- Recommended Lawyer for 'Personal injury: defendant (North West)'
"Martin Stockdale who heads the cross-sector fraud offering is also recommended for his skill on ‘large-scale matters’."
The Legal 500 UK 2018/19
- Qualified in England and Wales in 2003
Martin is the head of Kennedys’ counter fraud unit. He qualified in England and Wales in 2003 and is a partner in the Manchester office, operating in the UK as well as internationally.
Martin is a fraud expert acting for insurers, corporate and self-insured clients, advising on cross-client organised and complex fraud investigations. His work includes managing and coordinating litigation, investigation strategies and individual interests for clients whilst working with industry bodies, such as the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB), regulators and the police.
Martin builds counter fraud strategies to detect and challenge fraudulent claims, ensuring best practice, effective process and measures to deter and prevent fraud.
He has been involved in cross-industry operations of note, such as; Adam v Lick (UK) Ltd, Operation Clapham, Operation Undergo and Operation Neasden. His experience sees him coordinating cross-jurisdiction initiatives in counter fraud and working across all lines of business within the firm.
Martin was instrumental in developing the firms’ counter fraud product Ki - a unique industry fraud detection and investigation solution that harnesses and utilises more live data than any other investigation system on the market.
Martin regularly contributes to Kennedys’ Personal injury brief and is a co-author of our Claims Handling Law and Practice Guide.
Martin is a member of the Insurance Fraud Investigators Group (IFIG) and the Fraud Advisory Panel. He is frequently involved in lobbying activities, including attending a briefing with the Insurance Fraud Taskforce at Whitehall. He often contributes to industry publications and journals, including leading on POST Magazine Round Table event on fraud in casualty claims.