period after his playwriting studies.

Joseph joined Chambers as a tenant in October 2011 following the successful completion of his predominantly civil and commercial pupillage primarily under the supervision of David Warner.
Joseph accepts instructions in all areas of chambers expertise.

Qualifications and Appointments:

LLB (Nottingham) Upper Second Class

MPhil (Birmingham) Playwriting Studies

BVC (City Law School) Outstanding


Fraud and Allegations of Fraud

Joseph is regularly instructed to act on behalf of insurance companies in respect of potentially fraudulent claims for personal injuries and associated losses arising out of alleged road traffic accidents. This type of work is colloquially referred to as ‘crash for cash’ fraud, but can include staged or contrived collisions, ‘phantom passenger’ claims, exaggerated loss claims, or induced incidents. His work in this area involves providing advice in conference, drafting pleadings including, where appropriate, pleadings of fraud, and attendance at court for interim applications and trials.

Given the financial demands of insurer clients, Joseph's advice is always practical and realistic based upon economic risk, together, or course, with an analysis of the strengths of the evidence. He has experience of defending wider fraudulent schemes, where an individual or individual conspires to present a number of fraudulent claims, most usually through the establishment of an accident management company. This requires an attention to detail to establish the factual links between associated claims. Joseph's expertise in this area is sufficient that he has been asked to provide training to solicitors and industry practitioners.

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