RGDATA supports the call by the Alliance for Insurance Reform that the Judicial Council reduce the payouts for minor fully recoverable injuries by 80%. The Judicial Council is currently preparing Personal Injuries Guidelines to replace the Book of Quantum and is scheduled to adopt and publish new judicial guidelines on damages for personal injuries by 31st July at the latest. These new guidelines will replace the current Book of Quantum guidelines as to the amounts that may be awarded in personal injury claims. It is understood that draft guidelines are to be considered at a meeting of the full Judicial Council on 5 February. “RGDATA supports this call as this is one of the key actions that will assist in reducing the cost of shop insurance,” says Tara Buckley, Director General RGDATA. You can read the AIR press release here.