Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality

Access to Justice and Legal Costs: Discussion (Resumed)

Mr. Gerry Hassett:

The average cost for a claim went up by 64%. What the Deputy is seeing is that the incidence of claims is falling and the average cost of claims is rising. Underneath that, what we are seeing is that the proportion of claims that are related to personal injury have gone from a total of 59% to 75% in that period.