Waterford woman begins legal challenge to new personal injury award guidelines

Bridget Delaney’s action questions the legal basis of the guidelines, which have resulted in damages awarded being reduced by 40 per cent

A challenge has taken in the High Court against the new guidelines for personal injury awards

There would be “riots on Trafalgar Square” if the personal injury guidelines in England had regard to the level of damages awarded in Ireland, a court has heard.

The claim was made as part of a legal challenge to the new guidelines for personal injury awards which began in the High Court last week.

The guidelines were adopted by the state's judges in March last year, and have resulted in payouts being reduced by 40 ...