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A challenge to a proposed €11,000 damages award under controversial new guidelines for soft tissue injuries opens on Tuesday at the High Court.

A challenge by a hospital catering assistant to a proposed €11,000 damages award under controversial new guidelines for soft tissue injuries suffered (...)

FBD Group  remains confident in its underlying profitability and growth prospects, despite an inflation-driven rise in the cost of settling claims. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

FBD Group said on Thursday that it remained confident in its underlying profitability and growth prospects, even as general inflation is driving up t(...)

Ms Justice Mary Irvine, the first woman president of the High Court, will retire in July.  Photograph: Tom Honan

Mary Irvine, who retires in July as the first woman president of the High Court, endured a baptism of fire, steering the court through Covid-19, fast-(...)

The spike in PIAB award rejections comes as a series of High Court cases challenging the constitutionality of laws underpinning the judicial guidelines make their way through the courts. Photograph: Alan Betson

Promises by insurers in the Republic that they would move rapidly to cut motor premiums as a result of new judicial guidelines for personal injury awa(...)

It is argued that the value of claims has been reduced significantly by the guidelines.

New guidelines slashing awards for minor personal injuries are hurting low-income workers and giving a “green light” to exploitative employers, accord(...)

The number of claims has fallen 31 per cent since 2019, when PIAB received 31,078 applications, to 21,410 last year but much of that decline is attributed to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Photograph: iStock

The Personal Injuries Assessment Board’s average award last year dropped by 42 per cent in the wake of new guidelines slashing awards for minor person(...)

 Rosalind Carroll, the head of the Personal Injuries Assessment Board. PIAB started publishing award figures to increase transparency, but insurers and the Court Service itself needs to do the same so that people can make informed choices, she said. Photograph: Alan Betson

New guidelines cutting awards for minor personal injuries have had such an “immediate and colossal” impact that they have caused “a bit of a shock”, a(...)

Ms Justice Mary Irvine: took up the position of High Court president on June 18th, 2020. Photograph: Tom Honan

The president of the High Court, Ms Justice Mary Irvine, has told her colleagues she will retire at the end of July. The first woman to be appointed (...)

The Four Courts in Dublin. The Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2022 provides that the names of all those persons who apply for a judicial vacancy are forwarded to the Minister for Justice, for information purposes only, along with recommended names

A Bill aimed at ensuring a “clear, merit-based process” for appointing judges has been approved by the Government. Minister for Justice Helen McEnt(...)

The case in the High Court has been listed for six days.

The law requiring judges to prepare new guidelines on personal injury damages does not say minor injury awards should be cut by more than 40 per cent (...)

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