Tag: Philip Hoyes

GBB was congratulated today by Premex for the ‘wonderful presentation and contribution’ made to the Premex Group Annual Conference in Birmingham on Tuesday.

Technical Director, Phil Hoyes and Large Loss Director,  Paul Fidler presented to over 125 medico-legal experts who had attended the conference from across the country, which was the biggest yet following on from the recent changes in the industry and the reforms in the low value personal injury claims process.

Providing an overview from an engineering perspective, Phil and Paul’s topical presentation demonstrated how different accident scenarios can influence mechanisms of injuries and the levels of trauma sustained.

As the information regarding accident circumstances (as presented by the injured party, instructing solicitors or third party insurers) remains subjective and subject to potential bias, the only real solution is to arm the medical expert with factual, objective information from an independent source.

Dr Scot Darling, Chief Medical Officer and Clinical Lead at Premex Group, said: “Feedback has been excellent and the delegates have expressed how much they enjoyed listening to you speak.”

Dr Darling added that it would be great to work with GBB again next year and that Premex was “truly lucky having GBB as such a valuable resource”.


It is hoped that the medical expert will be able to use the information and research provided by GBB when examining their patient and giving their diagnosis.

GBB contributed to the conference alongside barristers and solicitors, advising on fraud detection and good reporting, and a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, discussing the determination of prognosis.

The seminar was held to give valuable insight into the recent reforms and allow the audience to engage with all the delegates.

Premex Services is the UK’s leading provider of independent medico-legal reports, used to assist in the resolution of personal injury claims. Established in 1996, Premex Services is supported by a team of over 300 employees and operates from its headquarters in Bolton.

It serves over 800 individual customers from across the legal profession and insurance industry, and is a forward thinking company with a track record of providing customer focused solutions that deliver convenience, speed, innovation and quality.



GBB are delighted to announce that director, Philip Hoyes, was registered as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the Engineering Council on the 5th October 2012 reflecting his standing as a professionally qualified engineer.

In the United Kingdom, a Chartered Engineer is an engineer registered with Engineering Council (the British regulatory body for engineers). Contemporary Chartered Engineers are master’s degree-qualified and have gained professional competencies through training and experience. The formation process of a Chartered Engineer is generally a minimum of 8 years.

The Engineering Council is the UK regulatory body for the engineering profession and professional registration is the mechanical engineering industry’s gold standard.

Chartered Engineers develop appropriate solutions to engineering problems. They may develop and apply new technologies, promote advanced designs and design methods and introduce new and more efficient production techniques, or pioneer new engineering services and management methods. The title CEng is protected by civil law and is one of the most recognisable international engineering qualifications.

Chartered Engineers are variously engaged in technical and commercial leadership and possess effective interpersonal skills.

Together with his acceptance as full member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Philip plans to utilise this credential to underpin a framework  at GBB that encourages IMechE membership, provides mentorship and support for undergraduates and a structured  training scheme for the next generation of Forensic Engineers.


GBB will feature on the BBC televisions Claimed and Shamed, a documentary series that casts a covert eye over the ever-growing problem of insurance fraud.

GBB were asked to contribute after they examined a BMW that had been deliberately set on fire.

Claimed and Shamed will air on BBC 1 each weekday for a fortnight from 15th October 2012.