Personal Injury

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Revisions to the personal injuries guidelines will require the approval of the Oireachtas under legislative changes proposed in response to the Supreme Court ruling in the Delaney case. The Courts, Civil Law, Criminal Law and Supperannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2024 will make the necessa

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The High Court has awarded €228,160 to a site supervisor who fell from an unguarded stairwell while using an angle grinder, causing him to suffer severe personal injuries. Delivering judgment for the High Court in May, Ms Justice Leonie Reynolds remarked that the plaintiff’s employer &ldq

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The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal against a €91,000 High Court award to a patron who slipped on a wet dancefloor in Charleville Park Hotel during a wedding reception. Delivering judgment for the Court of Appeal in November 2023, Mr Justice Seamus Noonan opined: “The fact that th

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The Injuries Resolution Board marked its 20th anniversary with a conference in Dublin yesterday. Titled ‘Twenty Years On – The Changing Personal Injuries Environment’, the conference heard from international and Irish experts discussing the impact of reforms in the personal injurie

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The Injuries Resolution Board's mediation service now covers public liability injury claims in addition to employer liability injury claims. Legislation commenced from today continues the roll-out of the mediation service which was first launched in December 2023 alongside the rebranding of the form

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Northern Ireland's new Green Book will provide "more clarity and consistency" in personal injury awards, Clyde & Co has said. The global law firm recently welcomed senior insurance leaders to its Belfast office to consider the likely impact of the changes published in the sixth edition of the Gr

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Justice minister Helen McEntee has indicated that new legislation will follow the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on the personal injuries guidelines. A majority of Supreme Court judges yesterday held that the relevant section of the Judicial Council Act 2019 is unconstitutional, but that the guidel

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A majority of the Supreme Court has determined that s.7(2)(g) of the Judicial Council Act 2019 which required the adoption by the Judicial Council of the 2021 Personal Injuries Guidelines is unconstitutional, but that the Guidelines remain in force in law being that were subsequently ratified by the

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The personal injuries guidelines drawn up by the Judicial Council are legally binding, the Supreme Court has ruled. In the complex case of Bridget Delaney v. the Personal Injuries Assessment Board & Others, the court ruled by 4-3 that part of the Judicial Council Act 2019 relating to the making

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JMK Solicitors is celebrating 10 consecutive years as Northern Ireland's most prolific personal injury firm. New figures from the Department for Communities' compensation recovery unit shows that JMK was instructed in 1,939 cases last year, more than double the next law firm providing personal injur

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