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Elaine Byrne: ‘Joe’ isn’t the only player in the claim game

The strategy by insurers not to contest claims – even if they believe they can win – is prompting more cases

30th July, 2017

The Courts Service annual report for 2016, published last week, is alarmist on first reading. But there is more to this than meets the eye.

The Courts Service reports a 15 per cent increase in the number of personal injuries (PI) claims before the courts last year. Of the 21,898 personal injury suits filed, almost 40 per cent are before the High Court. Not only is there a dramatic increase in the number of PI cases,...

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