Personal Injury Law

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A new personal injury discount rate will be set early next year following the passing of new legislation. The Damages (Return on Investment) Bill completed its final stage in Stormont yesterday and is expected to receive royal assent before the end of January 2022, after which a new rate will be set

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Personal injury lawyers have called on the Irish government to establish a statutory compensation scheme for vaccine-related injuries. An expert group chaired by Mr Justice Charles Meenan recommended in December 2020 that the government establish a vaccine compensation scheme "as a matter of urgency

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Motor insurance premiums fell by seven per cent last year in the last full year before the introduction of new personal injury guidelines, according to new figures. The Central Bank's third National Claims Information Database (NCID) report on private motor insurance reveals that the average earned

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Alison Cassidy, partner at DAC Beachcroft in Belfast, comments on Northern Ireland's low personal injury discount rate. It has been over five months since the Department of Justice made a shock announcement to change the personal injury discount rate (PIDR) from +2.5 per cent to -1.75 per cent, leav

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Judges are unsure as to who among them should hear a series of legal challenges to new personal injury guidelines because nearly all judges voted on them, according to reports. There are now at least five sets of proceedings in the High Court taking aim at the new guidelines, raising issues such as

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A virtual conference hosted by global legal business DWF will examine Northern Ireland's interim personal injury discount rate (PIDR) of -1.75 per cent, which the firm describes as the lowest in Europe. The sector-wide conference will consider the changes and their repercussions, which could see sub

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Most personal injury claimants are no longer accepting awards by the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) following the introduction of the Judicial Council's new personal injury guidelines, new figures show. A new report from PIAB shows that award levels have declined by 40 per cent on average

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The Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) is expecting the number of claims lodged this year to be down by 20 per cent on the previous year. Stephen Watkins, director of corporate services for PIAB, told The Irish Times that the figure was already 10 per cent lower as of August and expected to d

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Belfast-based Millar McCall Wylie has launched a new identity and dedicated online presence for its personal injury legal services team following a period of growth. The firm, which employs over 40 legal professionals between its Belfast city centre and Ballyhackamore offices, has created MMW Claims

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