The fraudulent claims rule is well established in English law. It operates to bar a policyholder’s claim in its entirety when that claim is fabricated or fraudulently exaggerated. The leading case is generally regarded as Britton v Royal insurance Co in which Willes J suggested that the rule was a manifestation of the duty of utmost good faith.
The extension of the fraudulent claims rule to include lies told in the claims process – so called “fraudulent devices” – is at common law a more recent development.
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