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FOCUS OF THE DAY: The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (Apil) has accused the government and insurance sector of “hijacking” a year-long review into insurance fraud. The Insurance Fraud Taskforce (IFT) published its final report last week. Its recommendations include greater data sharing between the insurance sector and regulatory bodies through databases such as MyLicence. It proposed that recoverable costs be reduced by 50% where a minor personal injury claim is notified six months after the accident, a system of predictable damages for soft tissue injuries and a rebuttable evidential presumption that no injury was suffered where claims are lodged after a specified period of time. Full story - New Law Journal

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