Plexus Law was the first firm to obtain a contempt conviction in a case of gross exaggeration.
Ms Kirk was involved in a road traffic accident in which she alleged caused fibromyalgia. Her pleaded case was £750,000. Liability was admitted but it was believe that the claimant had grossly exaggerated her claim.
Following the disclosure of surveillance evidence the claimant accepted £25,000.
The defendant applied for committal proceedings and the claimant was subsequently convicted of contempt of court.