Its 2013, six years after the height of the boom and the Irish banks are making lots of noise about turning their legal guns on estate agents and valuers for hyper-inflated property valuations dating back to the boom. But it all smacked of a lacklustre effort to beat the Statute of Limitations by initiating a raft of writs against estate agents for overvaluing properties which apparently led to the banks over lending before the claims became statute barred. So where are all the High Court cases? Well they are few and far between. Investec sued Jones Lang in 2013 for €17m based on an apparent overvaluation by JLL of St Patricks Athletic's grounds with much fanfare yet nothing has happened on the High Court claim since June 2014. A claim going nowhere then. You would have thought many more estate agents/valuers would have been sued by banks and borrowers alike arising from frothy valuations dating between 2006 - 2008. Yet they are as rare as hen's teeth. The same valuers started to work for NAMA and the banks from 2009/2010 - which must have curbed wholesale legal action against valuers. An Irish solution to an Irish problem.