Changes in how Future Damages are Calculated

State Claims Agency vows to Appeal decision of Irish High Court to apply a 1% multiplier to a future loss claim. In a recent decision the Irish High Court varied the level of deduction on a large future loss claim from the traditional 3% rate to 1% per annum. In a...

Insurers to provide clearer renewal quotes

Following pressure from consumer groups, it has been revealed that the FCA are currently drawing up new rules to ensure renewal quotes on insurance policies include previous premiums as well to make customers aware of when the cost of their policy is increasing....

IRL High Court ruled that monies paid out of “Dunnes Stores Management Pension and Life Assurance Scheme” were not to be deducted from the Plaintiff’s loss of earnings claim pursuant to s. 2 of the Civil Liability (Amendment ) Act 1964.

Monahan -v- Dunnes Stores & Ano  On the plaintiff’s behalf it was submitted that the payment which she received was payable by Friends First in respect of the injury which was the subject matter of wrongful act in the proceedings and was a payment that was...

IRL High Court Dismisses Plaintiff’s PI action

Ryan J dismissed an action by the plaintiff in accordance with section 26 of the Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004 on the grounds (a) that he gave false or misleading evidence in a material respect which he knew to be false or misleading; (b) that he swore an...

Apprentice Solicitor Required (Belfast)

Solicitor Apprentice/Legal Executive Wanted Lacey Solicitors are able to offer an apprenticeship for law students who have secured a place at either the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queen’s University Belfast or the University of Ulster Graduate School...

Insurance Law Ireland

Solicitor Apprentice/Legal Executive Wanted Lacey Solicitors are able to offer an apprenticeship for law students who have secured a place at either the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queen’s University Belfast or the University of Ulster Graduate School...

Solicitor Apprentice/Legal Executive Wanted Lacey Solicitors are able to offer an apprenticeship for law students who have secured a place at either the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queen’s University Belfast or the University of Ulster Graduate School...

IRL High Court. Judge refuses to strike out personal Injury case where there was inordinate and inexcusable delay. In the case of McCarthy v Brandon Constrution and Others, Ryan J refused to strike out the Plaintiff's personal injury action even where the court...

High Court Judge Frustrated at the use of Expert Witnesses in Personal Injury Action Mr Justice Charleton in his Judgement in Flynn v Bus Atha Cliath chose to comment on the role of expert witnesses called in road traffic collision personal injury cases. The Judge...

IRL High Court Dismisses Personal Injury action where passenger on bus injured due to driver braking in an emergency In the case of Flynn v Bus Atha Cliath [2012] IEHC 398 Charleton J held that the plaintiff had been injured whilst rising from her seat to alight from...

IRL High Court Assessment of Damages- Significant Injury- Psychiatric Injury- change in personality and its effect on earning capacity- Application of Reddy v Bates- Consideration of Cap on General Damages In the case of Fagan v Griffen, the court had to assess...

The best opening line of a Judgement? I liked this from Hogan J in a recent Irish High Court action. "It might seem surprising that litigation presently pending in the District Court of Denver, Colorado (“the Colorado litigation”) concerning a disputed share...

Are you looking for a recent text book on Insurance Law? Try Alison Padfiels's Insurance Claims, reviewed here, by The Student Law Review http://www.studentlawjournal.com/reviews/insurance/9781847668912.htm

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