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The replacement of the Book of Quantum with personal injury guidelines, an enhanced role for the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) and the creation of a statutory offence of perjury are among the 66 actions set out in the government's first action plan for insurance reform. The action plan,

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A judicial review launched on behalf of a child who was injured in a hit-and-run is challenging the standard practice of parents or guardians signing off on compensation settlements. Solicitor Ciaran O'Hare of McIvor Farrell is acting on behalf of a child who suffered a head injury at 10 weeks old a

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The average legal costs in personal injury cases settled through litigation was over €23,000 between 2015 and 2019, according to new figures published by the Central Bank of Ireland. The figures are revealed in the second annual private motor insurance report of the National Claims Information

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Some of the biggest motor insurance companies in Ireland have engaged in anti-competitive cooperation, the competition watchdog has alleged in preliminary findings. The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) today issued preliminary findings to AIG Europe S.A., Allianz PLC, AXA Insura

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Judgment in a business interruption insurance case that featured 15 Queen's Counsel and 20 junior counsel has been handed down by the High Court. The court found in favour of the arguments advanced for policyholders by the Financial Conduct Authority on the majority of the key issues.

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Legislation providing for a major shake-up of insurance laws has partly come into force today, but key provisions will not be commenced until at least a year from now. The Consumer Insurance Contracts Bill 2017, introduced as a private member’s bill by Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pea

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Insurance companies should pay plaintiffs' legal costs in test cases concerning COVID-19 claims on business interruption insurance policies, the Central Bank of Ireland has said. The Central Bank has published its COVID-19 and business interruption insurance supervisory framework, which aims to seek

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Ronan Daly Jermyn partner Brian Hunt and solicitor Michael Quinlan take a look at the ambitious plans for legislative reforms in the insurance sector. Fuelled by cycle of rising and falling insurance premiums, the high level of personal injury awards, and a series of high-profile successes against f

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FBD Insurance has applied for a stay on any further legal proceedings brought by publicans over business interruption payouts until the first cases have been decided. The major insurer is facing legal action from up to 1,000 publicans over its decision not to pay out on business interruption cover f

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Employers' and public liability insurance data will be included in the National Claims Information Database (NCID), the Central Bank of Ireland has announced. The move comes five months after the Central Bank published the NCID's first annual report on private motor insurance, which provided detaile

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Arthur Cox advised Ireland's major insurance firms that premium reliefs for motor insurance customers were allowed under competition law, according to reports. Members of the Insurance Ireland umbrella group, including Allianz, Axa, FBD, RSA and Zurich, last week announced reliefs in response to the

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Legal costs in motor insurance claims rose slightly to €112 million in 2018, according to new figures from the Central Bank of Ireland. In total, there were legal costs of €112,275,745 in 2018 in relation to 4,714 claims taken through the courts.

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Major reforms to insurance contracts aimed at making them fairer for consumers have been approved by the Oireachtas. The Consumer Insurance Contracts Bill 2017, introduced as a private member's bill by Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD, is now expected to be signed into law by

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