Insurance



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

BLM to expand Dublin office in anticipation of post-Brexit demand

Insurance risk and commercial law specialists BLM has announced plans to recruit 10 more lawyers in Dublin as it anticipates increased demand due to Brexit.

Published 20 March 2019

Irish lawyers warn against blaming damages for high premiums as Northern Ireland hikes payouts

Irish lawyers have warned against blaming damages awards for high insurance premiums as newly-revised personal injury guidelines have hiked payouts in Northern Ireland by up to 20 per cent.

Published 1 March 2019

Irish motorists will need 'Green Card' to travel to Northern Ireland in event of no-deal Brexit

Irish motorists travelling to Northern Ireland will need a "Green Card" to demonstrate to authorities that their vehicle has valid motor insurance if there is a no-deal Brexit, an insurance body has warned.

Published 17 January 2019

Personal injury lawyers hit back at 'scaremongering' from Allianz boss

Personal injury lawyers have hit back at the CEO of Allianz Ireland after he said half of the 1,500 claims the insurer challenged in the Irish courts last year were "potentially fraudulent".

Published 11 January 2019