Seeing isn’t believing – the future of fraud

Thursday, 24 March 2022
10:00 am – 11:00 am (UK time)
    • Sean McGahan, DAC Beachcroft
    • Steven Keenan, DAC Beachcroft
    • Natalie Randall, DAC Beachcroft

The Insurance Institute of Northern Ireland is happy to announce that their next webinar will focus on the future of fraud.

Using real-life examples, we will explore how shallow-fakes are currently impacting the insurance fraud world. We will consider how and why shallow-fakes are produced and provide practical advice to help with identification and investigation.

Learning objectives:

  • The key differences between a shallow-fake and a deepfake
  • Understand the types of media that are susceptible to manipulation
  • How to identify, investigate and prove a shallow-fake.

Sean McGahan, Partner – DAC Beachcroft

Sean is known for taking a strategic view of litigation risk for clients, drawing on his risk management credentials as an IRM Certified Risk Specialist.

Sean is recognised by Chambers and Partners with a Band 1 ranking, recognised as highly experienced in handling complex personal injury claims, including instances where there is the possibility of fraud.

Chambers quote a client as commenting that “He is very approachable, knowledgeable and down to earth.”

Natalie Randall, Organised Fraud & Financial Crime Lead – DAC Beachcroft

Natalie specialises in intelligence and organised fraud investigation. She has over 10 years’ experience advising clients across a range of sectors including insurance.

Natalie’s background in Policing means that she is able to advise clients in relation to intelligence, evidence and law enforcement related matters, particularly fraud.

In addition, Natalie is a trained Intelligence Analyst by trade, and has worked on a number of high profile serious and organised crime and major crime investigations during her time with the police. She has been commended by a Crown Court Judge and separately by Lincolnshire Police’s Head of Crime for her analytical support of complex organised conspiracy cases.

Steven Keenan, Associate – DAC Beachcroft

Steven has over 10 years’ experience advising and acting for clients across a wide range of insurance based claims and is dual qualified (England & Wales & Northern Ireland).

Steven specialises in the defence of motor injury and casualty injury claims with a particular focus on fraudulent claims. Steven is regularly instructed by major insurers to represent their interests in cases involving low speed impacts, phantom passenger claims, exaggerated claims and stage accidents. Steven has also acted for packaged holiday providers and tour operators in the defence of bogus travel claims.

Supported by the intel and technologies of the wider DACB fraud team, Steven identifies trends and develops strategies tailored to opponents and local judicial approach. Steven has achieved significant success in defeating fraudulent based motor injury and casualty injury claims within the province. He works with his Dublin colleagues and adopts a “oneteam” approach to detecting and defeating cross border claims.

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