Scotland Yard ‘probes UK law firms’ role’ in £50m holiday illness scam

Scotland Yard ‘probes UK law firms’ role’ in £50m holiday illness scam

The involvement of UK law firms in a £50 million holiday illness scam is reportedly being investigated by Scotland Yard.

The disclosure came from a lawyer from a Spanish hotel group.

Carolina Ruiz of Monex, a legal firm in Spain challenging hundreds of bogus sickness claims that cost the Mac Hotel Group £4 million, told the Mail on Sunday that British lawyers took a 60% cut of payments.

Deborah Cameron, a 59-year-old who owns a club in Majorca, and her daughter Laura Joyce were arrested last week and a were later released.

They have denied being involved in masterminding a network of ‘claims farmers’ who ‘reminded’ tourists they had been ill and sold their details to UK lawyers, the newspaper reported.

The Solicitors Regulatory Authority is investigating a dozen UK law firms suspected of bogus claims unrelated to the Majorca scandal.

More: 

Spanish police reportedly detain British grandmother over holiday sickness scam

Legal watchdog probes 12 law firms’ links with sickness claims companies

Six reportedly arrested in police operation against fake holiday sickness claims

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