Insurance



Law Society commends Sinn Féin TD for 'exposing' insurance companies on fraud

The Law Society of Ireland has commended a Sinn Féin TD for "exposing the soaring super-profits" of insurance companies, who have blamed high insurance premiums on fraudulent personal injury claims.

Published 9 July 2019

Lawyers to be questioned over high premiums as insurers face grilling

Judges and lawyers will be asked to explain the high costs of compensation claims as TDs attempt to find out the reasons for costly insurance premiums faced by consumers, the Irish Examiner reports.

Published 5 July 2019

Rossa McMahon: The issue of fraud is exaggerated by the insurance industry

Rossa McMahon, solicitor at PG McMahon Solicitors, responds to recent comments about personal injury claims and the impact on insurance costs.

Published 18 June 2019

Belfast-based insurance specialists Caldwell Warner to become part of Keoghs

Belfast-based insurance specialist practice Caldwell Warner is set to become part of UK law firm Keoghs.

Published 17 June 2019

Bill to toughen penalties for fraudulent claims moves forward

Legislation to toughen penalties for making fraudulent claims in the Irish courts will skip pre-legislative scrutiny and go straight to committee stage.

Published 11 June 2019

Ronan Daly Jermyn: More fraud prosecutions needed to deter others

More insurance fraudsters need to be prosecuted to deter others from pursuing exaggerated and fraudulent claims, a partner at Ronan Daly Jermyn has said.

Published 11 June 2019

Government minister blames court injury awards for 'compo culture'

Personal injury awards in the Irish courts are driving a "compo culture" in Ireland, the Government minister with special responsibility for insurance has said.

Published 7 June 2019

Dedicated anti-fraud unit not necessary to tackle insurance fraud

A dedicated anti-fraud unit in An Garda Síochána is not necessary to tackle insurance fraud, according to Garda Commissioner Drew Harris.

Published 21 May 2019

Global law firm Clyde & Co opens Dublin office out of Brexit concerns

Global law firm Clyde & Co has announced the launch of a Dublin office out of concern about the impact of Brexit on its Irish law insurance practice.

Published 13 May 2019

Solicitors raided by gardaí as part of insurance fraud investigation

A number of solicitor offices were raided by gardaí this week as part of an investigation into potentially fraudulent insurance claims.

Published 26 April 2019

Solicitor and insurance boss Ann Kelleher elected president of Insurance Ireland

Ann Kelleher, qualified solicitor and CEO of Ark Life, has been elected president of Insurance Ireland for 2019/20.

Published 25 April 2019

Kearns urges Government not to blame lawyers for insurance premium deadlock

The Government should not blame the legal profession for hindering efforts to reduce insurance premiums in Ireland, retired judge Nicholas Kearns has said.

Published 23 April 2019

Roisin Harper: Revised personal injury damages of keen interest to insurers

Roisin Harper, associate at McKinty and Wright Solicitors, current NI regional representative for the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) and past NI representative to Tomorrow’s FOIL, writes on the latest update to personal injury damages guidelines.

Published 18 April 2019

England: Woman convicted for slip-and-trip fraud in first-of-its-kind private prosecution

A woman has been convicted of fraud in what is believed to be the first private prosecution in the UK by an insurance company against a so-called "slip-and-trip" fraudster.

Published 3 April 2019

Flanagan calls on insurance industry to bring down high premiums

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has said Ireland's "very profitable" insurance industry needs to do more to reduce the costs of premiums.

Published 29 March 2019