Personal Injury

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Law firm Kennedys has urged the Northern Ireland Executive to change the way the personal injury discount rate is calculated to reflect what injured people do with their compensation in real life. The Department of Justice recently launched a consultation on how the discount rate or “real rate

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Personal injury lawyer Liam Moloney has been re-elected to the board of governors of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) for a further three-year term. His election took place at the organisation's recent annual convention in Washington, D.C., which was held remotely for the first time due to

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A Limerick solicitor has launched defamation proceedings against the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association (ISME) over its comments about a personal injury case, according to reports. Gerard O'Neill, founder and principal of O'Neill & Co Solicitors, acted for a claimant in a case which

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Personal injury cases have restarted at the High Court following a four-month absence as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The backlog of cases that has accrued since mid-March is believed to be 300, the Irish Examiner reports.

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Lawyers have been urged by Ms Justice Mary Irvine, the new president of the High Court, to consider settling 320 personal injury cases which have been left "in limbo" since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement this morning, Ms Justice Irvine highlighted statistics showing that 97 per c

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It is a "myth" that claimants in Northern Ireland are being disadvantaged by the current personal injury discount rate, the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) has said. The Department of Justice recently launched a consultation on how the discount rate or "real rate of return", used by the courts to

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A consultation has been launched on how the discount rate used by the courts to determine the size of personal injury awards should be set. The discount rate, also known as the real rate of return, is currently determined by case law, but the justice minister also has the power under section 24 of t

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The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal brought by Dunnes Stores Limited Company over a July 2019 judgment in which Ms Justice Miriam O’Regan awarded the sum of €102,000 and costs to a respondent in respect of injuries sustained in a fall in a Co Cork store. Background

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A personal injury lawyer has urged businesses to co-operate with the PSNI and insurance claims investigators amid a reported increase in hit-and-run incidents during the lockdown. Olivia Meehan, legal services director of JMK Solicitors, made the comments in response to reports from auto body repair

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Personal injury lawyers and insurers have struck an agreement designed to ease the burden on the Northern Ireland courts during the coronavirus pandemic. The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and the Association of British Insurers (ABI) have agreed a protocol which includes the freezing

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