Sue Pawar-Price

Sue Pawar-Price

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member Called in 2010
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Profile

General Information

Sue is a dual qualified lawyer (solicitor/barrister) with 19 years of experience in the insurance sector. She started her legal career as an in-house solicitor with a large composite insurer before spending the next 10 years in private practice. She worked at two of the market leading insurance law firms and worked her way through the ranks to set up, develop and head large teams of specialist fraud lawyers.

Throughout her career, Sue has run her own caseload of high-value and technically complex insurance fraud cases. She has worked with some of the country’s leading experts in fraud, including counsel, medics, engineers and industry organisations.

Called to the bar in 2010, Sue completed her training at the Criminal Bar (Citadel Chambers). This enabled her to further develop her knowledge and expand her experience in fraud cases. During this time, she marshalled a number of judges on high-profile Crown Court cases. She regularly prosecuted and defended cases and was retained as an advocate in the County Court, High Court, Youth Court, Magistrates' Court and the Crown Court. It was at the Criminal Bar that she developed her knowledge of private prosecutions and advised insurer clients and other commercial organisations on the merits of pursuing this route.

Sue's insight into the insurance industry, combined with her wealth of experience in private practice, the civil arena and, more recently, the Criminal Bar, puts her in a unique position to provide her clients with a truly holistic approach to every case she is instructed on.

A passionate individual, Sue is known for being an honest and robust lawyer. She works extremely hard and prides herself on paying absolute attention to the detail of every case. As a previous solicitor, she has vast experience in running cases from beginning to end. She understands the importance of listening to her clients, offering solutions and working with them in a professional and down-to-earth way to secure the desired outcome. She works to quick turnaround times on paperwork and will travel.

Sue has lectured to the members of EHFCN (European Healthcare Fraud and Corruption Network) as well as the Insurers of Europe in Brussels, HICFG (Health Insurance Counter Fraud Group), IFIG (Insurance Fraud Investigation Group), IFED (Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department), ACII (Association of Chartered Insurance Institute), brokers, insurers, health care providers, Lloyds Syndicates, specialist investigation firms and Loss Adjusters. She has also provided technical training to many lawyers in the market. She is keen to provide further seminars, presentations, workshops, clinics and knowledge cafes.

Areas of law

  • Personal Injury & Fraud
  • Inquests
  • Information Law
  • Healthcare Fraud

Personal Injury & Fraud

Undertaking both claimant and defendant work, Sue continues to specialise in insurance fraud as well as general personal injury litigation to include RTA, EL/PL and slippers and trippers involving the following issues:

  • LVI
  • Bogus passenger claims
  • Induced accidents
  • Staged accidents
  • Tort of deceit
  • Exemplary damages
  • Exaggerated injury and loss
  • Fraud Rings
  • Fraudulent credit hire claims
  • Private prosecutions
  • Complex insurance arguments including non-disclosure/misrepresentation issues as well as issues arising out of insurance contracts, the Road Traffic Act and the MIB agreements
  • Costs

Sue will provide drafting, advisory and advocacy services, including disposal hearings, interlocutory hearings, fast track and multi-track hearings.

Inquests

Sue acts for interested parties before a Coroners' Court and is keen to expand this practice area.

Information Law

Developing a reputation in data protection and privacy law, Sue has advised a number of organisations, including general insurers, health care insurers and counter fraud organisations, on the use of personal information (under the Data Protection Act and the GDPR) and the legal implications of sharing data in the domestic market as well as internationally for the detection and prevention of crime/fraud. She is keen to expand this area of her practice as well as advising on an organisation’s compliance obligations generally.

Healthcare Fraud

Sue has worked very closely with a number of counter fraud organisations in the UK, Europe and USA, which are at the cutting edge of healthcare fraud in both the public and private sectors. She understands the complexities of these sorts of cases and is keen to take on cases involving the following issues:

  • Billing for services not rendered
  • Billing for non-covered service as a covered service
  • Misrepresenting the dates of service
  • Misrepresenting the location of service
  • Misrepresenting the provider of service
  • Waiving the policy deductible and excess
  • Incorrect reporting of diagnoses or procedures (including unbundling)
  • Overutilisation of services
  • Corruption (kickbacks and bribery)
  • Issuing false or unnecessary prescription drugs

Memberships

  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn
  • Law Society
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Road Traffic Group
  • Personal Injury Group
  • Insurance and Re-Insurance Group
  • Fraud Group (Defendant) RTA & PI Fraud Counsel
  • Fraud Group (Claimant) RTA & PI Fraud Counsel
  • Costs Group

Education

  • Bar Exams, BPP Law School, London
  • Legal Practise Course
  • LLB Hons, Law

Personal Interests

Sue is married with a 14-year-old daughter, who enjoys horses and playing polo. They like to travel and, as “foodies”, spend a lot of their time in the kitchen cooking, eating, talking and playing the fiddle.

Areas of Law

Sue Pawar-Price is happy to accept instructions as counsel who is:

  • Road Traffic
  • Costs
  • Personal Injury
  • Credit Hire (Claimant)
  • Credit Hire (Defendant Insurance)
  • Inquests

Outside of these key areas of law, Sue Pawar-Price is always willing to consider any enquiry requiring the experience or knowledge needed to help you or your client. Please call Sue direct or the support team on 01823 247 247 if you would like to discuss any aspect of this profile.

Fees and Feedback

FEES:

Details regarding our approach to fees can be found at the following link:  http://www.clerksroom.com/content-html?cid=514

SERVICES:

Please see “profile” tab for a description of the legal services provided by this barrister.

We aim to complete and return all paperwork within 14 days (2 weeks) of receipt if no specific deadline is provided. We can work to much faster timescales if requested or we can agree a specific target date for each individual circumstance. We will always advise at the outset if counsel is unable to meet any deadline.

Each barrister has a standard hourly rate for their work. The individual hourly rate can be agreed when instructions are acknowledged if preferred. We welcome early discussion as to the suitability of a specific barrister for a specific case. The right barrister will have the relevant expertise to deal with the case but will not be too junior, or too senior depending on the complexities.

We aim to allocate all cases to the correct level of experience & seniority which we believe will prove most to be the most cost-effective solution for our clients.

If, due to urgency, we allocate paperwork to a more senior member of Clerksroom, we will charge the appropriate hourly rate for the work, not for the barrister. We welcome early discussion to ensure the correct fee is applied to the case at the outset.

REDRESS:

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Complaints information

If you are not satisfied with the service provided, you can make a complaint to Chambers. Information on the chambers’ complaints procedure is available at the following link: http://www.clerksroom.com/content-html?cid=416

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from my chambers, you can make a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman. You must contact the Legal Ombudsman either within 6 months following the conclusion of our handling your complaint, within 6 years from the date of the act/omission, or 3 years from the date that you should reasonably have known there were grounds for complaint (if the act/omission took place before the 6 October 2010 or was more than six years ago).

The Legal Ombudsman’s details are as follows:

Legal Ombudsman
PO Box 6806
Wolverhampton
WV1 9WJ
Tel: 0300 555 0333
Email: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk
Web: www.legalombudsman.org.uk

Privacy Notice

1.              This is a privacy notice that describes how, why and for how long I will process or keep your personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’).

2.              The GDPR governs how an individual’s personal data is used, and your rights in relation to that data.

3.              I, Sue Pawar-Price, have been instructed by you or your litigation friend (usually a parent), through your solicitor or agent, or via the Bar Pro Bono Unit.

4.              It is necessary for me to process your personal data in order for me to provide you with legal services, for example:

·   Advise on the prospects of litigation;

·   Advise on the value of your claim;

·   Representation at a court hearing;

·   Representation at trial;

·   Advise, review or comment on legal issues or evidence.

5.              Processing means anything done to data such as: recording, organising, adapting, altering, copying, consulting, transmitting, combining, erasing or storing it.

6.              The processing for the purposes listed above will take place in accordance with either Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 6(1)(b) GDPR, depending on how you instructed me.

7.              If you have instructed me on a direct access basis, or engaged a solicitor (or legal agent), to assist you in bringing or defending a claim then the processing is necessary to perform a contract to which you are a party (Article 6(1)(b) GDPR). To give effect to that contract (i.e. to bring a claim) it is necessary for me to process your personal data for litigation purposes.

8.              If I am assisting you on a pro bono basis, it will be necessary for me to seek your consent to be able to represent you (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR). In this scenario, you will be sent a consent form.

Recipients of your data

9.              I may also be required to share your data with others, depending on the nature of your case. This may include:

(i)                  Courts and other tribunals to whom documents are presented;

(ii)                Your solicitors, or agent representing you, through whom I have been instructed;

(iii)               Potential witnesses, experts and other persons involved in the case;

(iv)               Solicitors, barristers, or other legal representatives;

(v)                Ombudsman and regulatory authorities;

(vi)               Education and examining bodies; and

(vii)             Current, past or prospective employers.

Special Categories of Data

10.          In some cases I will have been given your personal data that is within the ‘special categories’ of data described in GDPR Article 9(1). For example, personal data that reveals your race, ethnicity, sexual preferences, political or religious beliefs, trade union membership or health. There are also restrictions for processing information regarding criminal convictions.

11.          This type of personal data will only be processed where it is necessary in order to represent you in your legal claim, or advise on the prospects of a legal claim.

Retention

12.          I will retain your personal data for no longer than is necessary, and where it is possible, I will anonymise your data.

13.          How long your personal data is kept will depend on a number of factors. The retention period will be reviewed when the service I am providing you with is complete. However in general, I am obliged by the Bar Code of Conduct to retain records of my cases, and by HM Revenue and Customs to retain records for 6 years.

14.          Once your case has concluded and fees have been paid, I shall retain only the personal data necessary for the following purposes:

(i)                  The legal and professional obligation to retain information relating to my cases;

(ii)                To check for any potential conflict of interests that may arise in the future when I am instructed on other cases;

(iii)               For use in the defence of potential complaints, legal proceedings or fee disputes;

(iv)               To refer back to in future cases which raise similar legal, factual, or procedural issues.

15.          The processing for the purposes listed in paragraph 14 (ii), (iii), and (iv) above, will take place in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. That is, for the purposes of legitimate interests that are not outweighed by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.

16.          The processing for the purposes listed in paragraph 14(i) above, will take place in accordance with Article 6(1)(c) GDPR. That is, the processing is necessary for me to comply with a legal obligation. 

Your Rights

17.          Where processing of your personal data was based on your consent (see paragraphs 6 and 8) you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

18.          Withdrawal of your consent to process such data will most likely mean that I am no longer able to provide you with the legal services you seek.

19.          You may request confirmation that your personal data is being processed by me and details about the personal data, the source, the processing, the purposes of the processing, the recipients and the retention period.

20.          You may request a copy of your personal data that is being processed by me. You may also request rectification (i.e. correction) where there are inaccuracies in the personal data.

21.          You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time, to processing of your personal data in paragraph 14 of this privacy notice. Should you object, the processing will only continue where there are compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your fundamental rights, freedoms and interests. 

22.          Where the processing or retention of your data is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, it will not be possible to object. 

23.          You have the right to request that your personal data is erased where any of the following apply:

(i)                  The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;

(ii)                You withdraw your consent where the basis of processing was based on consent and where there is no other ground for the processing;

(iii)               Where your fundamental rights, freedoms and interests override the legitimate interests of processing in paragraph 14;

(iv)               The personal data has been unlawfully processed; or

(v)                The personal data have to be erased to comply with a legal obligation.

24.          You have the right to request that your personal data is restricted from processing, so that it is simply stored, for the following reasons: as an alternative to deletion; so that it can be corrected; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; to verify if a legitimate ground exists (paragraph 14).

25.          Where it is necessary to correct your personal data, or you have requested the restriction or erasure of your personal data, I shall endeavour to contact the recipients of the personal data, unless this involves disproportionate effort. 

Security

26.          I take appropriate physical and technical procedures to safeguard your personal data to prevent it from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way. The I.T. systems used by Clerksroom are ISO27001 compliant.

Complaints or Queries

27.          If you have any questions regarding this privacy notice, or how I use your personal data please email me: pawar-price@clerksroom.com, or my clerks: mail@clerksroom telephone 01823 247 247.

28.          I shall aim to respond as soon as possible, and within 30 days.

29.          You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) if you believe I have not handled your request in an appropriate manner. For information on contacting the ICO please go to: https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/

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