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Senior Judges Raise Concerns Over Plans To Reduce Personal Injury Awards

Ministers had hoped the changes would see a reduction in insurance costs.

Some senior judges are raising concerns about plans aimed at reducing personal injury awards. 

Newspaper reports indicate several higher court judges have circulated memos to colleagues, arguing against new guidelines proposed by a Judicial Council committee. 

Ministers had hoped the changes would see personal injury awards fall, leading to a reduction in insurance costs.

Solicitor at Tormey's of Athlone Lucy Boyle says explains how judge determines a pay out:

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