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Belfast-based Paschal O'Hare Solicitors has announced the opening of its third office, located in Glengormley, Newtownabbey. The personal injury specialist firm, founded in 1969, now has offices in Belfast city centre, Carrickfergus and Glengormley, which are used to meet with clients from across No

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The personal injury discount rate in Northern Ireland has been set to -1.5 per cent following the first review under the new legislative framework established this year. The review, which has been welcomed by personal injury lawyers, was carried out by the government actuary under the methodology pr

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Plans to enhance and reform the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) in a bid to encourage more claimants and respondents to use it have been given the go-ahead by ministers. The government has approved the general scheme of the Personal Injuries Resolution Board Bill and has now given the gree

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The setting of a new personal injury discount rate (PIDR) for Northern Ireland could be jeopardised by the possible collapse of the Northern Ireland Assembly, an insurance law expert has warned. The Damages (Return on Investment) Bill, which introduces a statutory methodology for calculating the dis

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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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