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FBD claims it has been proactive in reflecting the impact of new guidelines for personal injuries in the prices charged to customers. Photograph: iStock

Insurer FBD said on Wednesday that its average private motor premiums have dropped by 5 per cent so far this year in what it described as a “competiti(...)

Mr Justice Kevin Cross spoke against new guidelines for personal injury awards. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The judge who manages personal injury litigation in the High Court argued against the adoption of new guidelines designed to reduce the level of such (...)

Eamonn Fleming: ‘Solicitors in country towns are a resilient bunch.’ Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

West Cork-based solicitor Eamonn Fleming has been here before. Back in 2003 it was argued that the the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) would(...)

Stuart Gilhooly, a former president of the Law Society: ‘On no Monday do I expect premiums to come down, no less this one.’

There is “not a hope” that insurance premiums will start coming down quickly following the introduction into force of new guidelines on personal injur(...)

  Mr Justice Kevin Cross said there is a “great lacuna” in the court’s personal injuries list for the rest of this law term to May 20th. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The High Court judge who manages personal injuries litigation has stressed that new guidelines aimed at reducing damages, especially for minor injuri(...)

New Supreme Court judge Gerard Hogan. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Government has nominated Mr Justice Gerard Hogan to the Supreme Court and also approved the procedures to appoint the next chief justice when the (...)

Research by the Central Bank shows the cost of settling claims through litigation accounts for 67 per cent of the actual compensation amount. Photograph: iStock

Personal injury awards will be reduced because of the recent adoption of guidelines by judges and, it is expected, more claims will be settled without(...)

A virtually empty M50 in Dublin at the height of lockdown last year. Insurance Ireland says traffic volumes have been higher  since the initial lockdown. Photograph: Tom Honan

Motor insurers have been accused of “sidestepping” the issue of refunds to customers affected by the pandemic. Covid-19 travel restrictions mean the(...)

The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee, will ask that the Government approve amendments to the Judicial Council Act 2019 and the Personal Injuries Assessment Board Act of 2003. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Personal injury cases that have not yet been assessed by the State’s awards body will be subject to new guidelines on damages under soon-to-be-introdu(...)

A landmark in insurance reform has been reached with the Judicial Council agreeing new guidelines for personal injury awards. Photograph: Laura Hutton/RollingNews.ie

Ireland has certainly taken the long road to insurance reform, particularly in the area of personal injuries. The Personal Injuries Assessment Board ((...)

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