Personal Injury

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Plans to bring more cases within the ambit of an enhanced Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) have gone out for consultation. As part of its strategy to bring down insurance costs, the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (DETE) is seeking observations from the public and interested

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Legislative amendments to bring the Judicial Council's new personal injuries guidelines into effect have been agreed by ministers. Justice Minister Helen McEntee yesterday secured approval from his colleagues to make the necessary amendments to the Judicial Council Act 2019 and the Personal Injuries

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Plans to change the way damages are calculated in Northern Ireland could leave people with life-changing injuries under-compensated and relying on the state, personal injury lawyers have warned. The Northern Ireland Assembly is now debating the Damages (Return on Investment) Bill, which follows a pu

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New personal injury guidelines which will lead to significantly reduced payouts in most cases have been approved by the Judicial Council. The guidelines were drawn up by the personal injuries guidelines committee, chaired by Ms Justice Mary Irvine, and approved by the Judicial Council on Saturday at

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The Judicial Council's personal injuries guidelines committee is standing by its recommendations and will not make changes in response to criticism from some judges, according to reports. Draft guidelines were drawn up by the committee last year and are currently being considered by the full Judicia

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Legislation to change how the personal injury discount rate is calculated has been introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly. The Damages (Return on Investment) Bill, which follows a public consultation last year, will change how the personal injury discount rate is set.

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A number of senior judges have circulated memos critical of draft personal injury guidelines currently being considered by the Judicial Council, according to reports. The memos have been seen by The Irish Times, which reports that they come from High Court judges and one Court of Appeal judge. One i

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The Judicial Council has adjourned to give further consideration to proposed personal injury guidelines following its meeting on Friday. The council was widely expected to approve the draft guidelines drawn up by its personal injuries guidelines committee, which have not been published but are said

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