Alice Dobbie

Call 2007

"Alice is extremely focused and organised with fantastic attention to detail. She really focuses her mind on the case she is working on and compiles sound and robust advice, and she is particularly good when considering fundamental dishonesty and has strategic ways of investigating and combatting such issues."

The Legal 500, 2024
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Civil Fraud

Alice is most commonly instructed by Defendants in complex cases where fraud is suspected. These range from uncrystallised concerns about exaggeration through to cases where fraud is explicitly pleaded in the defence and applications for committal are made. Her usual caseload has claims involving alleged holiday illness, staged accidents, phantom passengers, exaggeration, low velocity impact and committal applications.

She provides CPD training to major insurers and solicitors’ firms on how to manage suspected fraud from inception through to pleadings, applications, litigation tactics and trial. Where grounds for fraud allegations emerge late, she is often instructed to re-draft defences or to advise on the appropriate applications to make in response. Her extensive case experience includes instances where fraud allegations attached to solicitors and experts as well as claimants.

Civil Fraud Cases

A v A County Council (2023), High Court: acting for the Defendant in a disputed psychiatric injury claim where fraud has been alleged.

H v M (2023), High Court: acting for the Defendant in an alleged exaggeration claim involving surveillance and social media evidence.

G v F (2023), Lancaster County Court: acting for the Defendant in a claim where dishonesty allegedly attaches to a witness but not to the Claimant.

G v NHS (2023), Chelmsford County Court: acting for the Defendant in a claim alleged to be false from the outset.